BMW 530 MLE E12
Did you know they produced the first M BMW in South Africa four years before any M cars appeared in Germany? In fact, in 1976, BMW South Africa presented a special model they called the 530 MLE, short for Motorsport Limited Edition. It featured numerous performance upgrades over the standard 5 Series 530 model.
But the biggest change was the almost fully race-prepped six-cylinder, 3.0 liters engine with an upgraded performance intake and cylinder head as well as beefed up internals. The result was a fantastic 274 HP coming from the three liters. And all that made this four-door sedan one of the fastest, most powerful passenger cars in the world at the moment.