BMW 5 Series (E12)

Knowledge Identifier: $BMW_5_Series_(E12)


BMW 5 Series (E12)

BMW 518 equipped as the 528i top model plus other luxury items such as headrests on the back seats add

Category: Business (14)

Launched in 1972.

Countries: South Africa (50%), Germany (25%), (25%)

Main connection: BMW

Linked to: BMW, Zenith Carburettor Company




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The "' & BMW E12"' BMW 5-Series was made between 1972 and 1981 add something


Beginning in 1974 the Motorsport 530 or 530i "upgrades" were available strictly on special order for the 525/528 fitted with either the 3-liter 180 PS DIN engine from the BMW 3,0S or the fuel-injected 200 PS DIN engine from the 3,0Si add something


A six-cylinder version of the 520, built with a 2,0 L M20 belt-driven engine was available from 1977 on add something


With the introduction of the BMW E23 large sedan in 1977, the E12 received a minor restyling add something


Only one thousand of these cars have been sold in 1979-1980 add something


A separate defect in the 530i cylinder head design prompted a lawsuit against & BMW. As a result, in 1980 BMW offered replacement cylinder heads for owners whose cylinder heads had cracked, even if the warranty on the car had expired add something


For the 1980 model year, a 5-speed manual transmission replaced the previous 4-speed add something


The E12 was replaced by the BMW E28 5 Series in 1981, although production continued until 1984 in South Africa add something


The 520i used the mechanical fuel injection system from the & BMW 2000tii and BMW 2002tii add something


Designed as a replacement for the popular & BMW New Class mid-size sedan, the E12 5-Series models were smaller than the large BMW E3 sedan but larger than the two-door 2002 models add something