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  1. e28 M5 & e12 M535i - Autocar magaziner

    E28 M5 Discussion
    Came across some interesting stats from Autocar magazine (UK) testing the 1980 e12 M535i and 1986 e28 M5. Older car 3.07 final drive & CR 5 speed, e28 3.73 final drive and OD 5 speed. e12 M535i Standing quarter, 15.7 sec, 50-70mph 8.0sec (5th) 6.0sec (4th) 3.9sec (3rd) Top speed 139 mph e28...
  2. Euro M535i & S38 e28 M5

    E28 M5 Discussion
    Yes, I am weary of those 3.9L engines. I remember reading that in IMSA with the Batmobile the bore was 94mm and BMW X rayed specially selected blocks to see if there was enough material left. The production M90, S38B35 and M88 are on 93.4mm with siamesed bores so that's enough. If you go for...
  3. Euro M535i & S38 e28 M5

    E28 M5 Discussion
    Looking at the magazines from way back, it seems like the plain spec, lighter Euro M535i cars (e12 & e28) sans impact bumpers, seem to have very similar performance figures to the North American S38 e28 M5. For the Euro models 7 seconds flat, and 140-145 mph. US magazines seem to have drivers...
  4. Mustang II taking over the world?!

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    It's on two book covers, how did this happen? Lol:eekI'm scared!:grin
  5. BMW Turbo Gullwing

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    I have always thought the Bracq 1972 Gullwing was a nice looking and more interesting car, than the later Giugiaro e26 M1. With an uprated 2002 Turbo engine (200 hp) BMW said it could do 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds and 155 mph. So not much slower than the M1. It also introduced the raised hood...
  6. E23 B10

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    It's rare, especially the 260 hp B10 version, and it was done for RHD markets that couldn't have a factory 745i Turbo. Well worth restoring, and just a very nice car. Up there with the South African M88 powered 745i in rarity.
  7. e9 3.0CSL & e12 M535i

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    Some shared history between these two Motorsport cars was that they never got the 24 valve 3.5 liter. The super valuable CSL never even got the 3.5 motor, the best it had was the 206 hp 3.2 liter to help homologate the racing CSL engine. Even later with the e12, BMW didn't make the M88 in...
  8. M90 3.5 Vs M88 (M1) 6 cyl

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    The problems of a dry sump, the M1's mechanical fuel injection and special electronic ignition. Fitting the engine in the M1 was easier since it was mid engined. In the late '70s the M88 wasn't really volume car production ready. No BMW had Motronic, which was is why no BMW pre 1983 had higher...
  9. M90 3.5 Vs M88 (M1) 6 cyl

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    I found these power and torque figures for the 1979 2 valve 3.5 and the M1's M88 motor, and can see why BMW didn't bother putting the M88 in the e12. M90 3.5 218 hp @ 5,200 rpm 229 lb/ft @ 4,000 9.3:1 CR M88 3.5 277 hp @ 6,500 rpm 242 lb/ft @ 5,000 9.0:1 CR BMW's 0-100 kph time for the e12...
  10. Performance trends. LSx V8 or Turbo 4?

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    The Nova seems more current in thinking. Recent cars have smaller turbo engines for emissions and economy, plus better handling with less weight in the nose. The old school way was more displacement and don't worry about the understeer!:D Would anyone put a turbo 4 into a classic...
  11. Burt Reynolds, the man, the moustache, the legend! (^-^)

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    In one interview Burt said when car movies were at their height, they did everything but have a car chase through the Vatican, lol! He certainly starred in a few classics.:wink Movie trailer Pontiac Firebird
  12. BMW Legends

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    BMW and other European brands often use their past great models as a selling point. Something Lexus and Infiniti can't really do. So which models from the past contribute to the BMW legend? I think some came from tuners.:angel e9 3.0 CSL BMW 530GS p1 BMW 530GS p2 e12 5-er
  13. The cars that time forgot...

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    Either they didn't get the credit they deserved, or have become forgotten since their heyday. I think the e12 M535i falls into that category. As fast as an original Jag E-Type, or Ferrari Dino 246 GTS (7 secs 0-60 mph, 140 mph) Similarly, there were the blown Y block Fords, that had the HP...
  14. Mini Marcos

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    Lots know the Mini, but don't know the mini based Mini Marcos. An inexpensive fiberglass bodied sportscar, was made from the 1960s to '90s. Could have Cooper tune, BMW should make a modern interpretation using the BMW mini.:cool2: Mini Marcos cartoon
  15. DVD and VHS treasures?

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    Not the best Bond film, but it had a great car chase.:cool2: Matador X in car chase Matador X
  16. Gray market heroes

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    In the days when pollution controls and CAFE kept the best BMWs out of North America, wealthy buyers used the gray market!:cool: November 1978 333i page 1 333i page 2 333i page 3 e12 M535i & 745i Turbo BMW 5-er
  17. Best musclecars?

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    Which ones would you select from the past and the present. Classic T/As had style, and the Chrysler SRT8 Core seems to represent modern muscle best.:cool: Firebird T/A
  18. DVD and VHS treasures?

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    Bandit rides again!:cool: Movie trailer Burt's Boid
  19. Overlooked speed

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    Some cars just don't get the credit they deserve. I think the original 745i turbo falls into that category, it was overshadowed by the V12 7ers that followed. Which other cars would you add? NSU Ro80 Top Gear '67 Bird 400
  20. DVD and VHS treasures?

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    You can't beat the classics.:cool: Debbie Does Dallas Good educational films, lol.
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