Style5

E28 518i Delphin Metallic

16 posts in this topic

Hi All,

Thought it was about time I joined up and posted on here instead of skirting around in the background.

I own a E28 518i which definitely isn't a rocket ship but I bought it on condition rather than power. It is an UK '86 registered car built Nov '85. Bought from a BMW Dealership in Geldern, Germany by a British Serviceman, it was shipped back to the UK and I am only the 3rd owner. It's just coming up to 40000 miles. Has some unusual options like electric sunroof, Pioneer upgrade and rear boot spoiler but also has wind up windows all round and no power steering !! It is heavy !!

I love it to bits and have changed just a few things such as putting on 15" Style 5 wheels as it had 14" steels and wheel trims, the 3 spoke steering wheel instead of the  huge 4 spoke wheel and added a cassette box. I had to add some creature comforts as it must have been a base model originally. My old school mate on here Splondike has seen the car - dread it if we go out - he'll leave me standing ! Any wont go on, here are some pictures if I've done it right ! E28 4 BMW5.jpgE28 5 BMW5.jpgE28 3 BMW5.jpgE28 6 BMW5.jpgE28 7 BMW5.jpgE28 8 BMW5.jpgE28 9 BMW5.jpgE28 10 BMW5.jpgE28 11 BMW5.jpg- E28 16 BMW5.jpgE28 17 BMW5.jpgE28 15 BMW5.jpg

E28 14 BMW5.jpg

 

Edited by Style5
Carl-e34, Ordnator and jut 535i like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys for all your comments - really appreciate them. It isn't all about speed and BHP no - it doesn't really bother me as she cruises well at 70 and is surprisingly refined.  Would love to squeeze a bit more power out of her but don't really know how. I did do some research but pretty much was told there isn't much you can do with the M10 ?  I'll post some more pictures up soon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

But you have to leave the Block outside and piss on it for a bit first supposedly.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I always thought the 318is lump would be an interesting way to pep a 518 up and keep the lightweight feel.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cheers Guys, yes I have read about the M10 being involved in old F1.......i'd really like to do something to mine without changing the engine as its only done 40K.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd probably leave it alone then - not sure you'd gain much with tuning it - just turn up the tunes and cruise in style 8)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now