1996 BMW 5 Series 523i
Amazing luxury car
Strange noise on brake pads (when braking in reverse).
Great comfortable luxury car, built with very high standards.
Performance is OK for a 1700kg car. It reaches easily 220km/h, and the top speed is around 240 km/h with great stability. Can reach 250 km/h downhill.
Consumption in the city is about 12L/100km normal and 10L slow. At a constant 120/130 km/h with 4 people, it can do below 8 liters.
It's a pleasure to hear the engine revving above 5500rpm, with the 6 in-line singing nicely. Pure BMW technology.
The faults are normal for a 15 year old daily car.
The steering wheel is big and the steering is not the fastest. Maybe the age is playing a role now.
It's a great buy for the price, if you want a quality car for a small price. Find one in good shape.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th May, 2012