BMW - M5
The first M5, which is based on the E28 5-Series, made its debut at the 1984 Amsterdam Motor Show. It was the product of demand for an automobile with the carrying capacity of a saloon (sedan), but the overall performance of a sports car. It utilized the 535i chassis and an evolution of the engine from the BMW M1. The M5 was handbuilt by Motorsport technicians and was the fastest production saloon (sedan) in the world.
GB (UK) EnglandSouth Africa
GB (UK) England
BMW M5-click for a larger picture
BMW M5 
BMW M5
Location
Reading
County
Berkshire, England
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Number of persons:4 Luggage: 2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:30 Gearbox:manual 7 Speed TiptronicPower steering: Leather interior: Air conditioning: Audio: radio cd
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BMW 530d 2007
BMW 530d M Sport
Location
London
County
England
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Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Power steering: Leather interior: Air conditioning: Audio: radio cd
BMW M5-click for a larger picture
BMW M5 2007
BMW M5
Location
Ilford
County
London, England
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Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Power steering: Leather interior: Air conditioning: Audio: radio cd
South Africa
BMW M5-click for a larger picture
BMW M5 
BMW M5
Location
Cape Town
County
South Africa
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:30 Gearbox:manual Power steering: Leather interior: Air conditioning: Audio: radio cd
It was also designed to beat the Mercedes M class and E class The M5 was offered in four different versions. The first version was the Left Hand Drive (LHD) Euro Spec M5. The second version was the Right Hand Drive (RHD) Spec M5. The third version was the North American Spec (NA or so-called 1988) M5. The fourth version was the South African (ZA) Spec M5.

 

It's worth noting that production of the M5 continued well into Calendar Year 1988, ending in November of 1988 which was well after production of the E28 chassis ended in Germany in December 1987.

 

The E34 M5 was produced from 1989 to 1995, although sales in North America started in 1991 and ended in 1993. It was produced at BMW M GmbH in Garching, Germany and like the previous M5, was entirely hand-built. It utilized the 535i chassis which was produced at BMW's Dingolfing plant. Assembly was done either by a single M employee or a team of M employees and generally took about two weeks. It is rumored that the test drivers of the E34 M5 could determine who or what team made each specific M5, due to characteristic quirks of the handbuilt nature of the E34 M5. The engines were also built by hand by BMW M technicians. All of the E34 M5 powerplants were built to a tolerance of within 5% of advertised output. 

 

Source: Wikipedia.
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