Car reviews - BMW - 5 Series - 530i Sport sedan
In 530i form the BMW E39 5 Series is probably the best all-round car in the world
11 Apr 2001
OTHER cars start looking and feeling old after five years. But the 5-Series BMW? Not this one. The German marque has again breathed new life into its mid-size luxury sedan and the 530i Sport is a fine example. In appearance, accommodation, performance from the new-generation 3.0-litre engine and driving dynamics, this is a car for small families to revel in. Not all passengers will appreciate the sacrifice made in ride comfort. But the keen driver will.
Model release date: 1 December 2000 to 1 October 2003
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BMW E34 5 SeriesReleased: November 1990
Ended: January 1996
Family Tree: 5 Series
The current, E39 5 Series appeared in February 1996, replacing its E34 predecessor after more than five years. A mid-life facelift of the E39 in late 2000 brought with it a redesigned bumper and headlights, among other things, which should see the current model out until its all-new replacement, expected in 2003.
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