1977 BMW 5 Series Review from North America

1977 BMW 5 Series 525i double carbs

Model year1977
Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership1992
Engine and transmission double carbs Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired176000 kilometres
Most recent distance222000 kilometres


The car I wish I still had, you know, the one your dad talks about with the gleem in his eyes



General Comments:

Built like a tank. I owned this car when I was in Germany. It never failed me.

I had the brakes re-done at Bosch dealer, new calipers, rotors, pads, and a new muffler. I ran the car on the autobahn nearly everyday at a average speed of 180km. It had 2 carburetors, 2 air filters, the Germans called it the "last of the German muscle cars". Never had any problems.

It must have weighed 5000lbs, it was solid. Bought it for $1200, had new Fulda tires and a racing steering wheel. Sold it for $1600 years later. No rust under or upper, perfect in and out. Wow... this was how cars once were made.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th November, 2010

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 1 review