In Reply to: Re: Year/model number posted by Steve on May 25, 1999 at 12:31:59:
: : : I have an 1988 528e, that I bought new in September 1988, and always thought it was a e28, but yesterday was told by another 'enthusiest' that the cars made after June of that year were the e34 cars, and the parts are not all interchangeable, like the shocks, etc. Does anybody know exactly what my car would be classified as?? Am now curious as to what will interchange and what will not. Can anybody help with this?
: : Certainly. Given the fact that it is a 528e, it is an E28. There was no such model in the E34. The E34 equivalent (replacement) was the 525i. There is a difference, however, in that the later "e"'s had the "Super -eta" engine, which through a different control module and other minor adjustments put out a little more oomph and had a higher rev limit than the earlier cars.
: : Otherwise, enjoy your E28!
: : -Reed
: : '84 533i "Klaus"
: : : JOHN
: Are you saying that the E34 equivalent of a 528e was the 525i?!?! Ah, THIS is the kinda thing I need to learn about! This is great. So you're saying the 525i was like the 528e in that it didn't like high revving "fun-runs" as much or am I missing the boat? In looking for a car I kinda figured I did not want a 528e because of lesser performance and high end range. Looking toward E28 535i and 535is' can't wait to get some feedback!
Rather, the 525i was the replacement for the 528e in terms of being the smaller displacement/less horsepower version of the 5-series range. Personally, I have never driven an E34 525i, but I understand it is *quite* the revver and very peppy. My impression of E34 M30's (535) is that they are a little faster than the E28's but lack a little of the soul.. More of a luxocruiser, if you ask me...