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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 05-04-2012, 09:19 AM
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535i engine problems-still buy the car?

Have been reading up on the N54 & 59 engines and now am getting concerned about purchasing anything prior to 2011.
Or is all the media 'hype' just 'that' ?! media-hype on 'some' that had problems but not 'all' in the line i.e. 2010 535's.(only model we're considering).
Has anyone purchased a re-sale 535i 2010 and found the turbo situation 'not' a problem? thanks in advance ...
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:49 AM
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This site is littered with dialogue surrounding previous problems with high pressure fuel pumps for the 535 engine. (N54)
BMW has rebuilt the pump several times and stand by the issue. The latest pump is working fine for almost everyone. If it fails, BMW replaces it for free.
I have 2 5 series from 2008, no engine issues whatsoever. I push my sedan pretty good with twice the normal pressure on the turbos. No issues.
All cars have issues, they require maintenance. Especially a BMW. If you stay on top of that it will last many years. I am driving a loaner 325 wagon now. Just realized it has 200k miles on it. Hilarious. It has many good years left in it I am sure.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:19 PM
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Have been reading up on the N54 & 59 engines and now am getting concerned about purchasing anything prior to 2011.
Or is all the media 'hype' just 'that' ?! media-hype on 'some' that had problems but not 'all' in the line i.e. 2010 535's.(only model we're considering).
Has anyone purchased a re-sale 535i 2010 and found the turbo situation 'not' a problem? thanks in advance ...
As an FYI the 2011s also have an HPFP. I think the 2010 E60 is the best of the line - all the flaws should have been worked out and you get the hard drive based navigation.
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+1 The new iDrive is great.
The F10 535 comes with a single turbo version of the N54. It is called N55. Same engine, just single turbo that is larger. Same power.
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:53 AM
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Hello a fast thank you to all who have offered information regarding the various engines/years, etc. for the 535i. Very informative and helpful ! Edythe
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