1991 BMW M5 3.6L 6-cyl. 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - E34 M5

1991 BMW M5 Sedan - Consumer Review

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E34 M5
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1991 BMW M5 4dr Sedan


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.

Favorite Features

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.

Suggested Improvements

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.
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