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Old 10-16-2005, 09:21 PM
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I drove my friends 1980 something BMW 635 CSI today. It was pretty fun. It has a huge top end, and the brakes are something else. I could easily put someone through the window if I stompped on it...I barely had to press the pedal down a centimeter for good stopping power.

It was an auto, RWD, and has a inline-6 that is rated a 208 HP/245ft-lbs I beleive. Boy can it make a tight turn as well...

I am impressed with the first european car I have ever driven. More then I thought I would be.
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Yeah they are fun.

drove the sh*t out of a 2002ish 325i in a driver training program. They are REALLY fun.

except the very intrusive BMW traction control
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I've driven a 1996 BMW 545 a couple years ago. It had slightly better handling then my car, but much slower acceleration.
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You mean 528 or 540?

The 540 would have the 4.4L, 280 or so hp V8, with the 528 having the ~190hp 2.8 I6.



Or you might be talking about the older 535, with the 3.5L I6.
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Whoops, it was the 96' 540. That had a V8?
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Carpoint says there is no 96 5-series...
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I dunno, it was a long time ago. The neighbor across the street had me bring her kids to hockey in 02'. She bought her 5 series in 99'.
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Interesting, some quick Googling tells me the E34 5-series ran from 1989-1995.

The E39, launched in 1996, ran technically from 1997-2002.

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'93-'95
V8 - 3982cc
250+ km/h
6.4 sec
282hp / 286bhp [email protected] Rpm
I doubt it was a 540 you drove for it to have "much slower acceleration" over the L67
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