5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
iam going to buy an 2000 e39 528i, i checked 2 cars but one of them is for the US market and the other one is for the Euro market, they told me that the euro car is better so i need to know about the differences between the cars of 2 markets (mechanical differences ),,,,
There are a number of differences, but they're mostly cosmetic. The european dashboard is thinner top to bottom, and therefore more attractive; the US model was thicker due to US safety regulations. The headlights usually have "city lights," which are small lights that stay on all the time. The speedometer may be in kph rather than mph. There will be rear fog lights in addition to the front fogs. Some of the interior comfort packages are different. More fold-down rear seats are available. There is a first aid kit in the eurospec model, and sometimes a fire extinguisher. The trunk-mounted tool kit will have a reflective triangle. Those are all the differences I can think of off the top of my head; there may be more.
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