Beautiful photoshoot with the BMW E34 5 Series

5 Series | January 3rd, 2017 by 11
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120 prototypes and over 500 pre-production cars later and the third generation E34 5 Series was born. The E34 5 Series was designed together with …

120 prototypes and over 500 pre-production cars later and the third generation E34 5 Series was born. The E34 5 Series was designed together with the E32 7 Series that debuted just two years before. The lower-slung wedge-shaped nose and higher, larger rear end are clearly reminiscent of its 7 Series sibling.

Despite its standard three-box body design, it was actually an incredibly aerodynamic car, with a drag-coefficient of .30, which set the standard at the time and was the benchmark for sedans for many years afterward. Though, its exterior design never managed to capture the hearts of enthusiasts like the E28 5 Series before it. While intelligent and well made, it just wasn’t as pretty.

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On the inside, the E34 5er gained a significant amount of space, luxury and technology. Like the E28, the cockpit was very driver-oriented, but featured far more passenger space up front and was more luxurious.

There was an unusually large range of engines fitted over its lifetime, as nine different engine families were used. These consisted of 4-cylinder, straight-six and V8 engines.

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Development ran from July 1981 to late 1987, with design specifications being chosen in 1982 and finalized for production in mid-1985. The E34 was launched in February 1988 and 1,333,412 units were built.

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To honor the beauty of the E34 5 Series, BMW has given us a classy photoshoot of the middle size athlete.

11 responses to “Beautiful photoshoot with the BMW E34 5 Series”

  1. Shawn Sepehry says:

    I’m loving these photo-shoots BMW is doing of older models. You really see them in a new light compared to the original marketing photography. This example of the E34 is mouth-wateringly beautiful. Makes me want to pick this up vs a new car lease.

  2. Kaisuke971 says:

    Wow now this is a beautiful car. And the shots too… It’s perfect !

  3. I have a white ’95 530i that I drive every day and love every minute!

  4. jitorres4 says:

    The model that made me fall in love with the brand. Beautiful car 😊

  5. Tom says:

    What paint is that? Is this Avus Blue Metallic (#276)? It’s outstanding…

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  7. […] warehouse find shows miracles do exist. According to Bulgarian media, several never-driven BMW E34 5 Series models were found in a warehouse in the southwestern side of the country, all of them untouched by […]

  8. […] warehouse find shows miracles do exist. According to Bulgarian media, several never-driven BMW E34 5 Series models were found in a warehouse in the southwestern side of the country, all of them untouched by […]

  9. RADU says:

    Gorgeous car !
    Wish I had a manual but I am still very happy with my rust free auto 1992 525i – M50 engine – Calypso Rot. Just passed 200k

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