BMW M5 Review from Australia and New Zealand

1989 BMW M5 E34 3.6

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carFiat 124

Summary:

Awesome car, but only for the well off, deep pocketed car enthusiast

Faults:

Rocker rover, cam plate at back of cam box need replacement at 110 000kms.

Blew a hole in extractors - cold air prong burnt off cylinder 1 extractor.

CV joints, center and rear bearing of tail shaft needed replacement, along with tail shaft re-alignment at 115000kms.

Rear beam bushes were torn at 118 000Kms.

MAF, TPS gone and needed replacing, but wasn't due to cost, just cleaned along with injectors at 115 000Kms.

Orings for injectors worn at 116000kms.

General Comments:

This car is awesome, and for $17K AU for LHD premium condition one, it was awesome bang for buck. One of the best cars that I owned, but make sure your back pocket is big.

Fuel consumption was very high, running around the average 20L per 100kms.

Oil Service and filters need to be done every 4000kms being a M car.

Needs regular maintenance and can be expensive.

Awesome car, however no one expects it to take off so quick.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th May, 2008

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review