Back to Basics – Bagged BMW E28

Photo: Mike Barz / Text: Bogdan Pacea / May 3, 2016

BMW on BBS part ….. I’ve lost count, this is getting ridiculous. But, you guys like it, it’s a very popular combination, so let’s discover another old timer saved from the scrapper by a young enthusiast. You guessed it, it’s Shark Week!




The young enthusiast’s name is Patrick and he is Austrian. For our readers outside Europe, Austria is a country next to Germany and Italy, in Europe. Australia is a continent way south, in the Indian Ocean. Moving on. The car he bought is an 1983 E28 520i BMW. Original color was Alpinweiß, but the car got a respray in Terra Rossa from Alfa Romeo. The respray was also required because of the rusted condition in which the car was, many of the body elements needed replacement: front end, rear panels, 3 doors, wheel arches, half the under floor. Everything else is left original ….




Everything but the stance, otherwise we wouldn’t be having this conversation. The car sits on a 17” set of BBS RC090 with RS center caps. It’s lowered thanks to an Accuair suspension system, LOWTEC 9.3 coilovers with custombags from LOWFABRIK.




Have any thoughts? Want to congratulate Patrick on his build? Leave your opinion in the comment section below.