The 1995 BMW M5 Touring wagon appeared to supply the excellent mixture of efficiency and practicality, nevertheless it’s one only a few folks have gotten to take pleasure in, particularly in the U.S. It’s certainly one of the rarest BMW M vehicles ever constructed, however an instance has popped up for sale at Car Cave USA (through Road & Track), with an asking worth of $82,500.
This wagon is from the final yr of E34-generation M5 manufacturing. Only 891 had been made, as efficiency wagons had been, and nonetheless are, a distinct segment product. The E34 M5 Touring was not bought in the U.S. when new, however some have been imported over the years.
This automobile is powered by the S38B36 3.8-liter inline-6, which drives the rear wheels via a Getrag 420G 6-speed guide transmission. The 3.8-liter engine was launched towards the finish of the E34 M5’s manufacturing run, making it the rarer possibility. It made 340 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque from the manufacturing unit.
1995 BMW M5 Touring (Photo by Car Cave USA)
The automobile is completed in Sonderleckierung darkish inexperienced metallic (BMW paint code 490), which was a custom-order coloration, in response to the vendor. It’s additionally displaying a comparatively excessive 107,673 miles on the odometer, which needs to be regarding, as the 3.8-liter model of the S38 engine is not identified for its longevity.
This is not the solely 1995 BMW M5 Touring that is popped up for sale in the U.S. lately. The proprietor of BMW specialist Enthusiast Auto Group in Cincinnati is promoting his private instance, allegedly certainly one of solely two Touring wagons completed in Santorini Blue, and sporting some modifications. The asking worth? $149,990.
However, these aren’t the rarest M5 wagons. BMW additionally constructed a prototype M5 wagon with a 6.1-liter V-12 to check that engine for eventual use in the McLaren F1. That automobile was by no means proven to the public, however, as of July 2019, it was reportedly stashed away in BMW’s secret assortment of prototypes.