1994 | BMW M5
6-Gang 3.8er, Schweizer Auslieferung, absoluter Auslieferungszustand
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Make BMW Model 5 Series Model name M5 Series E34 Year of manufacture 1994 Condition category Original Mileage 173,500 km First registration 06/1994 Body style Saloon Body detail 4-doors Power (kw/hp) 250/340 Cubic capacity (ccm) 3,795 Cylinders 6 Doors 4 Steering Left (LHD) Transmission Manual Gears 6 Drive Rear Front Brake Disc Rear Brake Disc Fuel Petrol Exterior colour Black Manufacturer colour name Cosmosschwarz Interior colour Black Interior material Leather Power Assisted Steering Central locking Electric windows Electric heated seats Air conditioning ABS Airbag Cruise control Fabric Car Cover Maintenance Bills
Good handiwork pays off. Or rather, it usually pays quite well. If you buy a Bentley in your hopefully spacious garage, you will get one of these cars, which is made by hand. And that will be expensive. But, that does not have to be. So, the handmade block, which is anyway a matter of taste and not necessarily the thing for the masses. That may be absolutely different with the E34 offered here, the cars were manufactured nevertheless in large numbers of items and coined over many years the road picture with their easily bland exterior. Nevertheless, this particular M5 here has something in common with the cases from the traditional English house. Because this special specimen was also assembled by hand by a team of eight men (or women). To be precise, in Garching near Munich, where the racing-experienced engine in particular originated.
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Tradition has always been one of the pillars, if not the pillar, that gave so many M GmbH models the stability that turned the tough headwinds of the competition into a lukewarm breeze. For so many years, people knew that when a new device with the big M in front came onto the market, the others would first have to get two sets of new batteries for the stopwatch. To beat an M under the tough conditions of the time chase, it wasn't enough to simply pack a big steaming pile of power under the hood of a volume model and then celebrate victories on the podium with French high-priced bubbly from a magnum bottle. In and around Munich, people knew that the M was an obligation to deliver top performance, whatever the cost, and that it was almost good manners to use racing technology discreetly, but nevertheless in the right places, so that the effect was not only measurable, but above all tangible for everyone. And this M5 from the E34 series is no exception.
You could have had the V8 on the shelf. Or a V12. Maybe turbos would have fit on it. With Alpina, for example, this was the way to go, but Alpina always had a slightly different fixed star when it came to bare figures. With the E34 it was clear from the beginning, this car represents the desire for reasonable weight figures and also sporty weight distribution. So, away with the V8, forget the V12, you stick with the tight six. And not just any six, no less than the heart of the legendary M1 was to be the basis for the M5's powertrain. Simply on the premise that the running culture should be worthy of a family sedan. After all, you don't want your mother-in-law to vibrate the seals out of her jaw at the traffic lights. And the environmental idea was also kept in mind so that no lumps of coal would fall out of the exhaust if the engine was turned off more than once. The former worked wonderfully, the machine actually has something like a running culture. Only the environmental stuff didn't work out so well, the drinking habits are worthy of a sports car. But that doesn't matter, the car delivers well.
No matter which BMW of the last 40 years you sit in, the ergonomics are absolutely foolproof. And I know what I'm talking about, after all, I can get along with this 27(!) year old five even if I know the manual from hearsay at best. Not only does everything sit where it belongs, it also works. And that means something, I've sat in cars of lesser age and mileage, where the interior including the finish had already started on the way to an economic total loss. And maybe over the years BMW's had been chalked up to the fact that the interiors were a bit rough and bumpy, but finally here's the gently humming proof: Everything here still works perfectly, looks good and above all, smells unmistakably like that smell that can be found in every Munich that was built and delivered with full leather. Hard to believe, but it really is comprehensible that this is not one of those smoker cars that has seen about 30 kilos of scent trees come and go. But perhaps it should be mentioned that the car was understandably and quite obviously only in the hands of those owners who understood the fascination behind the car. And have taken care of this fascination accordingly. Rare they have become, that E34 M5, which have not let the excesses of youthful tuning mania pass over them. Nix there. And apropos rare, one should mention briefly that this is one of the last ones. Well, one of the last 404 pieces. In the combination of the top equipment with the 3.8 liters, the adjustable Nürburgring suspension, the 18 inch forged wheels, and the 6-speed transmission. So, actually, this car doesn't exist like that. More.
Oh well, apropos tuning crime. At that time there were in the accessory trade such shift knobs, with which the shift gate was illuminated. I had then in my second Scirocco and fands really knorke. Here, that was standard.
