With a gently sloping bonnet and boot, short overhangs and a low waistline, the BMW 5 series is my vintage car of choice. SB
In 1972, the BMW 5 Series made its debut to the world, and with it came a new era for the company. Capitalising off the success of their ‘New Range’, including the models 1500, 1800 and the 2000, BMW introduced the 5 Series and paved the way for new methods of design and nomenclature. Representing the balance between elegance, sportiness and power, the 5 Series stood out with its
The China Syndrome (1979)
BMW Model 2002 from 1974
streamlined build, large windows and low waistline.
In the second year of its production, the BMW 5 Series Sedan was the first in the market to boast a six-cylinder design, making it both powerful and refined. With the 1980s came the unveiling of the diesel engine, and by then the BMW 5 Series had reached sales of almost 700,000 units, more than double the success of the New Range. The BMW 524td from 1983 offered a revolutionary performance of diesel, and beat its competition with the highest standard of fuel efficiency.
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BMW Model E21 320i from 1980
At the 1985 Frankfurt Motor Show, the BMW M5 was launched and became a massive talking point because of its 286 hp capabilities, power achieved only by the most thoroughbred sports cars at the time. By 1992, the updated M5 had already increased to 340hp.
The brand synonymous with style has featured in many cinematic car chases, so if you can’t get to drive one yourself, why not take a front seat from the comfort of your couch and watch someone else drive.
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BMW Model: E23 745i from 1980