The 1991 BMW M5 (E34) Was a 1990s Sport Sedan Icon

The "E34" BMW M5 was a special, iconic 1990s sedan -- and an excellent high-performance vehicle. Today I'm reviewing this E34 M5 to show you around a lesser-known, early BMW M car. I'll also show you the quirks and features of this M5, and I'm also driving this E34 M5 on the road.
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  1. Fct 8306 On Two Wheels

    Fct 8306 On Two Wheels2 ימים לפני

    That is some mechanical music at 20:50

  2. MrMummelnase

    MrMummelnase4 ימים לפני

    The idea behind that unusual positioning of the rear passenger seat belt buckles was to make it easier for first responders to cut you out in case of an accident. That's attention to detail my friends. And it's still like this in modern BMWs. The front hinged hood was also a safety feature - it won't open accidentially, e.g. at 120 mph on the Autobahn. Not very mechanics-friendly though, so they abandonded this.

  3. Hugh Foster

    Hugh Foster6 ימים לפני

    Doug doesn't appreciate the engine or handling of this car enough.

  4. Bhaa Buga

    Bhaa Buga6 ימים לפני

    Doug I dunno but this car suits you

  5. Zen Kumar

    Zen Kumar6 ימים לפני

    This car reminds me of Giorgi tevzadze

  6. John Dall

    John Dall6 ימים לפני

    The E34 M5 is perfection.... in the European late 3.8 flavour with big brakes and 340 bhp......also a few things you missed. There should be a first aid kit under the front passenger seat, you reach under from the front. Also its missing the warning triangle from the tool kit ( the cloth is in the slot), the front bumper was unique to the M5, well the very bottom of it was, the rest of the body kit ( side sills, rear bumper and boot spoiler) were also available on sport models. The sport front bumper was VERY slightly different. The m5 also had a unique black panel between the lights on the boot. The rear belts make a lot of sense, they don't get trapped in the door if they haven't retracted and you don't get tangled if you have to get out after an accident. The E34 had variable pressure wipers ( you hear the motor when you turn on the ignition) to keep them placed at speed on the autobahn. Also your quality score should be 8 or 9. The E34 is the BEST built bmw ever.

  7. T4 OOMF

    T4 OOMF8 ימים לפני

    i would like you to review a e34 hartge

  8. Godchi1d Von Steuben

    Godchi1d Von Steuben9 ימים לפני

    The next gen is the BEST sports sedan, in history, but there's just something about the look, and feel of these, that just always made me enjoy them more. These had performance, but retained the heavy, solid, quality build feel, that the next generation failed to capture. With little to no wood on the interior, lots of plastic, and just a generally lighter, less durable feel, the following M5 could outperform this one, but didn't have the same feel of quality craftsmanship that this one had. By comparison, this generation felt hand built, while ghe following M5 felt like it was built on an assembly line...

  9. Relaxed gaming sessions

    Relaxed gaming sessions10 ימים לפני

    So gorgious, look at this! It has a steering wheel !

  10. Z Dela Cruz

    Z Dela Cruz10 ימים לפני


  11. RBT

    RBT11 ימים לפני

    Ah yes, the cheaper 5 seat version. I'm surprised Doug didn't find one with that massive console between the backseats. I bought that kind of interior from M5 to fit inside my regular E34, such a luxury.

  12. mariyuano007

    mariyuano00713 ימים לפני

    You MUST review the IKA Torino W380, there must be at least one in USA to review

  13. Omer Bb

    Omer Bb14 ימים לפני

    FOREVER E34 ///M5

  14. Joshua Newton-Key

    Joshua Newton-Key15 ימים לפני

    That car is friggen glorious man immaculate

  15. Mesrop Madzharyan

    Mesrop Madzharyan24 ימים לפני

    That car is clean .

  16. Luca Binci

    Luca Binci24 ימים לפני

    The same type of light 💡 in the key was in the Alfa Romeo 164 key

  17. Frosty

    Frosty24 ימים לפני

    This video is basicaly a 20 minute rant of jealousy and pent up rage with a 6 minute car review

  18. guluva Trading

    guluva Trading25 ימים לפני

    Zis iz i like zat

  19. Giorgi Gorgadze

    Giorgi Gorgadzeחודש לפני


  20. Universal Citizen

    Universal Citizenחודש לפני

    11:32 BMW started the tilted central stack towards the driver as early as the 70s and not with this car

