1985 BMW 518i With Reasonably Low Mileage Looks Good But Goes For $22k

A rare 1985 BMW 518i imported into the United States has been listed up for sale from European Motor Studio in Arizona on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $21,995.

The E28-generation 5-Series in question started out life in Japan before making its way over to the United States. It retains the original Platinum Green Metallic paint and only has 22,898 miles (36,850 km) on the clock.

Buying any car of this vintage is a risk as issues are all too common. However, the 5-Series appears to be in superb condition and there is reportedly no signs of accident repair or rust across the undercarriage – the Bimmer even features its original wheels and has obviously been well looked after.

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The cabin seems pristine with no signs of cracks or discoloration across the black panels and importantly, all of the electronics are said to be in perfect operating order, including the original radio, power antenna, power windows and power locks.

Powering the E28 518i is a small 1.8-liter four-cylinder that makes 103 HP and 107 lb-ft (145 Nm). Despite its age, it is described to be in perfect running order and doesn’t blow smoke on start up or during acceleration.

There’s no doubt that $22k is a lot of money to spend on a 34-year old 5-Series, particularly when you consider that V10-powered E60 M5s can also be had for the same money, though that’s a different beast altogether. Decisions, decisions…

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  • Bash

    I have to be honest here, I have never seen a 1.8 5er before. and that is by it self a big concern. that engine belong and should be part of or associated with the 3er only. and I’m not only talking about the 80s.

    • Kagan

      Common in europe!

  • Eric

    The 1.8 / automatic combo kills the deal. That thing couldn’t pull a kleenex out of my pocket.

  • ALL THE PICTURES LOOK SQUISHED.

    • ksegg

      JUST LIKE THE NEW SUPRA.

      • THAT LOOKS SQUISHED FROM TOP TO BOTTOM, THIS LOOKS SQUISHED FROM SIDE TO SIDE. MORE LIKE THE ASPECT RATIO OF THE ORIGINAL PICS WERE FIDDLED WITH. LOOK AT THE STEERING WHEEL, IT’S OVAL.

        • ksegg

          I AGREE!

  • Kagan

    If it were 528i, M535i or M5.

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