1998 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: Wonderful Car, Not so nimble

1998 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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540i Sedan (4.4L V8)

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Wonderful Car, Not so nimble
By RichGilb on


1998 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan


It's a beautiful car, and BMW does an
excellent job thinking of luxury
details. The pickup is wonderful, but
the handling around sharp curves is
not as nimble as a sports car. It's a
true sports sedan, and perhaps the
best one you can buy. The 6-speed
manual is a rocket!

I had a number of minor electronic
glitches (ghosts). Sunroof stopped
working here and there, then started,
etc. It was enough to make me a bit
nervous about its reliability. But I
must say, they were minor issues.

Best Features

Great Luxury appointments, dual heating zones. Snap-your-neck-in-the- headrest-accelleration.

Worst Features

Electronics reliability could be improved.
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