BMW M535i History

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.

1980 BMW M535i (E12)

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.

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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.

 

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