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1983 BMW 528e [E28]

1983 BMW 528e [E28] in Splash, Movie, 1984 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: DE — Made for: USA

1983 BMW 528e [E28]

[*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

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Ralph DE

2005-02-19 18:54

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BMW E28 535i (Silver)

Adrian US

2006-03-15 21:44

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This is NOT a 535i!!!!!!!!! Trust me. Too many sites claim this is a 535i. It's impossible! This film, Splash, came out in 1984. And in 1984, there was no 535i in the US. The 535i was released in the US in 1985. In 1984, they either had the choice of a 528e, or a 533i for a US E28 - that's it! I am positive this vehicle is a 528e (`83-`84, judging by the 20-spoke wheels, the `82 model had cross-spoke BBS type). By the way, I own a `84 533i, and I've never seen one used in any movie due to the limited production of this model. Regarding Splash and the use of the 528e (not 533i or 535i), there is quite a few scenes with this car. Worth seeing. Tom Hanks drives this car very aggresively. Many stunts, hard cornering, slides, and 1 jump. Great camera work (aerial views, and lots of running footage). The real engine sounds of a 528e is used (not dubbed from other car). The car is used at least in 3 major scenes throguhout the film (20 min. into film, 50 min. into film, and last 20 min. of film - rough estimates). No pics. avail. - see movie.

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ahight US

2007-01-19 03:35

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yep..it's a 528e
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benny IT

2007-01-30 17:35

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:love:
One of the coolest and most beautiful BMWs on the site! Great shots of a very good scene - thanks, ahight! :)

ahight US

2007-01-30 17:59

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thanks...i agree about older BMW's. i like them much better than what they're currently producing.

G-MANN UK

2007-01-30 18:06

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Can someone explain the jutting out bumpers on these US-spec BMWs?

Sunbar UK

2007-01-30 18:15

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G-MANN wrote Can someone explain the jutting out bumpers on these US-spec BMWs?


I guess they are 5-mph impact bumpers required by Federal Safety Standards?

edit...additional information.

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 215, "Exterior Protection," 1972, 5 mph for front and 2.5 mph for rear bumper systems. Various changes were made to the requirements and the most stringent requirements were in effect for 1980 to 1982 models, and required 5 MPH longitudinal front and rear barrier and pendulum impacts, as well as no damage to the bumper itself beyond a 3/8 inch "dent" and 3/4 inch "set" or displacement from original position. Later the regulations were relaxed and by 1984 50% (but not all) manufacturers had reduced the strength of their bumpers.


-- Last edit: 2007-01-30 18:29:54

G-MANN UK

2007-01-30 18:32

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So that's why the later US-spec BMW don't have these "bumper-car" bumpers?

Sunbar UK

2007-01-30 18:41

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I guess so. There seems to have been a lot of debate about the cost of the bumpers and accepting that they could be damaged and replaced after an accident, rather than the bumpers themselves remaining undamaged. Perhaps someone in the US has information on this rather than the data I found using Google?

Adrian US

2007-01-30 22:40

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Well, I am very impressed. I am very happy that ahight placed such great photos of this early 528e. Note: no movie has every used a 533i (my car), as far as I know.

G-Mann: the most obvious bumpers I can recall on US BMW's or Mercedes are from the mid-70's. The 450SEL had dual bumpers front and rear. And the `74-on 2002, 3.0CSi's, had very obvious bumpers. By the late 70's BMW and Mercedes were intergrating the bumpers better with the body-work making it look more subtle. (I must say, in my early years if I ever saw an older BMW with short bumpers, it looked sickly to me - as if it was just missing something. We're very used to this look in the US on the 70's and 80's cars.)

Sunbar: I never knew US bumper standards were so strict in `80-`82. Interesting about `84. The big bumpers stopped in `87-`88 for BMW, and began as early as `74.

karoomay SY

2011-05-15 13:35

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