BMW M535i (E12) (1:18, Otto Models)

  • BMW M535i (E12) (from 1980)
  • Otto Models
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • white
  • OT139
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
Limited to 2.500 pieces
 
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Milestone of Bavarian Engineering: The BMW M535i (E12)

The BMW M535i (E12), produced from 1973 to 1981, stands as an icon in the history of German automotive manufacturing. This model was the sportiest version of the first generation of BMW's 5 Series, known as the E12. The BMW M535i made its debut in 1979, marking the birth of the famous M5 series. Beneath the hood, it housed the M30B35 six-cylinder engine, providing 218 horsepower and 310 Nm (229 lb-ft) of torque. The engineers behind this technical marvel were Paul Rosche and Jürgen Götz, responsible for many of BMW's performance champions in motorsport. This car combined sporting performance with the comfort and practicality of an executive sedan, making it a coveted collector's item.


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Technical Details and Historical Context of the BMW M535i (E12)

The BMW M535i (E12) featured a 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine, capable of reaching a top speed of 222 km/h (138 mph) and accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 7.2 seconds. Notably, it boasted a manual five-speed gearbox for precise shifting. The car came equipped with an upgraded braking system, featuring ventilated disc brakes on all four wheels, and a sport-tuned suspension for impressive handling. In 1979, when the BMW M535i (E12) was introduced, Margaret Thatcher became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, while Gloria Gaynor’s hit "I Will Survive" topped the music charts. These examples help illustrate the historical context of this iconic vehicle.

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The 1/18 Scale Model by Otto Models: Detailed Replica of the BMW M535i (E12)

For passionate model car collectors, Otto Models offers a meticulous and realistic replica of the BMW M535i (E12) in 1/18 scale. This model impresses with its attention to detail and faithful reproduction of the original's distinctive elements. The model is part of the collection of Modelly member "neophyte1410" and exudes quality craftsmanship and authentic paintwork. The model sports a race-inspired livery, featuring a white base color with BMW Motorsport stripes in blue, violet, and red running along the body. The front splitter, side mirrors, and rear spoiler are also faithfully replicated, while the intricate wheels with the classic BMW design complete the model. The M535i emblems and badges are present, adding to the authenticity.

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Special Features and Collector's Value of Otto Models 1/18 Scale Model

The 1/18 scale model of the BMW M535i (E12) by Otto Models stands out for its high level of detail that satisfies even discerning collectors. The model version showcases the iconic headlights and kidney grille accurately. Many collectors appreciate the intricate detailing of the wheels and the precise reproduction of the interior, including the upholstery and dashboard. Intriguing features like the dual exhaust system and the model's accurate proportions elevate the quality of this collector's piece. Additionally, the premium finish and realistic suspension add to the model's charm. The 1/18 scale miniature is a fine example of Otto Models' exceptional work and a valuable addition to any model car collection.


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