The TDS was the top diesel model in the 5 series range, with the “S” for “Sport”. The TDS has a few differences over the regular diesel model, most notably an intercooler. This reduces the intake charge temperature and allowing for a more aggressive engine tune without risking detonation
Unlike BMW’s previous turbodiesel engine (M21) this new M51 unit doesn’t require routine valve lash adjustment (thanks to hydraulic tappets)
While the E34 was the first 5 series to receive stability control (ASC) and traction control (ASC+T), both were excluded from the M5 model. Incorporating traction control with the M5’s individual throttle bodies was beyond the capability of the Bosch Motronic engine management system. In addition, ASC wasn’t yet designed to work with the M5’s 25% locking LSD
The E34 is also the first 5 Series to use a rack and pinion steering system
Rather than design the touring model after the sedan, BMW designed both cars alongside eachother. This helped the final Touring design appear more aesthetically natural, rather than “tacked on” to the sedan
Key Model Year Changes:
First year of Techno Violett Metallic (2 year only color)
Final year of the E34 generation TDS
Full color BMW emblem now appears on the steering wheel (rather than an imprint)
Interior saw a small update with different interior materials and updated door panels
While this is technically the final year of production for the E34, the Touring model lasted until 1996
75k miles (120k km)
Euro spec. Sold with Florida clean title
Factory TDS spec
AC, heated seats, double moon-roof, power front windows, locks and mirrors
*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output.
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