In 1994, anyone who talked about dynamics in a 5-seater sedan was walking on relatively thin ice. But anyone who has ever driven an M5, regardless of the model series, knows that the relatively plain exterior is really just camouflage. 4.9kg per HP, that is not only for today's conditions a pretty official value, at that time that was already a lot of wood, which lay there before the Hüttn. And so the characteristics are also quite boomy, with a whopping 300 Nm already at 1800 rpm, which then rises linearly to 400 Nm at 4750 rpm, with the maximum power culminating in an acoustically quite present 340 hp at 6900 rpm. But the perhaps somewhat schizophrenic Bavarian sedan doesn't just go straight; the neutral to oversteering M5 is also more than capable of cornering, where the speed-dependent power steering (Servotronic) and the rear axle with variable lock help. The adjustable suspension also tickles the last bit of driving dynamics out of the black sedan, and if all of this suddenly becomes too fast, the generously dimensioned brakes, which come directly from racing, help to decelerate the car appropriately. Of course, all these dynamism-enhancing components have been integral parts of this M5 since May 10, 1994.
Not to forget the acoustic dynamics of the straight-six. When the six individual throttle bodies are set to pull, the powerplant develops its own acoustics, now unfortunately somewhat forgotten, as only a large-volume naturally aspirated engine can produce. Coupled with the revving pleasure, this results in an addictive combination that constantly calls for the next gear. Up to one hundred in under six seconds, but at 250 clobber the control electronics then close the screen.
The extremely good condition is witnessed by a federal binder full of receipts from reputable garages with the blue and white propeller in the logo. Not only did the car receive above-average love from its owners, but the dealerships also took extensive care to ensure that this M5 stands as it does today. Almost perfect. The service booklet and the folder also prove that this is a Swiss car and that the maintenance intervals have been meticulously kept. So the overall technical condition is immaculate and without any congestion at any neuralgic points. The first varnish has certainly in some places the one or other stone chip to register, this is however a 27-year-old car, which was often and gladly driven, simply to forgive. There are no dents or other cold deformations, neither on the body nor on the rims. This is not least due to the fact that a lot of time and money has been invested in cosmetics over the last few years.
The good condition of the exterior and the technology also continues in the interior. The surfaces, the headliner, the seats and their leather skins, the switches, and carpets look better than on many a year-old car. Everything works, nothing is worn or worn through, the electric windows go up and down appropriately smoothly and quietly and the air conditioning does the job. Did I mention how good this M5 smells inside? To be on the safe side, I'll do it again: it smells damn good. Not a mixture of old man sweat and Paco Rabanne, just leather and the smell of cleanliness, the smell of nothing at all.
The car is absolute as delivered. No tuning sins, no blinki radio, no modifications whatsoever. Only the tail lights with the white turn signal lenses have found their way as a contemporary modification to the E46. Also, the onboard tools are complete and obviously unused. As a guarantee for the originality of the car, a corresponding certificate from BMW Classic is also included.
According to the breakdown of the chassis number and also the certificate from BMW Classic, the car has the following equipment and options:
243 PASSENGER AIRBAG
255 SPORT LEATHER STEERING WHEEL
302 ALARM SYSTEM
325 REAR SPOILER
339 SHADOW LINE
354 GREEN WEDGE WINDSHIELD
431 AUTOMATIC DIMMING INTERIOR MIRROR
459 SEAT ADJUSTMENT, ELECTR.WITH MEMORY
494 HEATED SEATS FOR DRIVER/PASSENGER
500 AUTOMATIC WASHER/INTENSIVE CLEANING
528 AUTOMATIC AIR CONTROL (AUC)
534 AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
540 CRUISE CONTROL
564 INTERIOR LIGHT PACKAGE
669 RADIO BMW BUSINESS RDS
672 CD CHANGER 6-WAY
676 HIFI SPEAKER SYSTEM
784 AERODYNAMIC MIRRORS
804 SWISS VERSION
855 ITALIAN LANGUAGE VERSION
900 ANERK. IMMOBILIZER ACC. AZT/TUEV
915 EXTERNAL SKIN PROTECTION OMITTED
Everything is still there, everything works fine. Only a small bug adorns the car: The electric seat adjustment at the driver's seat works mirror-inverted. We'll dismiss that as a characteristic of a 27-year-old car. It can also be used as a party gag.
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Condition & Registration
Engine (Seller assessment): 5 of 5 Technique (Seller assessment): 5 of 5 Paint (Seller assessment): 3 of 5 Interior (Seller assessment): 4 of 5 Registered Ready to drive Accident-free Vehicle-ID: 263167
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