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5 Series BMW (E12) from the last year of production
– 2.5 liter inline six cylinder gasoline engine with 3-speed automatic transmission
– Delivered in Germany, only 2 vehicle owners, since 8 years with the last owner
– Brazil brown metallic paint with matching interior
– Equipped with a manual steel sunroof, front and rear spoiler, sport steering wheel,
Mahle-BBS alloy wheels 7J 14, original BMW-Bavaria CR/VF stereo car radio
– Starter battery and spark plugs renewed
– Oldtimer status with H-registration
Original overall condition with minor traces of use
It was the year of the Munich olympics – 1972 – when BMW launched the successor to its “New Class”: A new naming scheme was brought in, which lives on to this day. The E12 became the first generation of BMW’s 5 series, it featured very straight lines and a clear 3-box design by Paul Bracq which gave the car a modern look, while maintaining a degree of similarity with its predecessor.
In its first year, only 4-cylinder engines were available. The inline 6 engines which were to become near-synonymous with the 5 series were only introduced in 1973. During the 9-year production run, engines grew more powerful, culminating in the M535i with a power output of 160 kW (210 hp), the forefather of the M5. There was no Diesel engine in the 1st generation of the 5 series, and the 4-door sedan remained the only available body style.
In 1976, the E12 received a makeover at the hands of Claus Luthe, with post-facelift cars easily identifiable by their side-mounted fuel filler door and the centre bulge on the bonnet.
By the time production was halted, just short of 700,000 units had been built. The E28 which was to follow was based on the E12 and bore, at least on the outside, a close resemblance to it.