For the first time ever Land Rover, Rover and BMW shared the same stand. In addition to that there was a tent with the slogan: "Fascination Mobility" which has had everything from cyber-simulations, to cars and motorbycicles.


with Bernd Pischetsrieder

Styling cues from the 3 and the 7 series - the BMW 5 is moderate looking compared to the radical new Mercedes E (W 210).
Technological advance is the key to the new 5: The suspension and braking systems, even the most basic road wheels, are now made from aluminium. The Cd figure of 0.27 for the 520i, rising to 0.30 for the 525tds is impressive, versus 0.30-0.33 for the former models.

Technical specifications
:(The new engines are marked with an *) All engines are in-line, except 530i and 540i which are V.
Dimensions and weights

Other news

New base model for the 7-series: 728i:
6-cylinder 2.8 liter engine with 142 kW (193 bhp) power and 280 Nm torque. Max. speed: 227 km/h.
New BMW M3
New models from BMW Individual: 318is Class II, 3 Avus coupe, M3 GT
These are slightly modified, limited-edition cars.

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Copyright September, 1995
Paul Negyesi
Budapest, Hungary.
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