The Story of the BMW M5's Lengthy and Fascinating Birth (linked article)
Its legacy stretches further back than you might think
The BMW M5 is known as one of motoring's true icons. A mid-sized saloon car sporting a motorsports engine and supercar performance is the stuff of wizardry in the automotive world.
Everybody is aware of the iconic E28 generation M5 launched in 1984, but the story of the M5 didn't actually start there. In fact, it didn't really start in BMW's home country in Germany...
This article briefly goes over the history of BMW's fast 5-Series from its story in motorsport in the late 70s to how it eventually became the icon it is now.
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