The Staff of Motorsport Marketing
The Staff of Motorsport Marketing Writer
7/25/17 9:04 a.m.

Every car company has specific models that put them on the map. While BMW can boast a flock of such important cars, the original 5 Series sedan helped endear the manufacturer to legions of fans.

The car first appeared for 1972 and made its U.S. debut as a 1975 model. The 5 Series still represents a…

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Aspen
Aspen Reader
7/25/17 9:36 a.m.

Good article, really nice car.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
7/25/17 11:57 a.m.

I love me some E12!!!

BlueInGreen44
BlueInGreen44 SuperDork
7/25/17 12:03 p.m.

Very nice.

759NRNG
759NRNG HalfDork
7/25/17 12:10 p.m.

A WOO(steveK) heart plus a fine set of German threads equals a true winner IMHO.

grover
grover GRM+ Memberand Reader
7/25/17 12:25 p.m.

I wonder if they have all the gauges working, seems like they would, engine bay looks solid.

T.J.
T.J. MegaDork
7/25/17 1:26 p.m.

I love that car.

mad_machine
mad_machine GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/25/17 3:08 p.m.

one of my favourite models of BMW

M2Pilot
M2Pilot HalfDork
7/25/17 3:24 p.m.

Very very nice. I hope the a/c works better than that in the '75 530i that I owned

conesare2seconds
conesare2seconds Dork
7/25/17 7:21 p.m.

That thing is awesome.

Jerry From LA
Jerry From LA SuperDork
7/27/17 12:56 p.m.

No one will miss a 530i drivetrain. BMW was determined to meet emerging US smog laws in the mid-'70s without the use of a catalyst. Unfortunately, the result was a large thermactor-equipped motor with horrible drivability under any conditions. The later 528i debuted in '79 with a 2.8 liter 6, better EFI, and a catalyst. It was essentially the same car with a MUCH better powerplant worth saving.

I love the lines on this thing. It's got a great stance after the mods. BMW had it so right during that period.

MazdaFace
MazdaFace Reader
1/19/18 11:16 a.m.

love it!

CyberEric
CyberEric Reader
1/19/18 11:42 a.m.

So cool! And ridiculous that it has 50lbs less in the nose. 

My parents had a 78 530i growing up, and that thermoreactor was about as silly of an idea as BMW ever had. 

Shaun
Shaun GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
1/21/18 1:13 p.m.

Love It!!!   Always a favorite design of mine.  I am going to look up how you get 454 out of 350- sounds like alchemy!

buzzboy
buzzboy Reader
1/21/18 8:02 p.m.

In reply to Shaun :

You don't get 454 out of 350.

dxman92
dxman92 Reader
1/21/18 8:54 p.m.

Nice job laugh

RossD
RossD MegaDork
1/22/18 7:46 a.m.

She's a beaut!

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