1985 BMW 528e

1The 528e is a bit of an odd duck. The product of the oil crisis of the late 70s and early 80s, this was essentially a gasoline engined car that attempted to mimic the frugality of a diesel, at a time when BMW was yet to bring a diesel engine to the US market (the e stands for “efficiency”). Powered by a 2.7 liter, de-tuned version of the inline-six cylinder M20 motor, what you got was a car that offered all the good looks of the E28 5-series, but with none of the performance to back it up. In other words, you bought this car to drive cheaply and slowly with a bit of German style and sophistication.

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2 Year: 1985
Model: 528e
Engine: 2.7 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 52,444 mi
Price: Reserve auction or $5,795 Buy It Now
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1985 BMW 528e SEDAN

2 OWNER VEHICLE !!!

ONLY 52K ORIGINAL MILES !!!

VERY RARE FIND !!!

5 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION !!!

THESE AMAZING CLASSIC BMW’S DON’T COME UP FOR SALE VERY OFTEN, ESPECIALLY WITH SUCH LOW MILEAGE !!!

THIS BMW TRULY RUNS AND DRIVES INCREDIBLE !!!

THE GRAPHITE METALLIC PAINT REALLY LOOKS GREAT ALL AROUND THIS SEDAN.

THE BODY ON THIS BMW IS STRAIGHT AND SOLID ALL AROUND.

THE BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR IS ALSO EXTREMELY CLEAN FRONT AND BACK.

THIS IS A NON-SMOKER VEHICLE.

THIS 528e RUNS AND DRIVES AMAZING, THE ENGINE IS VERY SMOOTH AND THE MANUAL TRANSMISSION SHIFTS PERFECTLY !!!

THIS CLASSIC IS READY FOR A WEEKEND CRUISE !!!

THE OPTIONS ON THIS 528e INCLUDE;
FULL POWER
5 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
FACTORY POWER MOONROOF
DUAL POWER SEATS
LEATHER INTERIOR
WOOD TRIM SHIFT KNOB
COLD A/C
FACTORY BMW RADIO
UPGRADED CD STEREO
FACTORY ALLOY WHEELS
MATCHING SPARE WHEEL AND TIRE
FACTORY TOOL KIT
ORIGINAL BOOKS AND MANUALS
AND SO MUCH MORE…

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A WELL PRICED CLASSIC THAT IS A LOT OF FUN TO DRIVE THEN YOU JUST FOUND YOUR NEW SEDAN !!!

THIS RARE BMW IS PRICED RIGHT AND WILL NOT LAST LONG $$$…

THIS CLASSIC 5 SERIES IS WAITING IN OUR SHOWROOM FOR YOU…

You can find plenty of these workhorses on Craigslist for not a lot of money. They usually turn up in worn out condition – which is not surprising, since most were used as commuters – frequently with automatic transmissions. This low mileage ’85 on the other hand looks to be in remarkably good shape, a real survivor in fact, and comes with a five speed manual gearbox. You won’t be winning any drag races in it, but at least that’ll help you wring out the miserly 121 hp on offer from the detuned six up front.

The condition on this one looks excellent, entirely befitting the very low 55k miles on the odometer. The diamond black paint looks great and accentuates the E28’s classic design which, even when marred by US-spec diving board bumpers, looks suitably handsome, in a utilitarian sort of way. There are no cracks in the dash and the black leather interior appears to be in fantastic shape. No details are given about mechanicals or the state of electric accessories; a thorough inspection is called for to ensure it’s as good beneath the surface as it appears up top.

A nearly $6k buy-it-now price may seem a bit steep for something so old and so slow, however charming it may be. This car is probably ideal for someone who wants a nice condition E28 to daily drive, but whose budget won’t quite stretch to one of the fancier and faster models. I imagine it has lots of highway miles ahead of it.

– Craig