Marc Cranswick, "The BMW 5 Series and X5: A History of Production Cars and Tuner Specials, 1972-2008"
2009 | ISBN 0786443510 | PDF | 293 pages | 27.8 MB
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. This 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.