Video: BMW Group Classic presents the various faces of the E34 M5

With everything going on these days in BMW’s backyard, it is worth looking back at older models for inspiration. Coincidence or not, BMW Group Classic … The article Video: BMW Group Classic presents the various faces of the E34 M5 appeared first on BMW BLOG

Video: BMW Group Classic presents the various faces of the E34 M5

With everything going on these days in BMW’s backyard, it is worth looking back at older models for inspiration. Coincidence or not, BMW Group Classic published a video featuring the iconic BMW E34 M5 in all its body styles. As a BMW fan, you might already know why the E34 M5 holds a special place in our hearts.

The E34 M5 is one of the few M cars ever made which was offered in a wagon body style. It was actually the first in this regard and that’s just one of the reasons why many people consider it unique.

Apart from the fact that it had a stunning design, less than 1,000 wagons of the E34 M5 were ever built, making it quite a rare appearance on the streets.

The one from BMW Classic is an Individual model which looks absolutely stunning. Then there’s the E34 M5 Ring Taxi. As you might know already, if you go down to the Nurburgring today, you can get someone to drive you around the famous track in a variety of cars.

However, it was BMW who started this tradition with the E34 M5 and one incredible racing driver behind the wheel, the queen of the Nurburgring herself – Sabine Schmitz.

Unlike the Touring model, the Ring Taxi shown here wasn’t in great condition, and it was just waiting to be restored and made ready to hit the road again.

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Last but not least, we get to see the E34 M5 sedan and its engine. Initially, the S38 unit was a 3.6-liter straight six mill with later versions being bored and stroked to 3.8-liters, both engines being built based on the M88/1 powerplant which was used in the M1.

Another interesting detail about the E34 M5 is that it is the last M car to be hand-built, an art form that is no longer available over at BMW.

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Video: BMW M5 Competition drag races E63 S AMG

By now, there are plenty of videos out there showing the new BMW M5 Competition model drag racing its main rivals. We’ve seen our fair … The article Video: BMW M5 Competition drag races E63 S AMG appeared first on BMW BLOG

Video: BMW M5 Competition drag races E63 S AMG

By now, there are plenty of videos out there showing the new BMW M5 Competition model drag racing its main rivals. We’ve seen our fair share of them already, including races against supercars or even hypercars. Today though, we’re looking at the BMW going up against its main rival: the Mercedes-AMG E63 S.

The M5 and the E63 AMG have been dueling ever since the AMG tuner was bought by Mercedes-Benz. It’s one of the most heavily debated rivalries in the industry and understandably so, as Mercedes-Benz and BMW have been competing for the same customers for decades.

Since the E-Class and the 5 Series have remained roughly the same in terms of market positioning, the top-end models are definitely going to trade blows one way or another.

In this drag race, both cars are stock. So that means the numbers they put out should be pretty straightforward. The F90 M5 Competition has a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 under the hood developing 625 HP and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque. The engine is hooked up to an 8-speed automatic transmission and an M xDrive all-wheel drive system which allows it to put the power down efficiently.

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On the other side of the drag strip we have a stock Mercedes-AMG E63 S. Under its hood hides a 4-liter twin-turbo V8 tuned to make 612 HP and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque. The Merc also has all-wheel drive but uses a different gearbox, a 9-speed unit. The Mercedes is also marginally heavier, but not by much.

So who takes the crown home? Well, there’s a clear winner here, even after several launches. The results were always the same. According to the Vbox, the E63 S did the 0-62 mph sprint in 3.25 seconds, and the 1/4 mile in 11.2 seconds. The M5 on the other hand went under 3 seconds for the 0-62 mph sprint, and covered the 1/4 mile in 10.76 seconds.

Let’s take a look.

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