1989 BMW E34 535i In-Depth Review
We review the BMW E34 5-Series and give you an idea of what it's like to
live with every day. Short answer: It's awesome.
Visit us online at www.vehicle-virgins.com
And on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vehiclevirgins
You don't really notice the e34 5 series until you consciously take a
moment to stop and look at it. The styling that was carried over from
BMW's flagship model back in 1989 still looks timeless, 22 years later. In
many ways it's the best modern classic BMW available; it was the last car
to retain the German manufacturer's quad headlight design, yet its new body
shell was much more aerodynamic than the previous generation and
represented the first incarnation of the new-age BMW. I've asked many
friends how old they think the e34 5 is and the closest guess has been
about 5 years off. Only minor exterior changes were made to the e34 during
its lifespan, those being side-mounted turn indicators and more painted
area on the lower body. All models come equipped with central locking,
although a remote keyless entry system and alarm was added. Another
convenient feature is the key-activated window operation, which allows you
to roll up all the windows and close the sunroof from outside of the car.
With a decent coat of paint and wheels to match, the car simply defies its
The e34's interior is exactly this: a premium sedan cabin from the early
90s. It was top of the line, and it's still far better than many compact
class interiors today. Leather was standard, don't worry about that. So
were power seats, power windows, driver airbag (and passenger in later
years), ABS, and a powerful on-board computer with functions such as
average MPG/MPH, thermometer, an estimated arrival time calculator, etc.
In fact, the North American E34 came standard with so many features that
the options list was small. One option of note is the sport package, which
in addition to stiffer suspension offered more dynamic seats that do a much
better job holding the occupants in place during spirited driving. Very
few models were equipped with this option, so you may not come across any
on your used car hunt. That said, the regular seats are extremely
comfortable and fully adjustable (even the headrest is electrically
adjustable!), and the armrests are more than welcoming on long trips.
As stated in our disclaimer, it should be assumed that every used car over
ten years old ages differently. Cars that were pampered throughout their
life will show it, and it's easy to find an e34 for under 5k that's been
pampered. By today's standards, the car is small and light for a mid-size
sedan; it's the same size and weight as a new 3 series BMW. The car was
originally set up for luxurious, comfortable cruising, although with a new
set of suspension components it transforms into a midsize sports sedan that
holds its own or bests everything else in its price range. Both automatic
and manual gearboxes were available, the 5 speed manuals tending to outlast
their 4 speed (5 in later years) automatic counterparts. Acceleration is
more than adequate with any engine above the 2.5 liter, and braking is even
better. Safety was a strong influence on the car's design; the body was
33% more rigid than the outgoing model and boasted a record setting 60-0
braking distance of 130ft.
The e34 is a superb all-arounder. It's a safe, luxurious sedan with
sporting intentions to match. BMW wouldn't produce a car that isn't fun to
drive, and the e34 5 series is proof of just that.
Onboard: B1257 BMW E34 530i V8
Onboard ride from Stokesley to Helmsley on the B1257, one of my favourite
roads in North Yorkshire. Testing out my mates bullet cam, and my video
camera on a tripod sticking out of the sunroof, hence the slightly wobbly
shot (it's not that wobbly inside, honest!). No sound as neither cam had an
external mic, so before I put music on there was just wind noise.
Music is Chicane - Offshore. It cuts out after about 6 minutes, which is an
error on my part. I'll upload a better version next weekend. If you get far
enough to hear the music stop, at least leave a comment :D
Реальная динамика BMW 525i E34(192 л.с.)МКПП.Anton Avtoman.
https://vk.com/antonavtoman Добавляйтесь в друзья!)
Ещё Легенды Автомобили из 90-ых
В этом видео мы замерим динамику разгона
BMW 525i E34 1990 г.в.с механической коробкой