BMW Classic 5 Series 1972 to 2003 Book


35 $

A look at BMW’s 5 series in the classic era. Observes model changes and development from 1972, to the end of e39 5 series production. Complete descriptions and pictures of BMW Motorsport cars, plus the exotic tuner specials from Germany. BMW’s rise in business internationally is also examined.

This book tells the complete BMW 5 series story, in the pre-Bangle classic era, covering e12, e28, e34 and e39 models, the enthusiast cars that invented the modern sports sedan and created BMW’s ultimate driving machine image.

Follow the evolution of BMW’s middle child through the decades in all major markets. Marvel at the mystique of BMW’s motorsport and exotic tuner cars reaching the 180mph milestone on V8 power.

Consider BMW’s phoenix-like rise from the ashes of WWII, regaining its sports, luxury reputation, and powering on to become the ultimate business machine under chairman Eberhard von Kuenheim.

This new paperback edition features 22 new images, and new information about the genesis of BMW Motorsport GmbH and its early cars.

Marc Cranswick has been writing on the subject of classic high performance German cars for many years. He has been involved with BMW since the e12 and e21 were current models.


  • The complete story of the classic BMW 5 series
  • Covers all models from 1972-2003
  • Includes archive photos of collector’s models and German tuners
  • The BMW 5 series – The King of sports sedans for over 40 years
  • New edition features many new colour pictures, updated text and a new “Meet the Tuners” section
  • Details collector BMWs and tuner information
  • Detailed accounts of BMWs electronic and engineering achievements
  • Special write-ups from BMW tuning legends
  • Includes detailed specification tables
  • A detailed look at BMW’s classic era
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