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1984-1987 BMW M535i (E28)


Overview

The first in a long line of hot 5-Series variants, the E12 generation M535i was something special when it first appeared in 1979. Created by installing the 218bhp 635CSi engine into the 5-Series body, the M535i emerged as an astounding Q-car. Deep front spoiler and cross-spoke ally wheels were an immediate give away, but treats for the driver included a ZF gearbox, Recaro seats and a limited slip differential. Most have rusted away (or ended up going off the road backwards), and the remaining cars are cheap considering their all-round ability.




45,655

£13,745

£4250

£3250

£1500

£650


Performance

6.9secs

18.3secs

143mph

218bhp

224lb/ft

18mpg


Engine

in-line six

normal

petrol

electronic fuel injection


Chassis

Independent, MacPherson strut, coil spring

Independent, semi-trailing arms, coil spring

front-engine RWD

N/A

metal monocoque

Five-speed manual


Dimensions

4618mm

2637mm

1689mm

1422mm

1391kgs


 BMW M535i (E28)

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