Simple Times: 1997 BMW 528i E39

The E39 generation BMW 5-series was one of the last designs from BMW to not be Banglized and overly complicated. Complicated…yes…but not overly so. It will have some needs, but they won’t need to be solved with a fancy computer talking to other computers. Some of the plastic pieces under the hood are going to need attention every 100k miles, for instance. Today’s example doesn’t have the screaming V8 you get in a 540i, but it does have the silky smooth M52 inline-6 good for 190 horsepower and 207 ft-lbs of torque pushed through a 5-speed manual gearbox to the rear wheels. Find this 1997 BMW 528i offered for $3,995 in East Hampton, CT via facebash bookbork. Tip from Art.

From the seller:

1997 BMW series 5 528i Sedan 4D
Listed a week ago in East Hampton, CT
About This Vehicle
Driven 123,600 miles
Manual transmission
Exterior color: Black · Interior color: Tan
Fuel type: Gasoline
17.0 MPG city · 24.0 MPG highway · 20.0 MPG combined
3+ owners
Seller’s Description

1997 BMW 528i 5 speed.
13k miles.
Tons of maintenance records.
Runs and drives great.
Drivers seat is showing it’s age but interior is in good shape in general.
Couple buttons don’t work inside.
A few little things would make it pretty nice overall.
No rust on body. Very clean. Drivers door and driver’s rear door have some ships in the paint but super solid car.

See a better way to drive something smooth?