This book tells the complete BMW 5 Series story in the pre-Bangle classic era, covering the E12, E28, E34 and E39 models, the enthusiast cars that invented the modern sports sedan and created BMW’s “ultimate driving machine” image.
Follow the evolution of BMW’s middle child through the decades in all major markets. Marvel at the mystique of BMW’s motorsport and exotic tuner cars reaching the 290km/h milestone on V8 power.
Consider BMW’s phoenix-like rise from the ashes of World War II, regaining its sporty-luxury reputation and powering on to become the ultimate business machine under chairman Eberhard von Kuenheim.
This new edition features 150 new pictures, new specification tables, updated text, a new “Meet the Tuners” section, and a new “easy use” index. The book also contains a foreword by Allen Hardy (America’s first BMW tuner), and a contribution from Kevin Bird of Birds, the UK’s first BMW Hartge tuning agent.
BMW Classic 5 Series 1972 to 2003 is authored by Marc Cranswick, who has been writing on the subject of classic high-performance German cars for many years. He has been involved with BMW since the E12 and E21 were current models. He has lived and worked in several different countries, and has a very detailed knowledge of the automotive world, helping him to view the BMW 5 Series from a world market perspective.