BMW 5 Series
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BMW 5 Series (E34)

Knowledge Identifier: $BMW_5_Series_(E34)


BMW 5 Series (E34)

Version of the BMW 5 Series automobile sold from February 1988 to 1995 with the Touring model ending June 1996 add

Category: Business (14)

Launched in 1981.

Countries: Germany (38%), (31%), North America (15%)

Main connections: BMW, BMW 5 Series, BMW M5

Linked to: Getrag, BMW, Blaupunkt




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Development ran from July 1981 to late 1987, with design specifications being chosen in 1982 and finalized for production in mid-1985 add something


J Mays was equally responsible for the final production E34 design in 1984, later completed in summer of 1985, following the 1982 and 1983 proposals by Spada add something


New 5-series had a much stiffer body and was more streamlined than its predecessor, and had design cues introduced in 1986 on the 7-series by designer Ercole Spada add something


It replaced the BMW E28 in 1988 and was replaced by the E39 in 1996 add something


The $M5 (BMW_M5) version of the E34 was produced from 1988 to 1995 add something


The six-cylinder E34 530i was available in Europe starting in 1988 but it never arrived in North America add something


The "' BMW E34"' is the version of the BMW 5 Series automobile sold from February 1988 to 1995 with the Touring model ending June 1996 add something


In the North-American market the E34 succeeded the BMW E28 in May 1988 with two models add something


The E34 535i Sport was introduced to the UK market as an 1989 model add something


This European version of the 530i was discontinued in 1990 add something


ASC was 1st available on 1991 535i models and is quite rare add something


ASC was first available on 1991 models add something


The E34 was among the most reliable luxury cars on the market, earning the best-in-class ratings from Intellichoice in 1991, and still considered one of the most reliable BMWs ever made add something


In 1992, a new eight-cylinder 530i model was introduced in Europe, later arriving in North America in 1994 add something


The 525i was built throughout the E34 production, and in 1992 was offered as a wagon in the USA add something


Among those, BMW's VANOS variable valve timing technology made its first appearance in the M50 2,5 L engines built in September 1992 and later add something


A further revision of the 525i engine took place in 1993, when VANOS was added to the M50 engine which was designated the M50TU. The TU represents a Technical Update, reflecting the variable valve timing technology added to the intake camshaft add something


Production of the 535i Sport and the iconic M30B35 engine ended in 1993 to be succeeded by the 525i Sport powered by the modern M50B25 24-valve engine add something


Production of the E34 535i and its engine ended in 1993, replaced by the V8 530i and 540i models add something


A rare 540i M-Sport model was built in 1995 add something


Australia was the final market that received one of the M-Sport 1995 540i 6 speeds add something


Most 1995 525i models came with ASC. add something


"'540i 1995 with 6-speed Getrag manual transmission:"' add something


"'540i 1995 with 5-speed &ZF (ZF_Friedrichshafen) automatic transmission:"' add something


Extensive testing of this in the late nineties was carried out with partners such as Deutsche Post, however the company did not utilise improvements in battery technology in the years following to advance electric technology in production until BMW announced ActiveE prototypes in 2010 and 'Efficient Dynamics' models add something