Tuesday, 17 May 2011


The E28 was introduced to Europe in 1981 & was the second generation of the BMW 5 Series designed by Claus Luthe & built in Munich, Germany. The E28 was the replacement for the earlier E12 version 5 Series that had been around since 1972. Even though the newer E28 looked very similar to the E12 it did feature a few modifications such as more choices of engine size, a few style updates & it was lower for more stability on the road.

The E28 had a lot more to offer than its predecessor the E12 version of the 5 Series, BMW gave the option of more engine sizes such as the 518, 518i, 520i, 524d, 524td, 525i, 525e, 528i, 535i, M535i & the first M5 that the world seen. The E28 BMW M5 was launched in 1985 & was exclusive to an Amsterdam motor show where it was first exposed. The M5 had the S28 3.5L fuel injected engine & produced an amazing 286 bhp which enabled it to reach 0-60 mph in an astonishing 6.2 seconds, however the American emission regulations enforced the M5 to be built with a catalytic converter for the American market which unfortunately decreased the M5's power by 30 bhp resulting in it only able to produce 256 bhp instead of its 286 bhp it was capable of.

The North American version of the E28 came well equipped with electric power windows, central locking, air conditioning, electric power sunroof, cruise control, alloy wheels & fog lights, all these features were fitted to the E28 5 Series as standard, however the M5 had all these features plus leather interiors & an on board computer (OBC). The E28 5 Series was around until 1987 when its successor the more matured E34 version was released, although the E28 was still sold as a new car in the American market until late 1988 as the E34 was not available in America until early 1989.

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