We drooled all over the E28 535i, but now we're in pain. Behold this pristine example of a 1988 E28 BMW M5, up for sale by Autohaus for US $18,987 - that would be €13.338 at today's exchange rates.
In Europe, the E28 BMW M5 was launched in 1985 and was equipped with a 3.5-liter 24-valve 6-cylinder engine with six separate throttle butterflies,delivering 286 hp and 251 lb-ft (340Nm) of torque. However, this here example is a U.S.-spec model, meaning it comes with the less powerful S38B35 straight-six due to stricter emission regulations. It was rated at 256HP and 243 lb-ft (330 Nm).
Still, it was a bit quicker and cost less than the M6 of the era (which used the same engine) accelerating from standstill to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 6.7 seconds. It also had slightly different headlights, bumpers and tires than the Euro model.
Only one exterior color was available (black), while the standard equipment list included amenities such as a full leather interior, power-adjusted seats, cruise control, ABS, 16-inch wheels with 225/50 Pirelli tires and an AM/FM cassette stereo.
According to the BMW M registry, only 1,340 units made it to American shores with an MSRP price of US $47,500 in 1988.
The car being sold here is said to have been driven a mere 51,400 miles. Aside from the tan leather heated seats, it has air conditioning, power moon roof/windows and brand new Bridgestone Potenza tires. Also, the factory sound system has been replaced by a Sony unit, with 10 disk CD changer.
By Csaba Daradics
Link: Autohaus , Via: Autotrader