Year of manufacture 2000 First year of ownership 2000 Most recent year of ownership 2002 Engine and transmission 2. Rear side-impact airbags are optional. The front airbags are controlled by a dual-mode system that changes the deployment speed of the airbag depending on whether occupants are wearing seat belts; the front-passenger airbags will not inflate if that seat is unoccupied. The 16-way sport seats optional are not the most comfortable, especially on long trips. The xenon headlamps light the road better than any car I've ever owned - they even level automatically. The results are presented relative to the average model that year.
Tests have shown the head protection system markedly improves survivability in side impacts. The car has had these noises since it was purchased in 2000! Year of manufacture 2000 First year of ownership 2000 Most recent year of ownership 2002 Engine and transmission 2. The 5 series is just nicer, and back in the day you paid for that. Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Yes Review Date: 16th September, 2000 How can you comment on the car's reliability and say 'The Germans know how to build cars' when you've only driven 50 miles? The Sport would have been better for my soul if worse for my bum. This twin-cam four-valve design with the variable valve setup generates 282 horsepower and 324 foot-pounds of torque.
It runs quietly and is a pleasure to drive. All three have rear-wheel drive. The automatics are equipped with adaptive electronics that tailor shift programs to driving style. An intermittent rattle from the rear that could never be fixed. In all, more than five million 5 Series vehicles have been sold. The series enjoys excellent safety ratings as well as high horsepower, and it's available with both automatic and manual transmissions.
Except for a split hose and a rumbling wheel bearing both now fixed I have had no problems. Deeply bolstered manually adjustable sport front seats are available at no cost for the 540i. Power front seats with 10-way adjustments are standard along with a power tilt-and-telescope steering column. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. The 528 is better than all of them although the Rover 600ti came close A tremendous package of speed, comfort, reliability, practicality and image. In all, more than five million 5 Series vehicles have been sold. When it debuted in the 1970s, it was especially reminiscent of Italian cars and the Alfa Romeo in particular.
Yes Review Date: 7th June, 2002 I agree. Absolutely nothing has gone wrong and this car has seen all sorts of conditions from city driving to the autobahn I did European delivery to country roads to everything in-between. I've driven more miles in borrowed friends' cars than that! A clever Head Protection System is supplied. Under the Hood The M5 comes with a 400-horsepower 5. The tailgate has a commendably low opening, giving access to the luggage bay right down to bumper-top level; if smaller items are to be loaded aboard, the rear glass can be raised separately.
The paintwork still gleams the odd tiny stone chip , the original alloys are like new and the interior is better than most 2 year-old cars. Many versions of 5 Series cars have been issued, and the main distinguishing difference is the engine type. The 540i that comes with the 6-speed manual gearbox is a sports model: It comes ganged up with a sports suspension with firmer springs and shock absorbers, specially tuned anti-roll bars, a lower ride height, and 17-inch wheels with larger rear tires. On tight curves, this is where the car is just amazing! They have phenomenal torque, and keep me impressed. I have owned around 30 cars over the last 30 years including 3 new ones I have never owned one with more than 50,000 miles before the beemer Previous ownership has covered most makes other than Mercedes and Peugeot, including sports, coupes, prestige and family saloons.
We drove over 100 miles to test drive a car which we would have not considered had there been more close up photos from which the physical condition could have been gaged. Love the leather seats, the electric telescope and tilt. Since then, the car's exterior has gradually shifted from boxy lines to gentle arcs. All three have rear-wheel drive. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. The series enjoys excellent safety ratings as well as high horsepower, and it's available with both automatic and manual transmissions. Remember that the 5-series is noted throughout the world for being the finest executive car on sale today; being unable to drive it is merely a reflection on the person behind the wheel and not the badge upon it.
At highway speed, when punching it to pass, the auto trans upshifts very quickly, and never hesitates to find the right gear for strong acceleration. Power front seats with 10-way adjustments are standard along with a power tilt-and-telescope steering column. The appearance of the car is impressive looking with beautifully styled lines while also maintaining an air of subtlety. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. I've driven more miles in borrowed friends' cars than that! The inline 6 is throaty and powerful although you won't be pinned to your seat like the V8 540i.