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Friday, November 12, 2010

Saab 99 (1968-1984)



April 2, 1965 it was decided to start work on a new car, the middle class, which eventually would replace the 96th model The project is called "Gudmund", since that day in Sweden's birthday Gudmund. In 1966, he created prototypes called Paddan (szw.), or "toad." It was a chassis with the mechanisms of the future model 99, but with a body resembling a Saab 96th In fact, it was longer and wider, and "toad" was tested only at night, so that the changes were not visible.

November 22, 1967 was presented in Stockholm on the all-new 99th Vehicle styling designer Sixten Sason developed (born Sixten Andersson). Construction of the car was very original. Self-supporting body was devoid of floor plate and the different elements were combined with each other. Body was so stiff that ensured the sufficient level of security. Used to drive motors with capacities Triumph's 1.5 dm ³, 1.7 dm ³, and 1.85 dm ³ (since 1971). In 1972, based on a 1.85 dm ³ engine Saab has created its own design with a capacity of 1985 cc and 110 hp. The engine is mounted to the new version of EMS (Electronic-Manual-Special) with electronically controlled clutch. In 1974, for the past two and czterodrzwiowych sedans joined the 3-door hatchback version.

In 1973 he appeared in different versions of a system of signs.

They look like this:
X7 - impoverished version for the Swedish market
L - basic version
GL - richer version of the L
GLS - GL versions dwugaźnikowe
GLE - the richest different spec
EMS - sporty version of the electronically controlled clutch
Turbo - turbo-engine version

In 1977, Saab released a limited edition of 100 pieces of the Saab 99 Turbo. The following year he began his series production.
A year later, Saab introduced the model 900, based on components 99-ki, but a bit bigger than him. It can be assumed that the 900-ka is the successor to 99-ki, but Saab has decided to continue its production for 1984. After the modifications produced in the years 1984 - 1987 as Saab's 90th

At Valmet Automotive was founded in the years 1969-1984 was 191 049 units Saab 99th Add to that the models manufactured in Trollhättan, Sweden. A total of 643 units was 588.














Porsche 928 (1977-1995)


Work on the project began in 1971. According to the assumptions, the company wanted to enter a range of three cars, including models with four-cylinder engine (developed alongside the Porsche 924 of 928), six-(successor to the 911, you can guess that would be called 926) and eight-cylinder, which is the 928th model But the unrelenting success of the 911 resulted in the then abandoned with a new model of "the six".

When designing the 928 was not without problems. After inserting the first prototype engine on the dyno, after half an hour cracked engine block. However, the later stage of the work proceeded less problem. The design at that time was very modern. The engine was placed at the front and gearbox to the rear axle for better weight distribution between the two axes (transaxle layout). In 1975, he stopped work on this car, including due to the fuel crisis, to approve the draft a year later. In 1977 he presented it at the Geneva Motor Show and went on sale. Superb design meant that the car he was elected in 1978. In 1980 saw the release of 928 S, equipped with the V8 4.7 l injection (300 hp). Throughout the period of production Porsche 928 over one significant change in the body in 1987. In 1986 saw the release of 928 S4, the engine having a head with four valves per cylinder, with a capacity of 5.0 l 315 hp power. In 1989 he presented 928 GT version of the engine power of 326 hp and 1992 GTS 928 with an engine power of 350 hp. In 1995, after eighteen years of production, due to weakening customer demand, the model 928 was withdrawn from production.

Contrary to some opinions of 928 was not planned as a successor to the 911, but as a base under his successor. Perhaps differed mainly by the drive unit, however, would be a separate model. In contrast to the spartan, nostalgic model, 911, 928 are large, well equipped with Gran Turismo in those times of modern shapes and a powerful V8 engine (with capacities from 4.5 to 5.4 l). Price was also a lot higher.









Peugeot 504 (1968-1983)



Peugeot 504 had its public debut at the Geneva Motor twelfth in September 1968. It was a version of the sedan. In 1969 he joined the 2-door coupe and 2-door convertible, and in 1970 5-door station wagon.