  21. Joe Momma

    Joe Mommaחודש לפני

    8 of the 24 BMW’s ive owned over my 40 years were e34’s. 6cyl’s, 8cyl’s, autos, sticks, didnt matter...they’re incredible cars! My absolute favorite to this day! Ive even had one with 310,000 miles!!!..she ran, drove and looked like it had 100k on it! These were “REAL” BMW’s, nothing like the tiny turbo pussy cars they churn out by the thousands nowadays for high school girls and “Karen’s.” Sad, ...really sad. Ahh..watching this video I can still smell it! That e34/e32/e31 era had a such a specific and distinct smell to it...then the e38/e39 era had its own distinct smell too. Most of the e34/e32 cars leather were made from Bison 🦬 hides. I wanna buy one again now!

  22. Rui Cameira

    Rui Cameiraחודש לפני

    the previous body started in 1974 having a 520(74)same engine as the 2002 wich i had 5 diferent ones,body and engine wise around 250€ each ,one i even trade it for a 6 monthes pioneer cassette(300€) deck both in mint condition and a 535i (this being from 81 or 82),this particular model i had a white and a black full extras 2.0i engine to choose from for 2000€, i ended buying none of them both were from old friends of the family and in mint condition. The one in the video was a heavy drinker the 2.0i is more apreciated

  23. 3ND 4TOM1C

    3ND 4TOM1Cחודש לפני

    6.3 seconds 0-60? Lies! They take down veyrons 😆

  24. Christian A

    Christian Aחודש לפני

    On my life this is my first time seeing the e34 m5, and honestly that front end has got to be one of the best Bmw has ever made

  25. Ashraf Kiessieh

    Ashraf Kiessiehחודש לפני

    I liked this car...Is it for sale or not?...because I am interested...if yes...How much it cost?...please reply.

  26. johnny mac26

    johnny mac26חודש לפני

    worked on loads of them great cars and they always used proper steel made in Scotland at a place called Ravenscraig was proper good metal!.

  27. Jarrod McMillian

    Jarrod McMillianחודש לפני

    Giorgi Tevzazde sparked my love for these and im trying to find a manual E34. Not an easy task...

  28. Stanislav Chandrev

    Stanislav Chandrevחודש לפני

    its awesome even now

  29. mbclk65amg

    mbclk65amgחודש לפני

    E34's are so beautiful.

  30. 104thDIVTimberwolf

    104thDIVTimberwolfחודש לפני

    Almost right about the bigger engine. We only got the S38B38 3.8 liter in 1993. In 1991 and '92 we got the S38B34 (3465 cc). The "Throwing Star" wheels on this car are also from '92 or '93, not available in '91. Thank you for not calling the engine an M88 or saying it was the same engine used in the M1.

  31. Jovan Petrovic

    Jovan Petrovicחודש לפני

    There are a lot of guys commenting but have never sit in an E34 yet... as soon as you feel an E34 you‘ll change your mind and feel what a real car is! I do love the E39 but an E34 is an E34!!!

  32. sigurjón torfason

    sigurjón torfasonחודש לפני

    Very interesting car, i believe it’s direct compitition was the Mercedes Benz 500E/E500. The benz was ultimately a faster car but both very much classics.

  33. M.R Steengrei

    M.R Steengreiחודש לפני


  34. Eric Tselovanskyi

    Eric Tselovanskyi2 חודשים לפני

    540i is better, m5 sounds like overpriced trash

  35. Ivan S

    Ivan S2 חודשים לפני

    Lexus IS exceptionally better than BMW

  36. SAMREZ-55

    SAMREZ-552 חודשים לפני

    Really good Condition !!!! In Germany you pay for a good Condition E34 M5 like this maybe like 20-30 K in € Euro,s !! This Car is now a Legendary Car for collectors and ///M enthusiast,s !!!!

  37. B.I.G POPPA

    B.I.G POPPA2 חודשים לפני

    giorgi tevzadze loud like on of theese

  38. XSDUP rwd

    XSDUP rwd2 חודשים לפני

    The spec of my 90 535is in nz did come with keyless entry and climate a/c also has those electric front seats.

  39. Noah S

    Noah S2 חודשים לפני

    "They have these ashtrays back here so your kids can smoke" LOL!!!

  40. E246ixer

    E246ixer2 חודשים לפני

    E24 had the OBC before the E34.

  41. Mark Eaton

    Mark Eaton2 חודשים לפני

    The 1982 Toyota Cressida had a trip computer, alloy wheels that looked like that, and a electric sunroof. In 82, BMW had hand cranks, on their sunroofs.

