1972-1981 BMW 5-Series (E12) specificationshttp://www.classicandperformancecar.comClassic and Performance CarClassic and Performance Car
When it was launched in 1972, the 5-Series was tasked with building on the success of the legendary ‘Neue-klasse’ saloons that did so much to cement BMW as a top-line motor manufacturer. It’s fair to say that it not only met those expectations, but went on to carve a prosperous future for the Munich company. It was offered with a wide range of fours and sixes, displacing between 1.8- and 2.8-litres, and all were excellent driver’s cars. Crisp styling inside and out has aged well, although a lack of corrosion resistance means survivors are few and far between.
Price at launch:
Independent, MacPherson strut, coil spring, anti-roll bar