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BMW 5-Series (1996 - 2003)

Complete coverage for your vehicle

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a BMW 5-Series, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your BMW 5-Series. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your BMW 5-Series can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.

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What's covered

What's covered: 

BMW 5 Series 1996-2003
Rear wheel drive

Series – 520i, 523i, 525i, 528i and 530i (E39)

Body – Sedan, wagon

Engine – Petrol: 2.0 litre (M52, B20), 2.0 litre (M52TU, B20),  2.2 litre (M54, B22), 2.5 litre (M52, B25), 2.5 litre (M52TU, B25), 2.5 litre (M54, B25), 2.8 litre (M52TU, B28), 3.0 litre (M54, B30) 6-cylinder

PLEASE NOTE that this manual is intended for vehicles built to UK specifications. Although it is useful when the products or systems are similar to those in other markets, there may still be significant differences, especially in areas concerned with safety and emission control.


Does not cover 535i, 540i, M5 V8 petrol engines
Does not cover diesel engines
Does not cover 5 Series range introduced September 2003

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270 x 210mm