Hexagon Classics are delighted to offer this rare BMW M5 (E34) Touring – the forefather of all BMW M Touring models. One of only 891 examples ever to have left the factory at Garching.
5-speed manual gearbox, leather interior, heated seats, air-conditioning, electric double sunroof, m sports steering wheel, Nürburgring Suspension System, Interior Light Package, BMW Business radio (C43), Hi-FI speaker system, M mirrors & headlight washer system.
A superlative sportscar, packed in a sporty, but never showy bodywork – that’s how BMW M described the first BMW M5 Touring in 1992. And despite the modest description, the high-performance vehicle was in many ways remarkable. The BMW M5 Touring E34 had not only the role of the Touring pioneer, but it was also the first BMW M automobile ever to have a practical hatchback. With the inline-6-cylinder engine, originally developed for the BMW M1 super sportscar, the M suspension and an enhanced braking system, it offered power and driving pleasure beyond anything else in its class.
At the centre of the concept for the second BMW M5 in the mid-1980s stood the further development of the legendary four-valve six-cylinder engine from the BMW M1. This originally 3.5-litre engine with two overhead camshafts and intake-manifold fuel injection supplied the 1978 sports car with 204 kW (277 hp), before achieving 210 kW (286 hp) in the BMW M635 CSi and BMW M5 of the first generation. To further boost performance, the BMW M5 E34 Touring piston stroke and bore were increased, which in turn increased combustion chamber capacity to 3,795 cc. The S38B38 engine was born. With this and other technical details – for example the resonance plenum – from 1992, the engine offered a proud 340 hp at 6,900 rpm and 400 Nm torque at as low as 4,750 rpm.
Supplied new by BMW Munich in June 1994, the all-important running-in service was carried out on 21/09/1994 at 2000KM in Germany before the car was then imported into the UK and registered with the DVLA in December 2012. This rare car has been excellently maintained throughout its ownership with regular servicing by BMW alongside BMW specialists. Most recently, the car has undergone extensive recommissioning by Hexagon Classics, with no expense spared in bringing this remarkable car back to its former 90’s glory.
Available to view now at our London showrooms.