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In the 1980s, you might have been forgiven for thinking that BMWs were simply status symbols for affluent yuppies. But by 1984 (or, in North America, 1988), that had all changed with the introduction of the M5. Even today, the second 5-Series tuned by BMW’s M-Division (the first was the E12-series M535i of the late 1970s) makes a formidable first impression. With all of the trim blacked-out (including the window surrounds), and particularly when painted a deep black, “sinister” and “purposeful” are accurate descriptions. More important than how it looks is how it drives, and that story starts under the hood. BMW plucked the high-performance M88 inline six cylinder from its stable of high-performance engines. The twin-cam M88 was developed for the M1 supercar, and in the M5 it produces 286 horsepower out of 3.5 liters with the help of six individual throttle bodies for incredible throttle response (and a wonderful intake roar). It’s a motor that thrives on revs, with peak power right around redline, so keep your momentum up at the exits—a technique assisted by the M5’s improved anti-roll bars and a trick self-leveling suspension system. While the M5 founded a dynasty of mid-size Bavarian super-sport sedans that have gotten successively more powerful, the original M5 has a unique charm that will shine through and clearly demonstrate why the original is in some ways still the best.
— Official description [1]

The 1988 BMW M5 - abbreviated as BMW M5 '88 - is a RWD sports sedan by BMW that debuted in Forza Motorsport 4 and reappeared in all subsequent main titles except Forza Horizon and Forza Motorsport 5.

It is included in Forza Horizon 2 as part of the Mobil 1 Car Pack, but is featured as standard in the Xbox 360 release.

Synopsis

The 1988 M5 is the first generation of the BMW M5, a series of mid-size sport sedans tuned and produced by BMW M. Using a race-bred six-cylinder engine from the BMW M1 and the versatility of the BMW 5 Series platform, the 1988 M5 combined sports car performance with the utility of everyday cars.

Also known as the E28, the 1988 M5 was hand-built by BMW M from 1984 to 1988.[2] It was replaced by the E34 in Europe within its last model year.

Variants

HOR XB1 BMW M5 88 FE

Forza Edition

The Forza Edition is an upgraded variant in Forza Horizon 4 featuring an Event Influence Boost, A 800 upgrade preset and a 2.6L I6 - TT engine swap unavailable for the standard variant.

Unlock

It is primarily unlockable as a Horizon Wheelspin prize, but has also been available as a seasonal reward four times:

Statistics

Icon Game ForzaMotorsport4 Speed 5.4 
Handling 4.7 
Acceleration 6.1 
Launch 6.6 
Braking 4.7 
C 367
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer Price: 19,000 CR
Top Speed: 157.4 mph  (253.3 km/h) Body Style: Sedan
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 5.800 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 14.500 secs.
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 132.6 ft (40.4 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 360.4 ft (109.8 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.83 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.82 g
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6 Speed 5.7 
Handling 4.2 
Acceleration 6.8 
Braking 4.1 
 
D 370
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer Price: 19,000 CR
Top Speed: 151.8 mph  (244.2 km/h) Division: Modern Sport Legends
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 5.800 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 14.500 secs.
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 129.4 ft (39.4 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 327.3 ft (99.8 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.03 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.99 g
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7 Speed 5.7 
Handling 4.2 
Acceleration 6.8 
Braking 4.1 
FM7 T3 D 370
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer Price: 105,000 CR
Collection Tier: 3 - Rare (+190)
Top Speed: 151.8 mph  (244.2 km/h) Division: Early Sport Luxury
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 5.782 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 14.482 secs.
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 137.2 ft (41.8 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 349.2 ft (106.4 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.03 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.99 g
1/4 Mile: missing data  
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2 Speed 5.9 
Handling 5.9 
Acceleration 6.9 
Launch 7.2 
Braking 6.6 
C 590
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow Price: 19,000 CR
Icon DLC Pack DLC: Requires the Mobil 1 Car Pack
Top Speed: 159.2 mph  (256.2 km/h) Championship: Retro Saloons
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 5.784 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 14.484 secs.
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 150.9 ft (46 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 376.7 ft (114.8 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.81 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.82 g
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3 Speed 5.9 
Handling 5.9 
Acceleration 6.9 
Launch 7.2 
Braking 5.6 
C 594
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow Price: 54,000 CR or ? T
Top Speed: missing data Championship: Retro Saloons
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): missing data 120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4 Speed 6.5 
Handling 5.3 
Acceleration 6.0 
Launch 7.7 
Braking 5.3 
C 594
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow Price: 54,000 CR
Rarity: Rare
Top Speed: 159.0 mph  (255.8 km/h) Championship: Retro Saloons
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 5.800 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 14.500 secs.
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 172.8 ft (52.7 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 426.0 ft (129.8 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.81 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.82 g
Icon Bodykit Invert Forza Edition
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4 Speed 7.3 
Handling 6.7 
Acceleration 6.7 
Launch 8.3 
Braking 7.1 
A 800
Unlock: Wheelspin Reward Value: 304,000 CR
Rarity: Forza Edition
Boost: Event Influence
Top Speed: 186.4 mph  (299.9 km/h) Championship: Retro Saloons
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.450 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 9.416 secs.
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 148.3 ft (45.2 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 346.8 ft (105.7 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.96 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.98 g


Conversions

Icon Engine Conversion - Engine
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport4 V10 - M5 '09
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6 2.6L I6 - TT
5.7L V8
3.2L I6 (333 hp)
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7 2.6L I6 - TT
3.2L I6 (333 hp)
6.2L V8 (415 hp)
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2 3.0L I6 - TT
6.2L V8 (455 hp)
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3 3.0L I6 - TT
3.2L I6 (321 hp)
6.2L V8 (510 hp)
5.2L V10
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4 3.2L I6 (321 hp)
2.6L I6 - TT (Forza Edition only)
4.0L V8
6.2L V8 (510 hp)
5.2L V10
5.0L V10
Icon Drivetrain Conversion - Drivetrain
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport4 AWD
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6 AWD
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7 AWD
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2 AWD
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3 AWD
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4 AWD
Icon Aspiration Conversion - Aspiration
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport4 Single Turbo, Twin Turbo, Centrifugal Supercharger
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6 Single Turbo, Centrifugal Supercharger
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7 Single Turbo, Centrifugal Supercharger
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2 Single Turbo, Centrifugal Supercharger
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3 Single Turbo, Centrifugal Supercharger
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4 Single Turbo, Centrifugal Supercharger

Gallery

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Variants

Forzavista

References

  1. "Forza Horizon 3 - Cars". forzamotorsport.net. Retrieved 08-17-2018.
  2. "The BMW M5 of 1984". bmw-m.com. Retrieved 03/05/18.
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