It’s difficult to imagine a more desirable everyday car than the 5-Series, well actually, it’s not that difficult… Touring.
The 5-Series Touring has been the fancy way to haul the kids and dog around for the past 30-years. Much like the 3-Series, Touring was not available on the model (E12). It was first available on a small number of E28 models.
Second was the E34 5-Series Touring, which saw fit for an M5 version. As the first M-Power Touring BMW, it was only available with a manual transmission and RWD plus 350hp, it was truly the ultimate driving machine as the world’s fastest production wagon at the time.
The E39 was the 3rd Touring 5-Series and was not available as an M5. It was, however available with a V8 in the 540i Touring model. Its successor, the E61 was again available as an M5, outside of the U.S. of course.
According to most recent reports, the newest 5-Series Touring (F11) will not see an M5 badge but no complaint here, because an Alpina B5 BiTurbo will be available, as seen in the last image.
Body Scripture by Fabio Aro
1973 Chevrolet Camaro Drag Racer
Maybe it’s the fact that it’s a 2nd generation F-Body Camaro dragster, or that it has a 350 V8, or that the V8 has two turbos bolted onto it, or the fact that it looks like a beautiful beast?
None of this matters when you find out that the twin-turbo V8 puts out a wopping 1400hp and allows the car to finish the 1/4 mile in the low 8’s at 178mph, making it the fastest street legal car in Brazil! Yeah, that’s it.