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BMW M3 (E46) (2001-2006)
By September 20, 2010 Read More →

BMW M3 (E46) (2001-2006)

The third BMW M3 was very powerful, wide and yet elegant. Thanks to a special front apron with integrated fog lamps and large cooling air intakes, it presented a significantly different profile to all other models in the BMW 3 Series.

BMW M3 (E36) (1992-1999)
By September 16, 2010 Read More →

BMW M3 (E36) (1992-1999)

Comparing to the first generation, the second generation BMW M3 was a completely new car and a completely different car. An elegant and sophisticated coupé now emerged on the roads with a powerful yet cultured six-cylinder engine.

BMW M3 E30 in motorsport
By September 14, 2010 Read More →

BMW M3 E30 in motorsport

The first generation of BMW M3 was designed to be produced as a mass-production automobile on an assembly line. It was destined to compete in near-production touring car motor sport, or more precisely as a Group A racing car.

BMW M3 (E30) (1986-1992)
By September 14, 2010 Read More →

BMW M3 (E30) (1986-1992)

The anticipation for the fastest 3 Series BMW began in August 1985. The key data revealed a sports car that would punch way above its class: 200 hp, top speed in excess of 230 km/h, sprint from a standing start to 100 km/h inside 6.7 seconds.

BMW 700 Coupe in motorsport
By April 15, 2010 Read More →

BMW 700 Coupe in motorsport

The sporting qualities of the BMW 700 Coupé came out quite clearly from the start, shortly after the beginning of the car’s production in July 1959. The first Coupés were to be admired on the track before the end of the year, for example in the Sahara-Lappland Rally. In 1960 BMW’s fast Coupés brought home both gold medals and titles, Hans Stuck clinching the German Hill-Climbing Championship once again at the wheel of a BMW 700 at the age of 60.

BMW 700 – The car that saved the company
By March 11, 2010 Read More →

BMW 700 – The car that saved the company

On 9 June 1959 BMW’s Board of Management under their Chief Executive Dr Heinrich Richter-Brohm made the big move, presenting the new BMW 700 Coupe, the first model in the new series, to some 100 international motoring journalists. This was in Feldafing near Munich, at the same place where about two years before they had first seen the not-so-fortunate BMW 600.

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