BMW 5-Series (E28)

Classic Car

This was BMW at its conservative best. The blink-and-you’ll-miss-it rebody of the original E12 gave the impression that the new car was no such thing at all. But under the skin, the new 5-Series was cutting edge, featuring standardised engine management, and a seriously uprated chassis and interior. Engine range was impressive, spanning 1.8- to 3.5-litres, as well as for the first time in BMW’s history, a diesel. One curiosity was the 525e, which was powered by a 2.7-litre six, tuned for maximum economy. It was certainly relaxing to drive, a BMW first…

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