the uber-cool Audi RS2 and the rare and desirable BMW E34 M5 Touring might be two of the most desirable avants/wagons/touring/estate cars ever made. The RS2 (one of my top 10 most desirable cars) was hand built by Porsche. Amazing that in a time where Audi was struggling after the whole 60-minutes-false-claim-scam-slandering; they decided to have a go with Porsche building them a specialised 5-cylinder monster. The biggest rumour about the RS2? It has been claimed that the RS2 does 0-30 mph faster than a McLaren F1. I’d love to see that. The RS2 never came to the US—i have 9 years to wait til i can use the 25 year-import rule to think about bringing one over here.
The E34 M5 was a great car; in my mind the last great M5. The E39 kinda lost the charm as far as i’m concerned, although i’m sure plenty of people reading this love the E39. The E34 M5 Touring is an even rarer, more obscure proposition! I’ve never seen one; mainly because it was never brought to the US either. Surely the E34 M5 meant business; as did the RS2——so which one is better?
You would think because this article was written in a magazine called BMWCar, this article would be biased—–but i have to say that I think they’ve done a remarkably fair and excellent write-up on these 2 amazing cars. I don’t really care for wagons——but i love both of these…..albeit one more than the other.
Oh and to my 2 friends I was discussing the Cadillac CTS-V Wagon with a couple days ago—–i’ll take either of these thankyouverymuch!
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yeah, who said they’d have a cts-v over either an rs2 or an e34 m5 touring? talk about dumb 🙂