BMW M5: E28
Exactly one year on from the launch of the BMW M535i comes the first ‘proper’ M5-badged BMW. Though it didn’t look a world apart from the regular E34 5 Series saloon, it was as lairy as BMW could make a production saloon at the time.
Underneath the bonnet lurked the M88 engine from the BMW M1 supercar: a 3.5-litre straight six with 286bhp. It allowed the M5 to accelerate from 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds, from 50mph to 75mph in 7.7 seconds and onto a top speed of 153mph.