BMW M635CSi (1986)

The 635 embodies the 1980s perfectly. It’s a demonstration of technological innovation, bold sex appeal and economic success. With the increase in yuppies, customers desire to flaunt their success on the trading floors and the road. But, for those who care more about smiles-per-gallon then the trading price of gold, the M635CSi was a key car in the M departments history.

The first BMW 6-Series first saw the light of day in 1976 when it replaced the iconic E9 3.0 CSL coupé at the head of the BMW range. The 6-Series would go on to have a 13-year production run, the longest ever for a BMW, and in 1983 the ultimate version of the 6-Series was revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the BMW M635CSi. While the 6-Series always offered scintillating performance the M635CSi took it to a new level.

  • Engine: 3,453cc, M88 six-cylinder, DOHC, 24-valve
  • Max output: 286hp @ 6500rpm, 340Nm (251lb ft) @ 4,500rpm
  • 0-62mph: 6.4 seconds
  • Top speed: 158mph
  • Price when new: ¬£32,195 (1985)

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