The E34, aka the second-generation BMW M5, was produced between 1989 and 1995 and remains, to this day, one of the most critically acclaimed Bimmers in history.
To be honest, it seems that most fast cars from the 90s tend to earn significant brownie points with today’s car reviewers, although it’s easy to understand why.
Most of them (and us) grew up admiring those cars that might have lacked today’s safety systems, but were anything but dull to drive. By the way, the E34 M5 weighed just 1,670 (3,682 lbs), a mere 100 kg (220 lbs) more than a Focus RS.
The E34 reviewed here by Carwow is a 1990 model and it came with some very impressive (for the time) features such as the electrically adjustable steering wheel or the fully electric front seats (with memory function). This was also the first-ever M5 to have electronic damping control.
The M5 was also praised it for its solid build quality, comfortable interior, precise steering and its exceptional 315 PS (311 HP) engine, which could get you from zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 6.3 seconds. Not anything to write home about by today’s standards, but pretty quick two decades ago.
We should mention that, since BMW only produced a little over 12,000 units of the E34 M5, you could say that this is a rather rare sports saloon, especially when compared to how many E39 or E60 M5 models are out there.