BMW E34 M5 Touring (1:18, Ottomobile)

  • BMW E34 M5 Touring (from 1992)
  • Ottomobile
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • resin
  • purple
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
Limited to 2.500 pieces
 
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90s Cult Vehicle: The BMW E34 M5 Touring

The BMW E34 M5 Touring is considered an icon in automotive history. The third generation of the popular BMW M5 was produced from 1988 to 1995 and represents a timeless combination of performance and practicality. Unlike its predecessors, the E34 M5 Touring was the first M model to be offered as a station wagon, giving it a unique position in BMW history. Developed by engineers Wolfgang Reitzle and Paul Rosche, the E34 M5 Touring was a masterful feat of engineering. Under the hood was the 3.6-liter S38B36 engine, later replaced by a 3.8-liter S38B38. These engines offered between 315 and 340 horsepower, making the E34 M5 Touring one of the most powerful wagons of its time.

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The 1/18 Scale Model by Ottomobile

The showcased scale model is based on the BMW E34 M5 Touring and comes from Ottomobile. It is a 1/18 scale model that impresses with its precise replication of the original vehicle. This model is part of the collection of Modelly member "Karr". Made of resin, this model is particularly detailed and accurate. In the photos, it is clear how even the smallest details have been carefully replicated. For example, the model features the distinctive double headlights and the striking grille of the original, as well as accurately reproduced wheels. The deep dark blue paintwork gives the model an elegant yet sporty look.

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Technical Specifications and Special Features of the Original

The BMW E34 M5 Touring was designed as a sporty wagon for discerning drivers who did not want to compromise on performance or practicality. The S38B36 and later the S38B38 engine were hand-assembled and offered exceptional performance. With an acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in just 5.9 seconds and a top speed of up to 155 mph, the E34 M5 Touring was a true powerhouse. In addition, the wagon featured rear axle leveling and a specially tuned suspension that provided excellent driving dynamics. The predecessor of the E34, the E28 M5, was also a milestone, but the E34 added the element of versatility to the concept.

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Historical Context and Cultural Influence

To better understand the age and era of this vehicle, it's worth looking at significant events from 1988, the start of E34 production. That year, the Berlin Wall was increasingly questioned in social and economic circles, and the hit "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses dominated the music world. These examples help to illustrate the historical and cultural context of the vehicle. The exquisite replica by Ottomobile in 1/18 scale is not just a model car but a tribute to an era where performance and style went hand in hand. The attention to detail of the model, the precise reproduction of the vehicle's interior, and the high-quality materials like resin highlight the high quality of this miniature. For collectors, this model is a valuable addition and a piece of automotive history in miniature.


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