BMW have launch their powerful from 5-Series family in 1980. A fast family sedan was not common in 80’s. But BMW want a car which capable to go fast and at the same time be a convenient car for 5 people.
BMW engineer put a powerful 3.5L 6-cylinder engine to boost its power to 218 horsepower which can go from static to 60 mph (100kmh) in 7.5 seconds.
With the technology that they have learn, BMW launched the M5 five years after this M535i were built. During its production from 1980-1981, only 1,650 units were built.