The E30 Tourings are coming. As the weeks and months pass, it seems that there are those here stateside willing to go to lengths to import the E30 that was forbidden to us, the five-door Touring. Most of these lifestyle estates that have cropped up for sale have had the 2.5 liter inline-6 under the hood, but this one is powered by the turbocharged 2.4 liter inline-6 diesel that we saw here in the E28 5 series. For those who want an E30 Touring but seek a bit more economy, this one is available in Los Angeles.
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Has it really been 4 months since we looked at a 1988 BMW M5? Fellow author Nate has just refreshed his M5 and been raving about it once again. It’s easy to understand why; with a 1988 M5 in my family also, I’ve had the pleasure of driving the legend that has become the M5 many times and it’s enjoyable in every single instance. These M cars have also been one of the best values in classic BMW ownership for a while, though that’s been changing over the past year or two. But like the Audi C4 S4/S6, owners of these classic but traditionally more affordable have enjoyed driving them and most have higher miles by this point in life. Despite that, aided by reports by classic magazine and online sensations like Chris Harris, the star that was the M5 has gotten even higher in the sky and they’re all on their way up in value. Time to jump in, then? There are three E28 M5s on Ebay right now, and you can have any color you’d like, as long as it’s black:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1988 BMW M5 on eBay
The other day, Paul wrote up a 1998 M3 Sedan being sold by the premium dealer Enthusiast Auto Group. This isn’t that car, so if you’re looking for the best sedan available you’re better off looking at that post. However, if you’re looking for the most bang for your buck, this sedan might fill the need. While the E36s didn’t get the full-fat M motors that Europe saw, this particular example has rectified that motivational issue by replacing the venerable inline-6 with a Chevy 6.0 V8 hybrid and mated it to a Tremec 6-speed manual. Interested? I was:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1997 BMW M3 Sedan with LSX and 6-speed swap on eBay
The 1992 BMW M5 Touring – reportedly the first production one made – is back up for sale. That’s a bit unsurprising even with the rarity of an E34 M5 touring; at an extraordinarily high price with quite high miles, it was not much of a surprise that it didn’t trade hands even if it is the coolest E34 out there. The seller claims the lowered reserve means the high bidder last time would win this auction. Will that person bite this time around?
The below post originally appeared on our site December 4, 2013: