Tuesday, January 3, 2012

1985 BMW 528e - Just 22,000 Miles

An E28 made my list of Top 10 cars for 2011. I called it "a no nonsense version of a no nonsense car."

Really, I can call the entire line of E28s "no nonsense cars." They're good looking, well put together, fun to drive and, with routine maintenance, will last a very, very long time.

Of all the E28s sold in North America, the 528e is the least exciting. Built to be fuel efficient, the 2.7 liter ETA engine produced just 121 HP. It did produce 171lbs of torque which made it seem more powerful than it really was and made it very usable. The ETA engine was not well loved, but it's not a bad engine. If you're using your E28 as a daily commuter and not worrying about turning the fastest time on track day, the ETA engine will serve you well.

This is an incredible 528e. It has just 22,000 miles on it. That works out to just about 846 miles per year. I have friends who put more miles on their car in a week just commuting to work.

Everything about this car looks like new. The body and interior are in amazing condition.

If all things were equal, I'd choose a 535i as my daily driver. However, if low mileage and like-new condition were what I was looking for, I'd buy this car in a heartbeat. As the seller says, "this is most likely the most pristine low mile E28 5 series on the planet."

Located in Portland, OR, click here to see the eBay listing.

A big thanks to the reader who sent me this. Unfortunately, he or she didn't leave their name.


Amphicar770 said...

Very nice and certainly a very driveable classic. I have an even slower 524td. Even with almost 250k miles it is ultra reliable and still looks / drives great. Parts are easy to find and not terribly expensive. Easy car to work on for the shade tree mechanic. Would take this over a new toyondaai appliance any day.

Bryan A said...

That car has been floating around the internet for a little while now, I believe its a fake.