Happy 40th birthday to BMW's M Division
Don your party hat, grab a kazoo and revel in the history of M cars
Posted: 18 May 2012
BMW M5 (E28)
FUN FACT: American E28 M5 owners actually sued BMW over the car's exclusivity. When Bee-Em first announced the car, it claimed that only 500 would be made, but when production ended almost three times as many had been built. Custodians claimed that, despite having an M1-derived twin-cam 24-valve engine and fancypants chassis work, the collector's value of the car was diminished.
BMW settled by giving owners a rebate on the purchase of a new BMW. Nice.