1.1. General characteristic
Models of the 5th E28 series were presented in October, 1981, and forced out in June, 1988 by the improved E34 models which updating of Touring appeared on sale since March, 1992. In this Management of the E28 model "retro" are called also, and the E34 models are designated as "modern".
The models considered in this Management, are equipped ryadny four - and six-cylinder engines with the top arrangement of a cam-shaft. Early 518 models are equipped with carburetors, but on all other models systems of injection of fuel are established. Transmissions are established either five-step manual, or three - or four-stage automatic. Transmission is located on a back part of the engine, and the capacity is transferred to completely independent back bridge via the driveshaft, two-piece. The block of the main transfer is reliably attached by bolts to a cross-section beam of a frame and actuates back wheels by means of the power shafts equipped with internal and external hinges of equal angular speeds (CV JOINT).
Forward suspension bracket - rack-mount, type MacPherson, with the block twisted the spring/shock-absorber, making connection of the top part of a suspension bracket. The back suspension bracket consists of type racks a twisted spring on the shock-absorber or from a twisted spring and the ordinary shock-absorber, depending on model.
Forward brake mechanisms - disk, back - disk or drum-type, depending on model. The vacuum amplifier - the standard equipment on all models. Some latest models are equipped with anti-blocking brake system (ABS).
All models are made with big accuracy and quality, worthy reputations of BMW firm. Though many from the models presented in this Management at first sight look difficult, their operation will not cause difficulties.