You Should Buy This Purple E34 BMW M5 Touring So We Don't Have To

This one ticks all the boxes. The want is strong.

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It's rare that a hot rod wagon makes it to the US. The main reason why? The buying public just doesn't want them. That's a shame since they aren't usually slower than their sedan counterparts, are more practical, and tend to fly even further under the radar.

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One such wagon we didn't get was the E34 M5 Touring, which was BMW's last straight-six powered M5. These cars have aged exceptionally well, looking retro and timeless at the same time. And, best of all, BMW offered the E34 in Daytona Violet, a truly excellent color preferred by champions.

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that was specced by a champion. It has the 3.8 liter straight-six, which means it has 335 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque along with a six-speed manual gearbox. This is one of just 209 LHD Tourings built, so it can't hurt to buy it. Of course, it is a 1995, so it isn't eligible for import quite yet, but will be soon once its build date passes.

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