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#1 (permalink) Old 02-05-2005, 04:20 PM
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Ok guys Im new and trying to find my way in here.What is it with the Exx numbers everywhere?Can someone explain?By the way not everybody is English in here why everybody uses ADS FGD JHY and other-impossible-to-understand-terms...I consider myself a big car enthusiast and I have always tried to keep up with learning everything possible about cars but I will not be able to help anyone asking of help about LKJ or TYU or...you know.And I dont mean ABS Ok?Im not trying to play smart or anything I just think we would all be happy to communicate better than speaking like aliens.If you dont like me just consider this a joke and dont flame me ok?

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I started a thread titled "Numbers" which you can find by scrolling the topics under the 5 Series. It may help you under stand the Exx part of your question. I am afraid I cannot help with the remainder, as I do not understand the abreviations either. (Tongue in cheek - I just hope the three letter abreviations you refer are not part of the BMW tradition. If so, be careful how you talk about aliens. ZZ
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I do understand where you're coming from and believe it the Exx stuff comes packaged with BMWs from Europe and it is so confusing to some it warranted a whole topic and discussions. To get used of it click here:
http://www.bmw-forums.com/forum/inde...howtopic=30980

As to the rest of your questions and concerns? Practice makes perfect simply put: give it time to learn; and you are more than welcome to ask.

Your first lesson is: BTW this means "ByThe Way"

Many-if not all-on this forum are good people willing and able to help you .

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Thanks guys!I have decided to buy the 528i and I'm furious about it (even that my Poll is 100% not to) .This forum is warm.Keep it that way.

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I found this explanation in BMW4LIFE.com You can find similar history for other E series there as well.

BMW uses an E code to designate each particular body style/platform. E stands for Entwicklung which is German for development.

1989-90 E34 525i = The M20 engine used in this 525i is a 6 cylinder inline 2.5L, single overhead cam, 12 valve making 168hp.
0 to 60: eventually

1991-95 E34 525i = Engine was upgraded to the inline 6, double overhead cam, 24 valve M50 engine which makes 189hp. The M50 received some technical updates in 93, including vanos (automotive variable valve time technology developed by BMW). Automatic transmissions for this particular car were build by GM.
0 to 60: 8.6 seconds.

89-93 E34 535i
Featuring the bulletproof, 3.5L single overhead cam M30 engine which made 208hp. The M30 engine also called the “Big Six”, which obviously refers to it’s 6 cylinders (inline) and quite large displacement.
0 to 60: 7.7 seconds.

94-95 E34 530i
Powered by the 3.0L, DOHC 32 valve V8 M60 engine, making 218hp. This car replaced the 535i.
0 to 60: 7.7 seconds.

94-95 E34 540i
Powered by the 4.0L, DOHC 32 valve V8 M60 engine, making 282hp. A 6 speed manual transmission was available on 95 models, which has become a very desirable and quite rare car. An M-Sport version was available for the US market only, only 200 were build. Canada received an M540i of which only 32 were build.
0 to 60: 6.8 seconds.

90-91 E34 M5
The ultimate E34! Powered by the S38, 3.6L 6 cylinder engine making 311hp. The later 3.8L powered E34 M5 was never shipped to North America.
0 to 60: 6.3 seconds

92-95 E34 Touring
Available in North America with either the 2.5 M50 or 3.0 M60 and only an
automatic transmission BMW’s 5 series wagon added utility to an already
excellent platform. Offered with LAD self leveling suspension, a dual panel
sunroof, and an innovative hatch BMW showed the world how a wagon was
supposed to be designed and built.
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