Thinking out loud on the E28 5-Series
The M5, specifically. Rather swiftly and unexpectedly, our interest in them has heated up— in fact, we’ll be taking a look at one tomorrow. In the metal. If it’s a diamond in the rough, then with a very heavy heart, the beloved (and all too new-to-us) E30 may end up on the selling block. But if it’s a dog, then don’t expect another E28 post for awhile— long live the E30 :)
Even if we end up walking away though (which we give 50/50 odds), it was fun to dip our toe in the market, however briefly. You may find that it – the market – is surprisingly soft for high-mile drivers (although clean, low-mile examples are rare, and priced accordingly— as tends to be the case).
Now, since we’re not ones to leave well enough alone, let’s take a look at some ideas across the E28 spectrum for wheel, suspension, and body modifications if this thing does come to fruition.
*Great* stance, but we don’t love the M-Contours on these cars— they don’t look quite right on anything other than an E36 M3, in our opinion.
BBS RC— the polished finish is a bit shiny, but overall, not bad. We like them better on the E30 M3, though.
Mud flaps? We could.
Tidy Euro bumpers FTW.
Shame we never got the M5 in this color here in the States. Lovely.
We do love the M-System II Throwing Stars from the E34 M5. Too bad they’re 17″, which we think is one inch larger than ideal. Staggered fitment also discourages rotating tires front-to-rear.
Open-lug Alpinas are also a favorite— but again, staggered.