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BMW 5 Series (E28)

The BMW E28 BMW 5-Series was between 1981 and 1988. It the BMW E12 in 1981 and was replaced by the BMW E34 in 1989. E28 started in July 1981 and in December 1987.

The E28 was still in North America as a 1988 Year car while Europe the E34 in early 1988.

European range [ edit ]

North E28 range [ edit ]

BMW E28 (North

A 3-speed automatic was offered in the in 1982–1983. It was also offered in the 533i. By 1984, the 4-speed was introduced to both models.

In the EH version was available in the 535i. It a 3-mode switch: E, S, 3-2-1.

transmission and limited-slip differential optional on all models except the M5 and The 524td was only imported an automatic transmission, and the M5 was only with a manual transmission.

seats were optional in and available in the USA only as an option on the M5. few if any M5s were delivered without seats.

Leather upholstery and an on-board computer were optional on the and 524td.

From 1985 All sold in North America had ABS as standard. Some 1985 were equipped with seats.

From 1986 All sold in North America had front seats as standard as as an upgraded stereo.

524td: M21 2.4 L Turbodiesel engine, 114#160;hp Imported from 1985 to

528e: Sold from to 1988. Equipped with a High Efficiency M20 6-Cylinder that produced 121#160;hp but 171#160;lb·ft (232#160;N·m) of torque. The uses the small port 200 cylinder head from the 2.0 L M20 a special low duration cam to improve low rpm and maximize efficiency.

This is known as the ETA engine. For the 1988 year, the engine was revised to 127#160;hp (95#160;kW), by using the head casting from the i installed on the e engine block special pistons. The revised ETA is now known as the super eta.

533i: A North American model sold from to 1984 in limited quantities in to customer complaints that the had lower performance figures the 1981 528i that it Equipped with a 181#160;hp 3.2 L M30 6-cylinder engine as fitted to the 633csi and 733i, it produced (264#160;N·m). torque. The compression was 8.8:1.

Top Speed was 134#160;mph The 533i was the fastest sedan in the USA in 1983.

535i: Replaced the in 1985 and sold through The 535i featured a slightly 3.4L M30 6-Cylinder engine 182#160;hp (136#160;kW) and greater Compression was down to 8.0:1.

Top also dropped to 131#160;mph

535is: Straight-6 with a suspension and interior and exterior The 535is was available from to 1988. It incorporated M5 styling front air-dam, rear and sport seats.

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BMW M5 (North America)

M5. A 1988 only car equipped with a DOHC 256#160;hp (191#160;kW) S38 engine. Limited in production the M5 was from 11/86-11/87. The M5 was hand-assembled at BMW in Garching, Germany. The M5 was available in in Jet Black with Natur Saddle) leather.

A very number of US spec M5s were with black interiors. are the most rare with a 29 being built. The M5 also had door panels, lower and center console.

Canadian-specification M5s available with the option of a leather interior. The M5 was equipped its very own 7.5 x 16 BBS Wheels (not on any other model)

Heated door lock were for outside cold temperature.

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The baby six engine in the 520i, 525e and 528e is known as the M20. a 12-valve inline six-cylinder design. It had main bearings and seven cam bearings, a rocker arm type driven by a composite rubber belt. US market M20s with cast aluminum tuned, common plenum manifolds and a single throttle This engine was first in the European market for model 1976 in a 2.0 L carbureted version.

It later grew to 2.3 L in the E21 323i, 2.5 L in the E30 325i and also 2.7 L in the 325e and models. It is also very to the later 24-valve engines as in the E36 and E46 3 models, with the same block dimensions.Top speed is (automatic models).

Both and 535i M30 intake manifold 1982 to 1988 had a 3.2/3.5 During the new intake manifold’s a 3.2#160;L version existed in and the US, and a 3.5#160;L in Europe. When the versions came out a year in Europe, the casting was not changed. The was introduced to the US in 1985. 1988, was the year this manifold was used in the E28 535i and 535is.

A new intake manifold was designed for the new The casting read 3.5, but it was 3.4 L (3430#160;cc). For the US, the 735i and the 635 csi were the to receive the new M30 in 1988.

S38 Engine

The M535i was introduced as a version of the regular 535i, the M535i does not feature any BMW Motorsport-designed drivetrain components it is, equipped with an M-Technic wheels and body panels not on the standard 535i. Combined, items distinguish the M535i the regular 535i. The E28 M535i was at the 1984 Paris Auto

Unlike the hand-built E28 M5, the E28 M535i was on the standard E28 assembly line in outside of Munich. An additional of cars was built at BMW’s South Africa factory Complete Knock-Down kits from Germany.

BMW did not import the E28 to North America for two reasons: 1# the M had not yet been established in North at the time and thus held equity with the consumer and 2# the of adapting the M-Technic body to fit the contours of the government-mandated bumpers was prohibitive. Instead, BMW of North created the 535is, essentially a 535i equipped with and rear spoilers, sport and sport seats, which was exclusively in the U.S. and Canada. M535i production: 10335

The E28 received the first BMW diesel ever, the M21. in the 524td (84.6#160;kW). It was the fastest and most diesel car at the time. The 524td production in late 1982, 100 pre-series cars were [ 3 ] At the 1986 Geneva Motor a 524d version with (63#160;kW), stripped of its turbo, was [ 4 ] Its top speed of 164#160;km/h (102#160;mph) and time of 18.1#160;seconds perhaps did not up to BMW’s sporting pretensions and it was available in a few select markets. [ 5 ]

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