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#1 (permalink) Old 02-24-2004, 02:42 AM
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Hi everyone,
I'm thinking about buying a five series bmw, around the 1995 year range, this will also be my first Bimmer. I'm getting conflicting information on the five series regarding the engine, that it's made of a material called nikosil, and it needs to be rebuilt prematurely. Is this true in all five series or around this time frame? My other question is, is there a big difference between the 4.0/3.0 power wise. If anybody could help I would appreciate it.
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1000cc is a big difference in engine power assuming the 540 has 4.0 and the 530 a 3.0... on choosing try this site http://www.parkers.co.uk. it's popular here in the UK.
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