The BMW M5 could hardly have imagined how great its impact would become on generations of motoring enthusiasts.
But BMW seemed to know what was needed; a pure, simply branded performance line that would set out its intentions and stick to them.
In 1984, the M5 was the fastest production saloon car money could buy, yet it was plain; simply designed with functional and understated design cues to give the game away.
The M5’s legacy is a headline-grabbing halo model for every variant of BMW 5 Series ever since – six versions of the world’s most iconic super saloons.
But the E28 is where the story began. Watch the film, here…