Posts Tagged ‘528e’

Cheap German Stick – 1987 BMW 528e

August 28, 2014

The E28 BMW 528e (and the eta-engined E30 cars) were always considered the poor relations of the more sporty 325i, 533i and 535i cars. But while the eta engines are not particularly rev-happy, they are starting to gain appreciation for their low-end torque which, in the world of 65mph speed limits, and urban driving, matters more than horsepower. On the bright side, the eta-powered cars were also found to have their best fuel efficiency ratings when drivers held the throttle wide open when accelerating from a stop, so if you like flooring it, here’s an excuse to do so. Check out this 1987 BMW 528e for sale for $800 in Vancouver, WA.

1987 BMW 528e right front

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Stanced – 1984 BMW 528e with 3.5 Engine

November 13, 2013

It’s hard to decide what to say about this recent subtrend in car modification. On the one hand, the folks who practice stancing often modify older cars with period-correct wheels, and retrofit home-market bumpers when the North Americans got big old diving boards. They’re also spending time and money on keeping up some cars that are less popular with the mainstream, and artistically photographing their work. On the other hand, they’re stretching too-small tires over too-big rims, setting ridiculous camber angles, and lowering the cars over coil-over springs until you can’t even drive over a pencil without it scraping the bottom of the car. There’s also the stereotype of backwards-ball-cap, sagging-jeans-wearing, drum-n-bass-listening kids, but if it’s too loud, you’re too old. So there. Anyway, let’s take a look at an example of this subculture – you can find this 1984 BMW 528e / 535i for sale in Bend, OR for $2300.

1984 BMW 535i right front 2

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