Over 20 years later, the car is still a blast to drive. The limited run of US E34 M5's places you in a small group of proud owner, amongst a much larger group of enthusiasts who respect the automobile. The car has an amazing sound with the factory exhaust, more of a small camm V8 sound than a factory I6. Still nimble and quick, the car makes your drive to work fun again. The fuel consumption is a bit less than one might like, but it is easy to overlook for the combination of comfort and enjoyment offered by this emerging classic. Due to the limited parts availability and maintenance requirements, I would not advise for daily use. For ocassional use and weekend fun, it's simply perfect.
The 3.6L I6 is an amazing engine 20 years later.
The sound is amazing, and the powerband is a smile factory. The high revs truly add to the driving experience.
The individual throttle body design is a definite attention getter at any enthusiast gathering and extremely responsive on the highway.
For a person over 6' tall, it is surprisingly comfortable, even on long drives.
The car was a magazine battle winner in the early 90's, and that remains unchanged.
Different wheels and tinte windows are a personal preference.
In stock form with some tires that allow you to enjoy 21 century traction, the car is still simply splendid.
I bought mine in 2005 w/196,000 miles already on it. Was worried but soon found out there was nothing to worry about. Other than oil changes and filling the tank I had to do nothing to it. She ran like a dream the whole time I had it and just sold it this week w/214,000 and wouldn't doubt if it went another 214k. The car has more power than you'll ever need and corners like a dream.
nothing. I put rims on it but only because I loved them.
It may not be the first M5 but it is the "real one." The first 4-door sedan to make a Ferrari humble and rip to consecutive series race track triumphs in Trans Am. "What do mean it only has a tiny 6 cylinder motor?" Ha. Stand on the gas and the symphonic 6 comes to life. Sure BMW has made more powerful M5s but none have this panache. The faster it goes, the smaller it feels. Truly amazing car.
This car is a true classic in both design and power! It's first 10 years were spent on the Autobahn in Germany, followed by 3 years of tender care in storage by it's previous single owner. All body parts and glass are original, with only a few rock chips to show in it's nearly perfect exterior. The BMW mechanic that performed the checkout before I purchased it said it was the most powerful M5 he'd ever seen, possibly with a high performance cam. It has fantastic torque to drive easily in town in 3rd/4th without effort, and it loves to cruise on the highway at any legal speed. I was shocked when I learned how to use the onboard computer and found out I was getting 25MPG. Wonderful CAR.
Plenty of power for hills and passing, with luxurious ride and comfort. I love the styling and wheels (Alpina), plus smooth ride of the self-leveling shock system. As a luxury car, it was years ahead of it's competition.
Nothing that would have been available or appropriate for a 1991 model.