BMW, 1975-2001: Model by Model
Here's a quarter-century look at the BMW model range during the period from the 3-Series to the apex of the executive car, the 7-Series. Meredith also details in the 5-Series, 6-Series, and 8-Series grand touring cars along the way. The author concludes with the new generation of sporting cars, the Z range. Each model is test driven and critiqued by author.
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BMW 3 Series
The Second Generation
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