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BMW 520

Model Year Comparison

Worst Model Year
1988
Worst Category
engine Problems

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, & we also rate 1988 as the worst model year ranked on several factors such as repair cost & average mileage when problems occur. The most-reported problem is also with the 1988 BMW 520 for runs hot when idling in gear.

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