Sunday, 28 March 2010

5 Million 5 Series Cars Already Sold - Take a Look at the Glorious History of BMW!

The BMW 5 Series cars hit the market in the year 1972 and BMW is still continuing its production till date. These vehicles were released as predecessors to New Six Series vehicles. They fall under the category of executive cars. They're made available in both the sedan as well as touring body styles.

The 5 series was named after the preceding four models like the 700, New Class, New Six Bavaria and the CS models. The 5 series model was released as a replacement to the past New Six sedan vehicles.

The vehicle body was designed by Marcello Gandini and was built based on the Bertone Garmisch from the BMW, which was released in the year 1970. Two other cars namely Alfa Romeo Alfetta and the Fiat were also designed based on the same design.

Five generations of 5 Series models were released till date namely the E12 during the period 1972 to 1981, E28 during the period 1982 to 1988, E34 during the period 1988 to 1996, E39 from 1995 to 2003 and E60 or E61 from the year 2003 to till present.

The first digit in the name - "5" in this case represents the series name and the other two digits that are followed by the 5 represent the engine size in deciliters. Additional words are also added at the end of the 3 digit to represent the fuel type, petrol or diesel, transmission or engine details and the style of the body, in some of the vehicles.

Having sold over 5million 5-series vehicles, it makes you wonder what has BMW really got in stores for the upcoming times. The fascinating 5-series wallpapers and concept car images simply reflect that they'll be far superior than the present model by all means. So, let us wait and watch the show.

You may like to visit a cool collection of the latest BMW 5-series Wallpapers and some more red hot BMW Wallpapers here

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