The BMW M5 E28 was the first "pumped" series of the high-performance sedan. The appearance is quite harmless but under its hood hides a 3.4-litre engine with 286 hp and 259 lb-ft of torque positioned longitudinally and with a double overhead camshaft.

The M5 E28 has a maximum speed is 152 miles per hour and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 6.5 seconds. Only 2,241 examples were produced until 1988.