2002 BMW 5 Series 530i Touring M Sport 3.0 from Australia and New Zealand
Alternator died, which also killed the battery.
Door actuator stopped working.
Rocker cover gasket leaked.
I have had a few E39s now. The 530i M is the best by far.
Much better than a 540i, and get the M Sport, it is worth the extra dollars.
The wagon is great, but it is not a big wagon. The side trims make the boot a little narrow.
Great comfort. I am yet to find a better car that I can do 500kms per day - and still feel like I could do another 500kms.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th March, 2009
29th Apr 2009, 11:47
Can you elaborate why is it better than the 540? I know the fuel economy is better, but is there anything else?
Thank you for your answer and I wish you a million happy miles with your bimmer. I hope I get one soon.
5th May 2013, 04:41
The 540 tends to be more unreliable and expensive to fix, should things go wrong. The 530 won countless awards, is smoother with its even firing order, and has 77bhp per litre compared with the 540's 64bhp per litre.