BMW celebrates 30 years of M5 hooning BMW says it built the 1984 M5 in answer to the 2.3-litre Mercedes-Benz 190. Three decades later the 190 is history, the M5 an icon. Enjoy the first in a series of BMW M5 30th anniversary videos. April 14 2014 at 11:01am Related Stories BMW details SA-bound M4 Convertible BMW to recall 3120 vehicles in SA Comment Guidelines Please read our comment guidelines. Login and register, if you haven’ t already. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As) Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.