1988 BMW 5-Series

For 1988, the BMW 5-Series remained mostly unchanged. Power came from an overhead-cam six-cylinder engine displacing 152 cubic-inches and offering 168 horsepower, up by six horsepower over the previous year. The 528e had a five-speed manual gearbox, power steering and brakes, ABS, power windows, central locking, cruise control, automatic air conditioning, tilt/slide power sunroof, power mirrors, heated driver's door lock, and cloth or leatherette upholstery. The 535i model added leather upholstery and steering wheel trim, plus larger tires. The 535iS models added aero body trim, an upgraded sport suspension, and sport leather seats.

The high-performance M5 model shared its engine with the M6, which was a dual-overhead-cam six-cylinder unit offering 255 horsepower. It came similarly equipped to its 5-Series sibling, but added a deep front air dam with fog lamps, decklid spoiler, limited-slip differential, blackout body trim, and leather seats. They also had ten-way power sport seats, velour trunk trim, and 16-inch tires.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2016

Five Times Around. History of the BMW 5 Series.

Five Times Around. History of the BMW 5 Series.

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Producing nearly fifty percent of BMWs total profits in 2010, the 5-Series has been produced since 1972 and is currently in its sixth generation. For more than thirty years the 5 Series has been the archetypical sport sedan in its form, structure, performance and excellence. An executive car, the 5-Series is produced in both sedan and touring body styles. Following the 3-Series closely in popularity,....
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BMW Monthly Sales Volume

December 2019
35,746
November 2019
31,213
October 2019
25,440
September 2019
27,467
July 2019
23,015
June 2019
31,627
May 2019
27,109
April 2019
23,816
March 2019
32,228
February 2019
23,558
January 2019
18,102
Additional Sales Volume Data


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Price Comparison

1988 5-Series
$46,500-$300,000
1988 BMW 5-Series Price Range: $31,500 - $46,500

$23,750 - $34,000

Model Year Production

#1#2#3BMW
1993Ford (1,026,338)Chevrolet (692,116)Honda (608,149)65,806
1992Ford (922,488)Honda (648,745)Chevrolet (647,227)63,618
1991Honda (659,659)Oldsmobile (474,837)Nissan (405,147)63,646
1990Ford (912,466)Chevrolet (785,918)Pontiac (641,820)63,646
1989Chevrolet (1,275,498)Ford (1,234,954)Pontiac (801,600)64,881
1988Ford (1,331,489)Chevrolet (1,236,316)Pontiac (680,714)73,359
1987Nissan (1,803,924)Chevrolet (1,384,214)Ford (1,176,775)87,839
1986Chevrolet (1,368,837)Renault (1,305,191)Ford (1,253,525)96,759
1985Chevrolet (1,418,098)Renault (1,322,887)Oldsmobile (1,192,549)87,832
1984Chevrolet (1,655,151)Renault (1,429,138)Ford (1,180,708)87,832
1983Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,175,200)Toyota (1,068,321)407,507

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