Applied initially only one engine, 1796cc four-cylinder with a capacity reaching power of 82 hp (standard version) and 97 hp (Injection - injection). In 1970 the car received a new four-cylinder engine with a capacity of 1971cc and power of 93 hp and 104 hp (injection) and four-cylinder diesel engine with a capacity of 2112cc and power of 65 hp.

Available boxes: 4-speed manual or 3-speed automatic (ZF 3HP22).

The car had a rear wheel. Dangel French company produced a version of Peugeots 504 4x4 (variety Break (station wagon) and pick-up).

The standard was available sunroof.

The car replaced the Model 404 and has been recognized as a European car of the year 1969. In 1979 he introduced a newer model Peugeot 505, with which Peugeot 504 and Peugeot 604 and Talbot Tagora, shared many mechanical parts.

In Europe, until 1983 produced over three million copies of that car. Later production moved abroad and is being continued, especially in Nigeria (PAN company).

In April 1973, presented a version of the Peugeot 504 L in connection with the oil crisis. 1796cc engine capacity and power of 96 hp (automatic gearbox 81 hp).

Peugeot 504 is one of the most popular cars used as taxis in Africa. The reason for this is that the car works well in rough terrain, while you can buy brand new cars from Peugeot Peugeot Nigeria and Kenya.

Peugeot 504 was also produced in Argentina until 1999, but later models were slightly modified front and rear, and also had a new interior.

Its engine and suspension were used in later models Paykan, an Iranian version of Hillman Hunter.









Ford Taunus (1979-1982)


Taunus is one of the oldest name among the models of cars produced by Ford's German. First appeared in 1939, and after the war German Fords until 1968, bore only the name of the Taunus. It was only later came the name: Escort, Capri and Granada. These are the names of the Ford car models, built as a British label. Taunus is the name used exclusively for the German Fords, coming from the mountains stretching to the north-western part of Germany. The described model is a modernized version of the Taunus model of 1970. First made its modernization in 1974, and the second in 1976 Body Basic exterior dimensions have hardly changed. Increased by 7 cm in body length was the result of insertion of a flexible tape at the front and rear bumper. And lowered by 73 mm, w. compared with previous models, the bonnet, which improved the visibility of the vehicle with a meter, but also improves the aerodynamic shape of the vehicle.

The front wall was removed Americanized, chrome grille, which was replaced by a black matte mesh. Two rectangular headlights have a large area, and next to them on the corners of the body, also posted big lamp with vertical direction. Under bumper, almost the entire width of the car, there is a large air intake hole to the engine compartment. Below this hole shape creates a spoiler plates, giving a sporty look that part of the vehicle. Spoiler helps to reduce air resistance when driving up to the 13th .. 15%.

An elongated zone of deformed front part of the body efficiently absorbs energy during the impact. After testing the car body striking a concrete wall at a speed of 50 km / h Ford specialists estimated that energy-intensive construction of the front part of the body will reduce the value of the delay Taunus car crash to 21 g. The limit for delays resulting from the maximum test strength of safety belts is 35 g. Taunus man riding belt fastened is therefore a good chance of survival in a collision with a rigid barrier at a speed of 50 km / h. With the front seats fitted three-point seat belts with inertial structure, allowing the passenger to move freely a breached lanes. At the time of the rapid movement of the human body causes the belt tension and restraint following the action.

Stiffened and the passenger cabin was opened inside the insulation mats to protect occupants including against glass breakage in the event of an accident, and the noise coming from the drive system of the vehicle and ambient noise. The total weight was 20 kg carpet, and the most luxurious version called Taunus Ghia, up to 37 kg. Lined were: floor plate, body sides, roof, dashboard and the wall behind the rear seat. Thickness of the insulating mat reached up to 18 mm.

The interior of the body recently produced Taunus compared to the previous model, the 1974 has not changed, because it was a well-resolved, spatially and aesthetically. Improved visibility of the car because the rear window has been increased by as much as 32%. You can only criticize the engineers that designed a very small distance from the rear seat cushion to the roof. This distance in Taunusie was 82 cm, and in our little Fiat 126p - 85.5 cm!

