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The BMW 5 Series and X5: A History of Production Cars and Tuner Specials, 1972-2008 by Marc Cranswick
BMW is a company associated with motoring firsts. The very idea
of a sports sedan was merely a novelty until BMW introduced the 5 series
in 1972. As BMW's "middle child," the 5 series has drawn features from
the company's smallest and largest models, establishing a reputation for
performance and practicality through multiple generations.
book covers the history of the 5 series midsize sedan and the related X5
SUV from September 1972 to the e60's major makeover for 2008 and the
recent development of the e70 X5. Specific mechanical, electronic and
cosmetic changes are described, including the time of and reasons for
their introduction. Several aspects of BMW's corporate history and
technically related models such as the 6-series are also described, as
are aftermarket modifications by Alpina, Hartge, and other specialist
BMW tuners and speed shops. The book includes more than 200 photographs.