2006 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: Inconsistent Idle

2006 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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530i Sedan (3.0L 6-cyl. 6-speed Manual)

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Inconsistent Idle
By EratticIdle on


2006 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


15 year BMW owner. This car/engine has an idle issue. If you are thinking of buying one observe how it idles after reaching temperature. As you stop, the car idle drops to normal. 2 seconds later it drops, shakes the car, returns to normal. Happens a lot. Been to dealer 6 times. Have driven other 2006 and 2007 530s and noted the SAME issue although some vehicles not quite as noticeable. Worried about long term viability of this car.

Best Features

Effortless acceleration.

Worst Features

Suggest that a 50K car should idle properly.
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