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Old 08-09-2012, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by NC BMW Driver View Post
OK, from what I have been able to read the car is fairly complicated, but nothing unusual for BMW's. (I currently own a 735iL) The biggest issue I can see is if it ever needs major engine work the availability of parts is very limited and prices are appropriately high.

So, with 185K miles what are the chances of this car needing an engine rebuild/major work any time soon?

Thanks in advance.
Probably pretty high, the m/cars are usually driven pretty hard. Like it's been metioned by Tward, and Andy the s38 will be very expensive to rebuild. It's nothing like the M30 that's in your 735.It's basically a race engine. My advice is to join or the m5board and ask them. No one on the fest has an m5. We're just telling you what we know from research and general knowledge.

And haolibird, Tward is going to school to be a bmw technician and already possess a lot of knowledge about bmws. The M5 is a very expensive car and I understand why NC BMW Driver is concerned about what he spends on this car.
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