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The German Bavarian Motor Works has been manufacturing preeminent automobiles for more than three-quarters of a century. The fascinating and turbulent history of the BMW family unfolds in this magnificent volume, illustrated with over 90 full-color photographs by noted automotive photographer Klaus Schnitzer. With graphic text and powerful images, this book presents the long line of cars that have created BMW's reputation for clean design, quality engineering, ergonomics, and lively performance.BMW remedied this in the early a#39;90s by offering a 4-liter, 8-cylinder engine in the 7 series, a car that ultimately manifested itself as the 740iL. ... The 540i can reach a governed speed of 155 m.p.h. in European specs, thanks to its 44-liter V-8 engine and a 6-speed manual shifter. ... Finally, set to debut sometime in the first half of 1998, is the long-overdue replacement for the high-performance M5 sedan .

Author:Paul W. Cockerham
Publisher:Todtri Book Pub - 1998-09-01


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