Chris Harris's BMW E28 M5 (Vid)

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Chris Harris's BMW E28 M5 (Vid)

Postby MadTaffy » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:48 pm

Chris Harris and DRIVE deliver once again an exciting review, but this time, instead of driving high-tech cars, Harris goes back in time and drives a classic: BMW E28 M5. his own!

The first BMW M5 made its debut at Amsterdam Motor Show in February 1984. It came equipped with an evolution of the M1 engine and sitting on the platform of the 535i. At its launch, the E28 M5 was the fastest production sedan in the world.

The European version of the M5s were powered by the M88/3 engine which delivered 282 hp whereas the North American M5 was equipped with a variant of the M88/3 called the S38 B35. The updated engine equipped with a catalytic converter that reduced the power output to 256 hp.

The S38 also differed from the M88/3 in that it had a dual-row timing chain as compared to the M88/3′s single row timing chain. The S38 B35 was used in the NA-Spec E28 M5 and E24 M6. Initially 500 E28 M5s were planned for the U.S. market, but BMW later increased production to 1,370 units for the US and Canadian markets.

Excepting 96 units that were assembled in kit form at BMW’s Plant in Rosslyn, South Africa, all E28 M5s were assembled by hand at BMW Motorsport in Garching, Germany.

Production of the M5 continued until November 1988, well after production of the E28 chassis ended in Germany in December 1987.

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[Source: BMWBlog]
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Re: Chris Harris's BMW E28 M5 (Vid)

Postby piscean57 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:31 am

The E28 shape isn't pretty and I never wanted one when they were out, but watching that makes me think I would like one in my garage - need a bigger garage of course - if and when the economy recovers.
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Re: Chris Harris's BMW E28 M5 (Vid)

Postby stevie53 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:23 am

I love that era for car shapes(boxy look) and would cut off someone else's arm to own an E28 M5.

Was enjoying that wee film until he started talking guff about how the E28 felt faster than the early E34, pash!!!
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Re: Chris Harris's BMW E28 M5 (Vid)

Postby piscean57 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:50 pm

Ha ha ha!

Stevie,what car do you have?
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Re: Chris Harris's BMW E34 M5 (Vid)

Postby stevie53 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:14 pm

piscean57 wrote:Ha ha ha!

Stevie,what car do you have?


erm, well an E34 M5 LE.
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Re: Chris Harris's BMW E28 M5 (Vid)

Postby piscean57 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:35 pm

stevie53 wrote:
piscean57 wrote:Ha ha ha!

Stevie,what car do you have?


erm, well an E34 M5 LE.


Exactly.... :lol:
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Re: Chris Harris's BMW E28 M5 (Vid)

Postby stevie53 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:39 pm

piscean57 wrote:
stevie53 wrote:
piscean57 wrote:Ha ha ha!

Stevie,what car do you have?


erm, well an E34 M5 LE.


Exactly.... :lol:


haha, are you saying I'm biased :noway:
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Re: Chris Harris's BMW E28 M5 (Vid)

Postby piscean57 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:40 pm

Good God no...perish the thought :whistle:
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Re: Chris Harris's BMW E28 M5 (Vid)

Postby MadTaffy » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:11 pm

The E34 (even early ones) is the quicker car although the E28 might of felt faster in reality its not, but older cars always tend to feel faster imo, less sound deadening, less luxurious etc etc...

I wouldn't say no to either, but as the years have rolled on the E28 shape has become more and more appealing, I guess its a hankering for that era, i.e the boxy look era lol!
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