1989 BMW 5 Series 524 TD from France
An unreliable BMW
The 2.4 l turbodiesel engine had to be entirely changed at 120.000 km!
Very disappointing for reliability and equipment.
Top speed is good (192 km/h) but acceleration is very poor.
Excellent road holding.
Good comfort (seats and silence).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 16th March, 2001
30th Nov 2001, 14:29
It is not surprising that the turbo-diesel model has poor acceleration, turbo-diesels of any manufacturer usually do. However, it is very unusual and surprising that the engine did not last. Diesel engines are known for running for hundreds of thousands of miles without even needing an engine rebuild.