BMW 520 E12, 17 000€

BMW 520 E12

€ 17 000

BMW 520 E12

€ 22 500
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Manufacturer: BMW
Type:520 E12
Vehicle ID:00007
Time of production:1981
Steering:Left hand drive
Exterior:Metallic Brown
Interior:Beige Leather
Engine:6 cylinder
Cubic Capacity:1.997 cc
Engine Power:92 kW - 122 CP
Millage:232.000 KM
Price:17 000 EURO
Availability:On demand – Car in original condition

Model history:

The BMW E12 is the first generation of 5 Series executive cars, which was produced from 1972 to 1981 and replaced the saloon models of the BMW New Class range.

Initial models were powered by inline-four engines, using either a carburettor or fuel-injection. A year after launch, the first model powered by a straight-six engine was introduced. By the final years of E12 production, most models used a straight-six engine.

Development of the E12-series had begun by the end of the 1960s, when wind tunnel tests were conducted.Eberhard von Kuenheim, then chairman of BMW's supervisory board, hired French designer Paul Bracq in 1970 to work as the E12's Chief of design, with Marcello Gandini of Bertone as co-designers of the exterior.

In 1971, a road-legal E12 prototype, which looked similar to a Fiat 132, was made. Also in 1971, Paul Bracq had finalised the E12's design, however, compared with the later series production E12, Bracq's design car had a more stretched, and dynamic appearance.Computers were used in BMW development for the first time to calculate front and rear crumple zones; the roof was designed with a rollover protection structure. The body has a drag coefficient of 0.44.BMW had previously located turn signal stalks on the right hand side of the steering wheels, and the E12 was their first model to have the stalk on the left side.

Length  4,620 mm

Width    1,690 mm

Height   1,425 mm

Exterior Color/Paint/Body:

The exterior of the car is in very good condition, the car being equipped with a body kit. The color is special, rare for this model, we can say that it is a very current color. It shows no signs of rust or major defects.

It is a presence that does not go unnoticed when it appears on the street.


The interior of the car is in a very good condition, the seats and benches were redone with natural leather at a specialized car interior refurbishing workshop.

All the controls of the car work perfectly and it is a special pleasure to enjoy a walk in this interior.

The color contrast between exterior and interior attracts all eyes when this classic car makes its appearance.

Engine & Gearbox

The engine and gearbox were refurbished in 2023, they work perfectly and do not require future service interventions. Before the sale, this car receives a complete engine overhaul, so that the new owner can enjoy a pleasant experience with this classic car.