Based on the E28 5-Series platform, the new M5 featured all the right components to be regarded as a top contender on the premium-sport sector. Its sportive profile was quite obvious, since the car was hand-built by BMW’s very own Motorsport division in Garching, while also equipped with a newly-developed BMW M1 engine. Designed to compete against Mercedes Benz’ M and E class, the all-new M5 became the most powerful 4-door saloon car in the world with a top speed of 152 miles per hour and a 0-60 time of only 6.5 seconds. The M5 was discrete to the point of anonymity which made it rather special and a BMW Motorsport-tuned chassis and a few special cosmetic pieces made it the ultimate saloon.
This BMW E28 M5 was first registered in 1987 and is the European-specification, right hand drive example without catalyst and one of only 187 made. It is supplied with a history file in which are documents dating back to 1991 along with a V5 document and MoT certificate valid until January 2016, with no advisories. Part of a significant motor collection, this car is described by the vendor as being in good condition throughout with all bodywork and interior described as impeccable and has only covered around 73,000 miles which for this model is unheard of with others on the market showing over 100,000 miles. A rare motor car indeed, the E28 M5 is a highly collectible motor car and a modern classic. With BMW M Sport behind the car and produced in very limited numbers, prices are set to continue upwards.