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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 five times:

Statistics

Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide
Speed 5.4
Handling 4.7
Acceleration 6.1
Launch 6.6
Braking 4.7
C 367
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 19,000 CR
Performance & Body Style
Body Style:
Sedan
Speed:
Top Speed: 157.4 mph  (253.3 km/h)
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 Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.83 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.82 g
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Speed 5.7
Handling 4.2
Acceleration 6.8
Braking 4.1
D 370
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 19,000 CR
Performance & Division
Division:
Modern Sport Legends
Speed:
Top Speed: 151.8 mph  (244.2 km/h)
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 Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.03 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.99 g
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Speed 5.7
Handling 4.2
Acceleration 6.8
Braking 4.1
Rare FM7 T3
D 370
Unlock Requirements
Unlock:
Purchase from the car dealer
Performance & Division
Division:
Early Sport Luxury
Collection Tier:
Tier 3 - Rare (+190)
Speed:
Top Speed: 151.8 mph  (244.2 km/h)
1/4 Mile: missing data
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 Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.03 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.99 g
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Speed 5.9
Handling 5.9
Acceleration 6.9
Launch 7.2
Braking 6.6
C 590
DLC:
Requires the Mobil 1 Car Pack
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for 19,000 CR
Performance & Championship
Championship:
Retro Saloons
Speed:
Top Speed: 159.2 mph  (256.2 km/h)
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 Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.81 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.82 g
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Speed 5.9
Handling 5.9
Acceleration 6.9
Launch 7.2
Braking 5.6
C 594
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for 54,000 CR
Performance & Championship
Championship:
Retro Saloons
Speed:
Top Speed: missing data
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 Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): missing data
120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
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Speed 6.5
Handling 5.3
Acceleration 6.0
Launch 7.7
Braking 5.3
C 594
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for 54,000 CR
Performance & Car Type
Car Type:
Retro Saloons
Rarity:
Rare
Speed:
Top Speed: 159.0 mph  (255.8 km/h)
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 Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.81 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.82 g
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Forza Edition
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Speed 7.3
Handling 6.7
Acceleration 6.7
Launch 8.3
Braking 7.1
A 800
Unlock Requirements
This vehicle can not be purchased from the Autoshow, but can be rewarded from a Wheelspin or Super Wheelspin
Seasonal:
This vehicle may appear as a listed item in the Forzathon Shop or as a Festival Playlist reward.
Forzathon Shop:
Series 2 (Spring) for 300 FP
Series 18 (Spring) for 600 FP
Festival Playlist:
Series 9 (Spring) - 50% season completion
Series 12 (Spring) - "Racing Through The Years - 80s" championship
Series 15 (Spring) - "Touring Masters" championship
Performance & Car Type
Car Type:
Retro Saloons
Value: 304,000 CR
Rarity:
Forza Edition
Boost: Event Influence
Speed:
Top Speed: 186.4 mph  (299.9 km/h)
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 Gs:
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
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Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6 AWD
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7 AWD
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2 AWD
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3 AWD
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4 AWD
Icon Aspiration Conversion - Aspiration
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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

Promotional

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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