Ok, I've driven my mom's E34 pretty hard for, uh, 'testing' purposes.
For a 190hp 3560lbs car with an auto, it still pulls to 200km/h pretty well, although it takes a minute to get there.
For it's size, I'm also suprised how well it takes the corners, and how predictable it is. I might even auto-x it in July.
And the brakes rule (when the suspension bushings are in good shape)
I tried an e34 540ia a while ago, although I wish it was manual, it still pulled really hard, and nothing rules more then the sound of a german V8.
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