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post #46 of 105
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Originally Posted by HomerJ View Post
My brother owned an E34 M5 followed by an E39 540i. They were sweet. It's a shame they haven't made a desirable 5 in so long though. Yup.
The E34 M5 is rare. A colleague had a red one that looked really good.
post #47 of 105
Have you seen the new 2011 5 series ? That car looks great. The 550 looks like it purrs.

post #48 of 105
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I like the looks of the current M5, and think it makes the 5-series look really good.
+1....I can't think of many sedans I would choose over the present M5.
post #49 of 105
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post
The E34 M5 is rare. A colleague had a red one that looked really good.

A neighbor of mine had a red one with gold BBS wheels. My jaw dropped when he sold it and came home with a Mini Cooper S. I'd love a black one in my stable - the E34's look more aggressive than the more popular E39 M5 to me, and they were the last hand-built Ms. The E36 M3 and E39 M5 began slotting M-division cars in with regular production.
post #50 of 105
I think the overall shape echos the E39. The character line works well, glad it's parallel to the road (not pointing downward). The taillights are a missed opportunity (too bland). It looks taller so I hope it has more headroom.
post #51 of 105
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Originally Posted by hboogz View Post
Have you seen the new 2011 5 series ? That car looks great. The 550 looks like it purrs.


Is closer to this:



Than this ever was:

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post #53 of 105
^ Hideous. BMW is falling in love with hatchbacks
post #54 of 105
I don't like the hatchback.
post #55 of 105
Revolting
post #56 of 105
I like it better than the wagon. New front end promises to be stunning on the road.
post #57 of 105
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Originally Posted by Sherlockian View Post
Well, it's not so much of a surprise as the previous restyling, which IMHO went from the best-ever 5 (possibly best ever BMW) design to a very quirky one. A few years of seeing the Bangle designs on a daily basis has watered down what might have been a stronger reaction.

I think it's a step in the right direction, in a similar way that the 997 was a step back towards what should have been after the radical changes of the 996.

I am biased based on experiences from my youth - seeing a 930 slantnose tear through the Appalachians - but I always loved the 930 slantnose and the 993 turbo. I appreciate the build of the 996, but felt the style of the car itself could have been more groundbreaking considering all of the other radical changes underneath the skin.
post #58 of 105
Re the M5 - I have yet to have a proper (out of traffic) drive in the current M5 - but the E34 and E39 were both amazing automobiles to drive. They were truly in a different class than any other 'sporting saloon,' 'four door sports car,' or any other moniker bestowed by any other manufacturer of the era. I will give an honorable mention to the W210 E55 as it was an absolute beast of a car - I had a ride in one that embarrassed a C5 along a straight and through a few winding roads as well.
post #59 of 105
Speaking of the M5, http://magazine.windingroad.com/issue/52/ A few generations of the M5, along iwth an M1, 353i, and 635csi at the Nurburgring. Nice pics, good read. Got it in a newsletter from eBay of all places...
post #60 of 105
no E28 shoutouts in this thread, which is odd, because I thought people always liked them. I plan to have a nice E12 or E28 someday (hopefully sooner than later, since they are all rotting to pieces) and they were one of the first cars I ever really fell in love with, my uncle had a black one in the '80s. Something like this (which would be US importable now) http://ucar.autos.yahoo.co.jp/detail...00CU0004581498
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