5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
easy, a true M's vin begins with WBS ( for 3 and 5 series. not 6 or other odd balls)
but an even easier method is me telling you its not because they didnt realease the M in the US till 09/86 and ended is 11/87
__________________ <span style='font-size:11pt;line-height:100%'><span style='color:blue'> theres no replacement for displacement </span></span>
im so hardcore. i dont even have cup holders
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1982-1984 533i e28
1984-1987 535i e28
1986-1987 M5 was made.
You should be able to tell quickly by stepping on the throttle. The 533i was the 535i's "little sister". If that does not convince you then look under the radiator the 533i does not have an engine oil cooler.
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