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BMW 5er Series

 from 1972 to 2012

BMW 5er Series road car

1972 : Generation 1

The 1970 BMW 2200ti Garmisch show car designed by the Bertone Design Centre led by Marcello Gandini set the style for the E12 5-series.
Designed to compete with the Mercedes-Benz W114 sedans, the E12 models were fitted with a variety of engines.
1.8 L and 2.0 L M10 I4 engines from the older Neue Klasse sedans were used in the 518 and 520, respectively.
A six-cylinder version of the 520, built with a 2.0 L M20 belt-driven engine was also available from 1977 on (to coincide with the minor restyling).
The 525 ...


BMW 5er Series  E12 (1972-1980)

1980 : Generation 2

The BMW E28 BMW 5-Series was made between 1981 and 1988.
It replaced the BMW E12 in 1981 and was replaced by theBMW E34 in 1989. ...


BMW 5er Series  E28 (1980-1988)

1988 : Generation 3

The BMW E34 is the version of the BMW 5 Series automobile built from February 1988 to 1995 with the Touring model ending June 1996.
It replaced the BMW E28 in 1988 and was replaced by the E39 in 1996. ...


BMW 5er Series  E34 (1988-1995)

BMW 5er Series Touring E34 (1992-1995)

1995 : Generation 4

The BMW E39 is the BMW 5 Series made between 1995 and 2003.
The E39 was the successor of the BMW E34 in 1995, and itself was replaced by the E60 in 2003.
Sales to Germany and most of Western Europe began in 1995, and by 1996 sales to the rest of the world had commenced.
A mid-generational refresh appeared in 2000, featuring minute detail changes.
At launch, the base model was the 520i, which developed 112 kilowatts (150 hp) in the pre-update models, and 126 kilowatts (170 hp) in later models.
An M5 variant ...


BMW 5er Series  E39 (1995-2003)

BMW 5er Series Touring E39 (1996-2005)

2003 : Generation 5

The development programme for the E60 began in 1997, concluding in 2003.
The final design, penned by David Arcangeli under the director Chris Bangle, was approved in 2000 and German design patents filed on April 16, 2002. ...


BMW 5er Series  E60 (2003-2008)

BMW 5er Series Touring E61 (2004-2008)

BMW 5er Series  E60 (2008-2010)

BMW 5er Series Touring E61 (2008-2010)

BMW 5er Series Gran Turismo  (2009-2012)

2010 : Generation 6


BMW 5er Series  F10 (2010-2012)

BMW 5er Series Touring F10 (2010-2012)

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