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BMW 1602 Elektro-Antrieb, forerunner of the BMW i3 and BMW’s first electric vehicle

The BMW BMW 1602 Elektro-Antrieb was the predecessor of BMW's current range of electric or hybrid vehicles, and laid the foundation for what was to become an ongoing effort to improve electric technology in automobiles, being the first electric…
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Is a BMW M3 E-30 faster than a current BMW 320d?

Can a classic BMW M3 E-30 do battle with a BMW F30 320 d? The E-30 had 192 bhp, but this is the M3 E-30 Roberto Ravaglia Special Edition, so it has 200 bhp. The 320 d has less power, 184 bhp, but almost double the torque of the E-30, and it…

The most exclusive BMW M3 E-30

If you are looking for a very exclusive BMW M3 E-30, the one that all the owners of a "normal" M3 stare at at the rallies, your car is definitely the M3 E30 Roberto Ravaglia edition. With a production of only 25 units, manufactured exclusively…
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Is there a BMW M3 Pickup?

Is there such a thing as a BMW M3 Pick-up? And we don't mean a workshop adaptation, but an official BMW product. Well, the answer is YES, believe it or not. The M3 pick-up was a concept vehicle built from a 3-series convertible for use…
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Who is Wilhelm Hofmeister and what did he do for BMW?

Wilhelm Hofmeister must undoubtedly go down in automotive history, although his figure is not well known beyond specialists or great connoisseurs in the world of motoring or industrial design. But who was Wilhelm Hofmeister really? Wilhelm Hofmeister,…

BMW E-28 M5. The fastest sedan in the world

The first BMW M5, based on the 5 Series E28 5, made its debut at the Amsterdam Motor Show in February 1985, a product of BMW customers' demand for a car with the carrying capacity of a sedan but the looks and performance of a sports car. Designed…
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BMW Turbo, the origin of the BMW M1

The BMW E25 Turbo was a concept car built by BMW in celebration of the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, featuring a 276 hp turbocharged mid-engine from the BMW 2002. The car developed 206 kW (280 hp) at 7,100 rpm and could reach 100 km/h (62…

BMW 8 Series (E31). The Ferrari Killer

The 8 Series E31 was introduced in 1989 to replace the 6 Series which had been in production from 1976 to 1989, and was already an obsolete model, and sales were declining. It was not intended to be a replacement for the 6 Series, as it was…
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Who is Herbert Quandt and were the owners of BMW Nazis?

Herbert Werner Quandt (22 June 1910 - 2 June 1982), was a German industrialist who was considered the saviour of BMW, and the most important person in BMW's history when it was bankrupt, making a great fortune in the process. But it was not…
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What is the Hofmeister fold in BMW vehicles?

Wilhelm Hofmeister, a renowned German car designer, left an indelible mark on BMW's history during his tenure as Chief Designer from 1955 to 1970. One of his first projects under his direction was the development of the Neue Klasse, a middle-class…