BMW E28 M5 is one of my favorite cars of all time

BMW M5 | January 11th, 2015 by 6
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The original is always better, the sequels are never as good and the movie is never as good as the book. This always seems to …

The original is always better, the sequels are never as good and the movie is never as good as the book. This always seems to be the consensus every time there is a successor to anything. This has always been an issue for car makers because when they want to create a newer model, they have to make sure it’s similar enough as to not upset the applecart. However, older doesn’t always mean wiser and better.

Sometimes new and fresh is the answer. But is it for the BMW M5?

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The BMW E28 M5 is one of my favorite cars of all time. It was born out of a crazy idea of stuffing the engine into the BMW M1 into their most popular sedan (or saloon if you prefer). It’s packing a 3.5 liter I6, 5-speed manual, sportier suspension, bigger brakes and a limited-slip differential. All in a sedan originally built for comfort. That 3.5 liter sported 282 horsepower, which was unheard of for the time in a sedan. The M5 could take on the Porsche 911 of the time which was blasphemous for a car that could seat five comfortably and had all of the modern (for the time) amenities of a luxury sedan.

The witty UK journalist Chris Harris has a black E28 M5 and it’s exactly the kind of car I dream of owning. In this video he so clearly describes the feelings the E28 M5 evokes in me and many other enthusiasts. Excellent video of an excellent car.

Here’s to me hoping someone is selling one for cheap so I can experience what Chris does whenever he wants.

6 responses to “BMW E28 M5 is one of my favorite cars of all time”

  1. Billy The Hillbilly says:

    Heh, nobody will ever sell one for cheap (if we count running one, no rust etc.), we are past this point. Most of e28’s which made it past the year 2005 ended up in a scrap yard b/c of the economic crisis. This particular generation of an M5 was never a common car even in the intensions of M cars, but I guess this played a big part in a raise of its cost as well. Love to possess some e28 in a future as well though, this car is damn sexy.

  2. AthrazhuR says:

    I had only recently moved to the States and had access to car and driver magazines, there was a great write up, can’t remember the exact reference to Darwin that was made, but God was it a good read. I remember reading that article over and over again, through the four years of engineering school in fact. Yes, this will forever hold a place in my heart.

    Edit: found the article
    http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/1987-bmw-m5-road-test-review

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