  42. Arvin Gobin

    Arvin Gobin2 חודשים לפני

    Please review a nissian silvia s15

  43. Chris Fahmy

    Chris Fahmy2 חודשים לפני

    I bought an e39 and I love it but everytime I see an e34 I get jealous

  44. Boogey MANN

    Boogey MANN2 חודשים לפני

    Boris' favourite car

  45. zizozizozizo1000

    zizozizozizo10003 חודשים לפני

    “So your kids can smoke” I’m dead hahahahaha🤣

  46. LukasErrr rrr

    LukasErrr rrr3 חודשים לפני

    Review e28 m5!

  47. Daniel

    Daniel3 חודשים לפני

    Is it bad I want every BMW from 1982 to 2003?

  48. maximus

    maximus3 חודשים לפני

    the rear seats were never for kids..they were for hoes and bitches thus the ashtray and lighter

  49. Don Barzini

    Don Barzini3 חודשים לפני

    Jaaaa zy sakred driving exzperienze

  50. phas3rrr

    phas3rrr3 חודשים לפני

    171k miles, and the interior looks sooo new

  51. Bolat Bolat

    Bolat Bolat4 חודשים לפני

    Man how long is this car?

  52. Al Hawara

    Al Hawara4 חודשים לפני

    Doug is the type of guy that holds a carkey like a cigarette

  53. Andrew Turner

    Andrew Turner4 חודשים לפני

    This whole video is a straight up commercial for this dudes car 😂😂

  54. MR X

    MR X4 חודשים לפני

    13:41 so your kids can smoke 😂😂😂😂

  55. Petrol_ Enthusiast

    Petrol_ Enthusiast4 חודשים לפני

    "Rare and special", being the fastest isn't always the best, being the rarest is better😁

  56. John Pearson

    John Pearson4 חודשים לפני

    I actually use the light on the key of my 99 M3 all of the time to unlock the door at night. It's very useful and makes unlocking the car much easier in the dark.

  57. Daveyboy 330

    Daveyboy 3304 חודשים לפני

    Not a Fan of e34,My fav M cars were the E36, E46 m3, E39 m5, m clownshoe (even the 2nd gen m coupe was simple raw and great). With everything getting bigger and heavier and bloated with tech, I'm staying on the lookout

  58. Наслаждайся моментом.

    Наслаждайся моментом.4 חודשים לפני

    R.I.P. Georgi Tevzadze 🚘

  59. Max

    Max4 חודשים לפני

    When Doug goes to a dinner party, he opens the door, presents his bottle of wine, and says, “THIS is a 1998 chateauneuf du pape, and it is an iconic bottle. Some say it was the best thing to come out of France during the 1990’s but we’ll have to just taste it and see.”

  60. DUNE YXZ

    DUNE YXZ4 חודשים לפני

    Absolutely gorgeous car

  61. Раде Петејчук

    Раде Петејчук4 חודשים לפני

    It looks so good😻

  62. Arthur Zanardo

    Arthur Zanardo4 חודשים לפני

    It’s probably getting recognized by people now because of Giorgi Tevzadze.....R.I.P Giorgi

  63. Jorge Lopes

    Jorge Lopes4 חודשים לפני

    Tell me about BMW M5 e28

  64. Andreas D'Greek

    Andreas D'Greek4 חודשים לפני

    The OBC is that same as the earlier e30. it didnt start with e34

  65. mindtouchone

    mindtouchone4 חודשים לפני

    A little known fact is that an increased number of climate vents makes the flow of air quieter. Look at the amount of vents in the S class Mercs.

  66. Nicholas Keenan

    Nicholas Keenan4 חודשים לפני

    It's missing the Emergency Triangle!

  67. Jacob Begley

    Jacob Begley4 חודשים לפני

    I actually like the turbine wheels

  68. Hector Gt

    Hector Gt4 חודשים לפני

    I want a like for every time Doug said BMW...

  69. BED WARS

    BED WARS4 חודשים לפני

    your cloth no style..

  70. John William

    John William4 חודשים לפני

    Doug, please do the car you did in autotrader the e55 w210 amg review man. u said thats the car u miss the most. love ur articles on autotrader and also the s class one where u said the 220 was the worste in 999th place haha. Doug plz reply man! or maybe u will make it more popular and the value willl go up : [ lets keep it a secret hahaha.

