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Car reviews - BMW - 5 Series - 530i Sport sedan

Suspension

BMW logo10 Aug 2001

By MALCOLM LIVERMORE

THE 5 Series Sport has stiffer, more sporting suspension settings than the stock-standard sedans though it uses the same light-alloy all-independent suspension. MacPherson struts are used up front and a multi-link design at the rear axle, with coil springs, gas dampers and a ball joint-mounted stabiliser bar used at each end. BMW claims the lightweight construction reduced weight by about 65kg over comparable, conventional suspension.

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The M5 was BMW's top performing model until the E46 M3 arrived - its 0-100km/h acceleration time of 5.2 seconds bettering the M5's claim of 5.4 seconds

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