– 1994 BMW 530i from the E34 series
– 3.0 litre V8 motor offering 160 kW (218 hp), with automatic transmission
– arctic silver metallic (BMW colour code 309/) with grey fabric interior
– delivered and always registered in Germany
– facelift (wider grille)
– only two owners from new
– climate control (untested), heated seats, sunroof, burlwood decor, trip computer
– original BMW radio and tool kit on board
– service booklet available
– German registration documents
The 3rd generation of BMW’s 5 series, internally named E34, was presented to the public in early 1988. The new executive sedan was penned by Ercole Spada under the chief designer, Claus Luthe and took styling cues from the current 7 series (E32). It was noticably larger than the E28 it replaced, with a gain of 10 cm in length and 5 cm in width, allowing for a more spacious interior. Aerodynamics had been significantly improved, too.
The E34 came with a wide choice of engines, apart from the inline-6 cylinder motors one tends to associate the marque with, there were also variants with 4 or 8 cylinders. Turbo diesels were available, as was a natural gas powered engine in the 518g, of which only 298 units sold. BMW also experimented with a hybrid, capable of 30 km in electric mode.
The E34 was the first 5 series which was available as a station wagon, as of 1991. It also premiered the use of all-wheel drive in this segment, even if only 0.7 % of total output came with this option.
Facelifts in the years 1991 and 1992 kept the car up to date. By the time production was halted in favour of the succeeding E39, over 1.3 million units had been produced.