  71. Art Gutierrez

    Art Gutierrez4 חודשים לפני

    The good ol days. Back when BMW's weren't just a gigantic grill with a car attached behind it.

  72. Murat Yılmaz

    Murat Yılmaz4 חודשים לפני

    3:45 Our base model European Ford Escort(with no painted bumpers) used to have that feature.

  73. Kasimir II der Gerechte

    Kasimir II der Gerechte4 חודשים לפני

    Why is Doug overtaking everyone on the right on the highway?

  74. Brendan Johnstone

    Brendan Johnstone4 חודשים לפני

    "as brightly as possible" had me dead idk why lol

  75. Dan The man

    Dan The man4 חודשים לפני

    Review an svt lightning!

  76. Don Pakundo

    Don Pakundo4 חודשים לפני

    The BMW E34 was my first car.

  77. Justin

    Justin4 חודשים לפני

    Hey BMW. Watch. This. Video. Rememmmberrrr. FFS. And then BURNTHEFKNSUVS.

  78. Lukas Weßling

    Lukas Weßling4 חודשים לפני

    The way he holds the key to show us the light is so chaotic

  79. jeroen79

    jeroen795 חודשים לפני

    Policeman: Why did you crash your car? Driver: I forgot where the gears are on the stick. Policeman: How would that lead to a crash? Driver: I had to look up the pattern on the stick. Policeman: But it was night. Driver: BMW provided a lighted gearstick.

  80. Lagibizar

    Lagibizar5 חודשים לפני

    I recall my uncle's E30 (not the M3) had the on board computer, and that was much earlier, ie in 1986/1987. Having said that, I am not in the US. So maybe different markets/countries get different specs.

  81. John Tesoriero

    John Tesoriero5 חודשים לפני

    Thiiiis is a....

  82. First Name

    First Name5 חודשים לפני

    When I was 16 I used to date girl who fell in love with a guy who came to our neighborhood with such car - that's the reason I hate this car now...oh actually I don't, she became fat and ugly, thanks BMW for M5!

  83. Trapper

    Trapper5 חודשים לפני

    in poland where I live, most people still drive 60-90 HP cars with manual transmissions, and here Doug "315HP meh, not slow but not fast" xd My parents have a 2006 nissan almera with 90hp 1.5L, this bmw would feel like goin lightspeed for me 😂

  84. Brandon Woodson

    Brandon Woodson5 חודשים לפני

    No wood grain??

  85. Brandon Woodson

    Brandon Woodson5 חודשים לפני

    Review a kia amanti Doug

  86. Peter Wagner

    Peter Wagner5 חודשים לפני

    "No E55 AMG" ... well, it wasn't called that: There was the 500E and the so-called "Hammer" versions of the W124.

  87. Szujhinzu

    Szujhinzu5 חודשים לפני

    God this front panel with these circular headlights. This car is the king of 90's cars.

  88. Sir Nuhh

    Sir Nuhh5 חודשים לפני

    Man, like two months ago I wanted you to review my car, you did, and had a blast doing it. :D

  89. Victor P.

    Victor P.5 חודשים לפני

    All the ashtrays and cigarette lighters were for the French market.


    BLAKE DA GREAT5 חודשים לפני

    That sunroof ♥️♥️♥️

  91. Zed Nine

    Zed Nine5 חודשים לפני

    Also, this car we freaking awesome. Like the old E30 M3.

  92. Zed Nine

    Zed Nine5 חודשים לפני

    Your retro reviews are fascinating. Good decision.

  93. Kemal Kautsar

    Kemal Kautsar5 חודשים לפני

    Doug's the type of guy who bought Enron stock on 2001 using that car's phone

  94. Talha Mirza

    Talha Mirza5 חודשים לפני

    Doug the type of guy to put his dirty gym towel on an M5 gear stick.

  95. Marcus Dymler

    Marcus Dymler5 חודשים לפני

    That Wheels are not original, is it?

  96. Jason Vandervalk

    Jason Vandervalk5 חודשים לפני

    I like the look of the interior

  97. Deividas Odinas

    Deividas Odinas5 חודשים לפני

    Hey Doug, could you review cl63-65 C216 ? ;)

  98. Серёгин интерес Seregin interest

    Серёгин интерес Seregin interest5 חודשים לפני

    Идеальный седан,машина-мечта The perfect sedan car-the dream

  99. Travis Hartley

    Travis Hartley5 חודשים לפני


  100. Turner9090

    Turner90905 חודשים לפני

    It’s an icon and everything but, IMO it would look better in almost every other color