Sure, Giotto had some unintentionally Escher-esque staircases in his work, but he was working with limited information and had likely limited contact with actual pieces of art from antiquity when the mud hit the wall. The Paul Bracq designed E12 5er was similar in its new take on an old problem approach. Handling may not be extraordinary compared to modern machines, but put it through the cones against a '77 Skylark the difference is staggering.
The 530i was powered by a 3.0 liter version of the M30 inline-6 that pushes out 176 horsepower and 185 ft-lbs of torque. The M30 is fuel injected (known by the i suffix on the BMW's badge) and avoids the big displacement, low compression nonsense that permeated the automotive landscape in the fuel/emissions crisis era. The color on this example is simply gorgeous and works well with the gold BBS basket-weave wheels.
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