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BMW M3 Convertible (E36) (1994-1999)
By May 2, 2015 Read More →

BMW M3 Convertible (E36) (1994-1999)

Following the BMW M3 Coupe, and based on the four-seater BMW 3-Series Convertible, the new BMW M3 Convertible was launched in 1994. BMW M3 Convertible was fitted with a power-operated hood as standard. It also featured innovative safety technology.

BMW M3 GTR (E36)
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BMW M3 GTR (E36)

BMW presented the BMW M3 E36 in 1992. Only a year later, the new BMW M3 GTR racing version was already lining up on the grid for the first race in the German Touring Car Championship in April 1993. The new regulations were only defined at the beginning of 1992.

BMW 1500 (1962-64)
By February 9, 2013 Read More →

BMW 1500 (1962-64)

Back in the early 1950s BMW had been struck by the lack of a mid-size four-cylinder car. The company needed a new model to sit between the small single- and twin-cylinder variants and the large six- and eight-cylinder models. The development work for the new model got started in 1953, but the lack of funds slowed down the project. The new car was finally ready for a presentation at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1961. BMW 1500 couldn’t have timed its arrival better. Average incomes in Germany were rising by some ten per cent annually in the early 1960s. Along with climbing incomes, there was also a rise in the demands made on cars. In 1961 the number of new car registrations in Germany crossed the one million threshold for the first time.

BMW 507 Roadster (1956-59)
By October 3, 2012 Read More →

BMW 507 Roadster (1956-59)

The BMW 507 was launched to the public in 1955. The beautiful roadster attracted people’s attention the way BMW had hoped for. The long and sleek engine compartment, the cockpit perfectly tailored to the driver and passenger, the short and muscular rear end, stretched side lines and gently sweeping curves gave the car a timeless design.

BMW 5 Series (E12) (1972-1981)
By August 24, 2012 Read More →

BMW 5 Series (E12) (1972-1981)

The first generation of the BMW 5 Series made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1972. The first models presented were the four-cylinders BMW 520 (115 hp) and BMW 520i (130 hp). The model designation introduced a new concept determining the nomenclature of BMW cars to this very day, with the ”5“ at the beginning specifying the series as such and the two following numbers indicating the displacement of the respective model. At the same time these model designations brought back memories of legendary BMWs in the 1950s such as the BMW 501 “Baroque Angel” and the iconic BMW 507 sports car.

BMW M3 Sport Evolution (1990)
By January 25, 2012 Read More →

BMW M3 Sport Evolution (1990)

A civilian version of this original M3 with the biggest capacity drove onto the roads with the additional name of BMW M3 Sport Evolution. Its characteristic feature was the two-tier rear wing. This 238 hp sports car was limited to 600 units. A version of the two-litre engine used in Italy was also marketed for everyday use. It was designated 320is, packed 192 hp and was sold in Italy and Portugal to come below the statutory capacity limits valid here for highly taxed luxury cars.

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