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Posted 17 November 2008 - 09:10 AM

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Just got back from their showroom, asking 148k . . . i think if negotiate till the cow comes home, can get below 145k !!!
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 09:13 AM

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wha.. u 9am go showroom har... so early. sweatdrop.gif

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 09:28 AM

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which model? the previous gen?

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 09:30 AM

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That would be the 4-cyl engine.

IMO, only go for the IL-6, cos that is superior esp for the heavy chassis of the 5

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 09:35 AM

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That would be the 4-cyl engine.

IMO, only go for the IL-6, cos that is superior esp for the heavy chassis of the 5


Yap, BMW is better known for its L6. The L4s are just their cheaper/entry offerings.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 09:37 AM

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I believe it was meant for that purpose...for the masses....the IL-6 523 is about 15k more.....not much diff...
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 09:38 AM

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The 520i should come with a 2.2 IL6. Only the 320i comes with the 2.0 IL4 valvetronic. Unless recently they planted the 2L in the 5 series.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 09:39 AM

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yes they did...the 4-cyl plant was intro=ed into the 520 range
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 09:41 AM

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http://www.onemotori...0/bmw_520i.html
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 09:44 AM

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That's sad man, they did it wih the current 3. now they do to the 5. haiz

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 09:45 AM

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tell me about it....damn sad thatt they brought the std down...the de facto std is still the IL-6
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 09:46 AM

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Heard frm many taht the 520 boh lutt (underpowered)... maybe shld test drive 1st.
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 09:47 AM

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needless to say....a 2.0l engine lugging that 1.5t body
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 09:50 AM

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Years ago, I borrow my mum's prev model (e39) 525 for a drive up to KL. The building up of speed from 100 to 190 was simply amazing, coupled with the sweet engine note. And interestingly, the car felt like it was getting slower at high speeds. I love BMW 6 potters inlove.gif
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 09:52 AM

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The e39 still remains the best car i ever owned....solid, refined and bullet-proof...esp the 2002 onwards ones where all the bugs had been rectified...the perfect car
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 09:52 AM

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320i basic entry model is 126k . . . very high premium as usual for a basic car, don't even have electric sliding seat or xenon lights for that price!
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 10:13 AM

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I would rather get a secondhand 523i upwards anytime.

doesnt mean the 520i 4cyc is lousy

anyway the current 320i and 520i are basically targetting mostly inexperienced buyers who probably care more for other things such as brand, build, etc.
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 10:32 AM

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That would be the 4-cyl engine.

IMO, only go for the IL-6, cos that is superior esp for the heavy chassis of the 5


Yap, BMW is better known for its L6. The L4s are just their cheaper/entry offerings.
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True. IL-6's are silky smooth.
Often well regarded.

but what you said about their IL-4's.
Isn't quite true.
It's not just a step-down version.
the tech in the IL-4
is possible more complex than the IL-6.

In fact the double vanos/valvetronic N42 block
found in the current E90 320i's and E46 318i's.
Actually won "Engine of the Year" on it's Debut

Don't take my word for it - go Google it.

BMW makes some of the best engines around.
Best IL-6's.
Best IL-4's...

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 10:39 AM

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Heard frm many taht the 520 boh lutt (underpowered)... maybe shld test drive 1st.


I was one of those who thought the 520i would be underpowered but I was very pleasantly surprised when I test drove it. Of course it's not super fast but it's very acceptable considering the specs, and the 6-speed auto is a LOT better than the Merc E200's 5-speeder. Makes the car feel responsive and crisp, unlike the Merc which has 184bhp but is jerky and unrefined.
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 10:51 AM

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I think the second hand 523 are only going for $8.5k per annum dep at your online website. How much is a new $145K 520's dep?
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