BMW 530i

The in-line-six-cylinder BMW E34 530i was manufactured and was made available in 1988. It had a M30B30 3.0 liter in-line-6-cylinder engine producing 188 bhp or 140 kW.

This European version of the 530i was discontinued in 1990. In 1992, a new V8 cylinder 530i model was introduced later in 1994.

It was set to replace the 535i and had the new BMW M60, 32 valve DOHC 3.0 litre V8 engine produced 218 bhp or 163 kW and was also offered as a touring or station wagon versions.

The BMW 5 Series cars were manufactured since 1972. The car, now in its sixth generation, is sold in a sedan and touring version and styles. The 5-series range represents about 50% of BMW’s profits and is their second best-selling car after the BMW 3 series which takes first place in worldwide sales and production.

The 5 Series range of cars got the name by being the 5th of the "new series" cars after the V8 / Isetta ‘era’ and was built to replace the older New Six sedan range of cars built by the automaker.

There have been six generations of the 5-Series to date. To differentiate between them, they are referred to by their unique stamped chassis numbers: EXX or FXX. The 5 Series began the BMW tradition of being named with a three-digit number. The first digit 5 represents the model, and the following two digits represent the size of the engine which is the main distinguishing difference and additional letters or words may be added to the end of the three-digit number to define the fuel type which could denote a petrol or diesel engine or transmission numbers and body style details. The 'i' usually means fuel injection on all models of BMW cars.

Models of the BMW 530 that have been produced:

1975 530i - 3.0 L, straight-6 cylinder engine 176 Hp or 131 kW

1976 530 - Motorsport Limited Edition - 3.0 L 200 Hp or 149 kW

          530i - 3.0 L M30B30 straight-6 cylinder engine

1988–1990 BMW 530i - 3.0 L M30B30 straight-6 cylinder engine 135 kW or 181 Hp

1992–1996 BMW 530i - 3.0 L M60B30 V8 218 160 kW or 215 Hp

1994–1995 BMW 530i - 3.0 L M60B30 V8, 215 Hp or 160 kW

2000–2003 530i - 3.0 L M54B30 straight-6 cylinder engine 172 kW or 231 Hp

2004–2007 530i/xi - 3.0 L 2979 cc straight-6 cylinder engine 190 kW or 255 Hp

2007- 530i/xi - 3.0 L 2979 cc straight-6 cylinder engine 200 kW or 268 Hp

2004–2005 530i - 3.0 L M54B30 straight-6 cylinder engine 225 Hp or 168 kW

2006–2007 530i/xi - 3.0 L N52B30 straight-6 cylinder 255 Hp or 190 kW

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