BMW M5 E34 Convertible – The car that was never built

BMW M5 | October 30th, 2009 by 8
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Well, the BMW M5 E35 Cabrio was indeed built, but it never made it into production. In 1989, Motorsport engineers developed an M5 convertible, with …

Well, the BMW M5 E35 Cabrio was indeed built, but it never made it into production. In 1989, Motorsport engineers developed an M5 convertible, with two lengthened front doors and seating for four. It really did come very close to production – a price of 50,000 GBP was agreed, and space was even booked at the Geneva Motor Show. But one week before its intended debut, BMW “killed” it, believing it would have led to a demand for non-M 5 Series convertibles, which might have dented drop-top 3 Series sales.”

Yesterday, in front of numerous journalists, BMW unveiled for the first time the hidden gem: E34 M5 Convertible. To mark the 25th anniversary of the M5 models, European journalists were invited at Nurburgring track in Germany. Our sister blog, BimmerToday, attended the event and captured some exclusive photos of the M5 Cabriolet.

Live virtually all convertibles built at that time, the BMW M5 E34 Cabrio has a soft fabric roof top and it is quite a looker.

BMW E34 M5 CONVERTIBLE 3 655x436Enjoy the exclusive photos and stay tuned for more photos from the event, including the BMW E39 M5 Touring.

8 responses to “BMW M5 E34 Convertible – The car that was never built”

  1. Kyle says:

    I WANT ONE

  2. M.Pertz says:

    Thanks God that it was never released to production. The roof top looks like heck.

  3. bob says:

    By the way, BMW also had a prototype of an E31 Cabrio. CAR published a picture of it for their January 1991 issue, p. 155.

  4. Matt Stokes says:

    I want it, and not just because I can’t have it!

  5. viper says:

    shame….thats why I like mb now

  6. Simon says:

    I drive the BMW E60 5 SERIES, the car is ok of course it’s new with technology with camera, 7 speed auto idrive and all that. But the design body of the car really sucks.
    I still prefer the E34 AND E39 Series models including the 7 Series models. Those models really have the looks and handsomely design. I think BMW should seriously consider bringing back those models, but of course with a newer engine, interior and technology to fit the current year we live in.
    And also the slogan “Sheer Driving Pleasure” I personally think that this slogan fits the current models BMW’S. (It can only be a “Sheer Driving Pleasure or Experience” but not “The Ultimate Driving Machine/ Pleasure /Experience.
    But for the older versions like E34/E39/E32/E38 the slogan is very well phrase and these cars can and live up to that slogan and expectations “The Ultimate Driving Machine” I simply love the E34 models, they are really good looking models.
    SO BMW GUYS IN GERMANY “DO CONSIDER THESE MODELS” YOU WILL HAVE NO REGRETS IN CUSTOMERS BUYING BACK THESE MODELS.
    Simon _Singapore
    wellingtonproperty@yahoo.com

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