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Old 12th July 2008, 12:59   #1
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Default 1998 E39 BMW 5 Series - Need a Price Check!

After searching for a month,

I've found a 1998 E39 525 tds. (Not 525D)

It's run ~ 70,000 KM.

Has a few minor dints and scratches but Overall is in Very Good condition.

Papers are clean.

Owner is asking 13 lacs.

Now if only it had the Legendary M57 series Diesel. Unfortunately its the 'Tractor' Engine...

So, what's a 'Fair' Price?
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Old 14th July 2008, 11:14   #2
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I thought the 525tds was quite powerfull especially when compared to either the Indian E250D or the even the E300D?

A friend was sold a 1998 525tds for 5 or 6 lacs in Mumbai. The car was owned by a relative so the price may be discounted. I would peg the price with a 1998 Mercedes Benz E250D round lights. BMW's depresiate slightly more than Merc (they cost less as well), all in all I would use the exact same secound hand price of the Merc taking into account all checks and balances (novelty factor that the seller might quote as these were not available in India/being more loaded than the merc/more powerfull..etc) so this takes into account everything.

Go to carwale you will get teh merc values.

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Cannonball, perfect analysis. The Beemer should not cost more than an equivalent W124 diesel even though it has an extra cylinder and the turbo intercooler.
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@Mpower - I think Cannonball was referring to the W210 series with the round lights. The W124 is around 4-5L. In this case, as this was a direct import, I think the price would be higher than a Mercedes or around the same level and definitely not cheaper.
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take the car to navneet motors. they will check the car and advice.
They have been helpful to a few of my friends in the past.
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