2001 BMW 5 Series Top Comparisons

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2001 BMW 5 Series 540i Sedan RWD Review
Kevil says:
BMW have a lot of potential if maintained right. Not too costly when it comes to maintenance once in a while.
vs2001 Audi A6 4.2 quattro Sedan AWD
2001 BMW 5 Series 540i Sedan RWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2001 Audi A6 4.2 quattro Sedan AWD better.
"You can carry skies, or even snowboards. Plus the trunk can hold a full set of 3 sub woofers and still have enough space for a big box, or groceries. "
Value Ranked 2001 Audi A6 4.2 quattro Sedan AWD worse.
"The ability to not have as many problems with the engine. "
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2001 BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan RWD Review
Fly_Boy says:
This is one of the best looking cars I ever owned. It is fun to drive. It is a lot more comfortable to drive on long trips than my 3is or 325i. I hunted for years to find this car with a 5 sp manual. It is quicker than my 3is. It has a up graded suspension and control arms. The weak link is the M54 engine with the VANOS valve timing unit. There is nothing I can nice about it. it requires maintenance and the specific scheduled replacement on the timing chain guides or like mine now has to have the entire head rebuilt. It is too bad the rear seat does not fold down. The car is easy to work on, but the engine needs some very specialized tools for timing the mechanicals.
vs1998 BMW 3 Series 323is Coupe RWD
2001 BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan RWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Handling Ranked 1998 BMW 3 Series 323is Coupe RWD better.
"It runs flat through the high speed turns where the 530 even with up graded suspention has a tendency to push in the front end because of its tendency to lean into the turns. The 530 is more likely to drift through a high speed power corner. The 3is will just take the tight turn and drive through it."
Looks/Style Ranked 1998 BMW 3 Series 323is Coupe RWD better.
"It looks more sporty with the longer front end and short trunk lid. The roof line is in a narrow profile to the length of the body."
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2001 BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan RWD Review
Loyale_1190 says:
vs2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 320 4MATIC
2001 BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan RWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Family Car Ranked 2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 320 4MATIC better.
"all wheel drive and better workman ship"
Would Buy Ranked 2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 320 4MATIC better.
"low cost of ownership"
2001 BMW 5 Series 525i Sedan RWD Review
oesan says:
vs2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 320
2001 BMW 5 Series 525i Sedan RWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Value Ranked 2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 320 better.
"Standard sunroof/moonroof , power windows and door locks, multi disc CD player , security system, amazing reliability"
2001 BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan RWD Review
Orlando says:
The BMW 530 at Smiths was a piece of machinery. Its only flaw is that the car that you see every day. When you say BMW you say oh I seen that. Nice rideGreat suspension good handling. But its not memorable. And as a result loses a lot of this intrinsic value
vs2001 Jaguar S-TYPE 3.0L V6 RWD
2001 BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan RWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Value Ranked 2001 Jaguar S-TYPE 3.0L V6 RWD better.
"Uniqueness of style class and ride."
Would Buy Ranked 2001 Jaguar S-TYPE 3.0L V6 RWD better.
"is far as maintenance and concern there about the same in price. But the reality of the matter is if you wish to be different and see as different then by the Jag"
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Reviews From Other Years

2021 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Review By KabirDhingra

Great styling, excellent interior, and sporty driving! The perfect car! Read More

Review By kevin

The power, the luxury and comfort of it make it worth it. Its a classy vehicle with loads of power, underlying and subtle details let you know this isnt your typical 5 series, But you wouldnt know f... Read More

2020 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Review By Guru9VCVVP

Great ride and performance. Compare to Audi, mb e series and others it is the benchmark. Expensive new. 1 year old less 10000 miles and $20,000 cheaper make it a good deal Owned 2 mb, 3 Audi and 3... Read More

Review By Rymarchyk

BMW is amazing in all of its features; I went from an XI to an I . It seems the 5 of yesteryear was larger/longer. I feel the 5 of today Is compared to the 3 of yesterday in size. I feel a little clo... Read More

2019 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Review By Guru9XZL5C

The M550 is really, really nice. I prefer it to my CLS63 AMG in every way. The sport mode can snarl, but the comfort setting is quiet, comfortable, and very fast. The technology interface became in... Read More

Review By Anthony

For the price and Im not crazy about it Read More

2018 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Review By Maxlive13

Wrong color. I want white exterior with black interior and must have M package. Thank you. Read More

Review By Tyrell

I recently purchased a 2018 BMW 530i and I absolutely love it. I traded my 2018 Audi A5 in for the BMW and it was the best decision I could have made. The cockpit is stylish and screams luxury. The r... Read More

2017 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Review By Aarjun

The 540i is a magnificent vehicle, and it looks like a dad car even though it can leave your daily WRX in the dust. Read More

Review By Guru94P13N

Have previously owed a BMW325c, Hondas, Acura, Mercedes, Nissan and when comparing the 2017 530ix against the GS350 , E350 and Genesis G80, the Bimmer wins. I own a 2012 e350 but the 2017 cabin fee... Read More

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