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Old 09-28-2004, 07:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, I picked up my 1997 528i today and I happen to live at the bottom of a mountain in North Vancouver, British Columbia. So I thought to myself, what a great place to test drive my new "baby" and experience how it handles on the curves, and "feel" the acceleration. I have read of some not being happy with the acceleration of the 528i on the hills.

So I found one of the steepest sections of the mountain, heading up to the ski hill here and tromped on the accelerator. I must confess, I think this puppy has plenty of acceleration. I tried it out a couple of times, each time the results were the same - a smile on my face. Now I know some of you guys want the eye lids wrapped around the back of your skulls, but you know, I think the 528i is all right.
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Old 09-29-2004, 01:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Congrats on your new ride. As long as you're happy with it, that's all that matters.
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Glad you like it & welcome to the club - My 98 523 only has a 170bhp 2.5 ltr engine but the acceleration is still very good (the same 0-60 as the 528 auto). It's not just the power either, these things will stand a heavy right foot for years.
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