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BMW 520

Model Year Comparison

Worst Model Year
1988
Worst Complaint
runs hot when idling in gear

We don't have a lot of complaints on file for the BMW 520 — feel free to add yours here. Probably because it's so old, no one bothers to post complaints anymore.

The 1988 BMW 520 has the most overall complaints, & the most-reported problem is also with the 1988 520 for runs hot when idling in gear.

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Worst Reported Problems with the 520

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