1996 Olympic Games Edition: 1995 BMW 525i

With the Olympics about to happen in Tokyo (are they the 2020 Olympics or the 2021 Olympics, not sure) it seems appropriate to get into some of the Olympic spirit. We’ve featured a few oddball Olympic specials before, like the 72 Ford Mustang Olympic Sprint, and the 84 Buick Century Olympic Edition, but this next car is a rare one. It is one of 500 special BMW 5-series built for the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta. This wasn’t a sprinter, as the 525i Olympic version included badges on the glovebox and door sills, green pinstriping on the parchment tan seats and headrests that matches the Oxford Green Metallic exterior. Find this 1995 BMW 525i Olympic Edition offered for $5,500 in San Diego, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

1995 bmw 5251 olympic edition
condition: excellent
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 202000
paint color: green
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: sedan


The Olympic Games Edition is a 525i with “special” features. All were painted Oxford Green Metallic and had Parchment interior. They also had 16″ 5 spoke wheels (very nice), dark green piping around the seats to match the exterior, rear seat headrests, Olympic Games badges on the glovebox and door sills, along with an M-Technic lower rocker panel body kit. BMW built 500 of them.
New catalytic convertor new smog as of july5th 2021
Fresh oil change oil filter air filter
New Bosch4 platinum plugs
New valve cover gasket


Fresh transmission fluid change Dex3 with filter transmission works perfect
All features work but drivers seat recline does not
A couple dings and a cracked bumper cover
Paint on engine hood clear coat has failed and trunk deck lid.
It is registered now until 3/22 clean clear title in my name
If you want to own something not everyone has then this is the car for you
I am open to cash negotiations once you drive her.
Super cool collectible maybe deserving of a 5spd swap or just drive it.
Thanks and Cheers

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