The Details

BMW E34 520i




  • Mileage: 71,357
  • Year: 1992
  • MOT Expiry: August 2024
  • Exterior Colour: Graphite Grey Metallic
  • Interior Colour: Anthracite Velour
  • Top speed: 131
  • 0-60mph: 10.6
  • BHP: 148
  • Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
  • Engine Capacity: 1991cc
  • Engine Configuration: Straight 6 (24V)


Graphite Grey Metallic paintwork, Anthracite velour upholstery, 17-inch split-rim alloy wheels, 5-speed manual transmission, Power-assisted steering, Electric windows front and rear, Electric sunroof, Electric door mirrors, On-board computer (OBC), Cassette radio, Digital temperature gauge, Front fog lights, Rear central reflector panel, BMW mud flaps, BMW tool kit.


Well presented in timeless metallic grey this is one handsome E34. The paintwork remains to a high standard throughout with only a few minor defects and blemishes to note on close inspection. The 17-inch split-rim alloys are a tasteful upgrade over the standard 15-inch wheels, and we’re pleased to report that the condition of each one is perfect. The lights are clear and crack-free all round, and the black trims are in great shape with no fading issues. Another nice touch is the genuine BMW central reflector panel that finishes off the rear end very nicely.



Open the door and you’re greeted by an interior that looks to have seen only half the mileage. The tasteful Anthracite velour upholstery has worn exceptionally well and we have been unable to find any marks or wear to any of the seats. The thin-rimmed leather steering wheel feels great in hand and the manual gear knob is also unworn. Looking closer around the dash and centre console all the plastics and switchgear remain in tip-top condition, again with no signs of heavy use. Nicely spec’d with an electric sunroof, on-board computer and electric windows all round, the interior further benefits from a period-correct cassette radio upgrade and a digital temperature gauge. We have used and enjoyed this car for the last couple of weeks and it soaks up the bumps very well indeed.


The engine bay is immaculate. A cherished example since new, the car has always been maintained to a high standard, which is evident not only from its comprehensive service history but also from its lovely condition inside and out. None of the plastics or engine covers show any major wear and of course there are no signs of accident damage or previous poor repair work.

Despite its modest 2-litre displacement the 24-valve M50 engine retains all that six-cylinder smoothness that BMWs are so well known for. And, boasting that all-important third pedal, the car is an absolute pleasure to drive. It’s accompanied by a fantastic BMW/specialist maintenance record and the last service was carried out less than 2,700 miles ago in February 2023.

History File

First registered in August 1992 and supplied new by Rydale BMW in Oldbury, this lovely E34 has driven only 71k miles in the hands of 7 registered keepers. The accompanying History File comprises the original BMW document wallet and handbooks, a thick stack of paperwork and invoices dating back to 1992, MOT certificates, the original service booklet (entries below), and the V5C showing 6 former keepers.

The last service was carried out by a well-regarded BMW specialist in February 2023 at 68,699 miles. For the new keeper’s peace of mind the car has just been fully inspected by our trusted classic car workshop. It was found to be in excellent mechanical shape, requiring little more than new front brake pads/discs and a reverse light switch, all of which have been taken care of.

21/09/1992 at 1,144 miles – BMW
17/08/1993 at 9,863 miles – BMW
04/08/1994 at 15,208 miles – BMW
02/08/1995 at 21,624 miles – BMW
05/08/1996 at 26,415 miles – BMW
21/07/1997 at 30,010 miles – BMW
04/08/1998 at 33,108 miles – BMW
30/07/1999 at 34,877 miles – BMW
18/07/2000 at 36,051 miles – BMW
06/08/2001 at 37,500 miles – BMW
23/07/2002 at 38,414 miles – BMW
28/07/2003 at 39,401 miles – BMW
21/07/2004 at 40,812 miles – BMW
17/08/2005 at 42,204 miles – BMW specialist
10/08/2006 at 44,070 miles – BMW specialist
10/07/2007 at 46,662 miles – BMW specialist
07/07/2008 at 48,517 miles – BMW specialist
21/07/2009 at 49,217 miles – BMW specialist
19/07/2010 at 49,813 miles – BMW specialist
25/07/2011 at 50,808 miles – BMW specialist
19/07/2012 at 51,515 miles – BMW specialist
10/09/2013 at 52,364 miles – BMW specialist
17/08/2020 at 59,963 miles – independent
16/05/2022 at 60,203 miles – BMW specialist
03/02/2023 at 68,699 miles – BMW specialist

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