It was good ventilation of the passenger resolved. With closed windows, while driving at a speed of 130 km / h, the air is stated to be inside at 18 s. In comparison with the previous model, featured the Taunus had greatly increased the volume of the boot - from 325 to 485 dm3. Increase the volume of the trunk obtained by the above-drawn line of the body in the back of the lot. The high rear wall of the trunk, however, difficult luggage loading. Under the trunk floor was laid flat spare tire and fuel tank 54 I.

Ford Taunus was built with the body of two-and four-and five-door as a station wagon. Body, depending on the equipment, determined: standard, L, GL, S and Ghia. To various equipment such as varieties of the body were halogen headlights and headlight washer glasses. Electric pump, which pumps the liquid in the glass headlight, charge a very high output of 450 W. The tank mounted on the left wing in the engine compartment the fluid is pumped by the pump at high (6 atm) pressure on the headlight glass: fluid leaking from the holes in the headlight glass canines front bumper. Ośmiolitrowy reservoir contains a sufficient amount of fluid to wash lights 100 times. The effectiveness of cleaning with high pressure headlight is big; washer meets the requirements set by Swedish standards. There is no need for complicated mechanisms wiper headlight lenses.

In addition to several varieties of bodywork, the Ford Taunus was built in six motor. They could have an inline four-cylinder engines from 1.3 to 2 and I widlaste displacement six-cylinder engines with a capacity of 2 and 2.3 liter engines power reached 43 .. 84 kW (59 .. 114 hp). All engines are modern, but their design has already had quite a few years. The four-camshaft was placed in the head, V (angle 15 °) suspension system of valves, a camshaft drive for the assistance received timing belt. These engines are economical to run. Six-cylinder engines have a camshaft placed in the center, between the forks of cylinders. Crankshaft driven them through the camshaft sprockets. These engines were produced from the autumn of 1964, when it appeared Ford 20M.

The dynamics of the vehicle was different depending on the used engine. Taunus 1.3 engine and a power of 43 kW (59 hp) gave the up to 100 km / h in 19.2 seconds, while the V6 engine with 84 kW (114 hp) obtain this speed after 10.3 s acceleration. Just as in cars Ford Fiesta and Escort, the gearbox and main gearbox makes no mention of oil throughout the vehicle. The bands of strong magnets mounted that collect solids, and there is no need for maintenance.

In autumn 1979, were modernized the car body, including changed the appearance of the front wall of the body. Taunusy along with its sister British Cortina cars were comfortable, family cars sold well in Europe. However, since there has been the development of production cars like the name of Granada, in 1982 the production Taunusów completed.



Fiat Ritmo (1978-1988)



Once that was first shown at the Turin Motor Show in 1978. Ritmo name was to symbolize the dynamics of the contemporary era, and was chosen from over 400 different proposals, a digital indication of the car at the end of the names associated with the power of the engine used.

The characteristics of the body is a sharp, wedge-sloping front and made of plastic front and rear bumpers. Drag coefficient is Cd = 0.44. The car was built in 3 - and 5-door model with rear doors that open up and maintained using telescopic outriggers and the rear seat is folded to increase luggage space. Fuel filler is located behind the rear axle on the left side of the vehicle, a tank under the floor of the trunk and lifted in 1982, went under the rear seats, located in 51 liters of fuel, allowing the distance of about 600 km. Rear suspension and chassis were all taken from Fiat 128th

Fiat Ritmo was built up in the 7 versions of gasoline-powered motor:
- 1049 cc 40 kW (55 hp) - the engine borrowed from the Fiat 127
- 1116 cc 40 kW (55 hp) - the engine of the Fiat 128
- 1302 cc 48 kW (65 hp)
- 1498 cc 55 kW (75 hp)
- 1585 cc 77 kW (105 hp) - the engine of the Fiat 131
- 1995 cc 92 kW (125 hp) - construction company Abarth
- 1995 cc 95 kW (130 hp) - construction company Abarth

and two diesel engines:
- 1697 cc 43 kW (58 hp)
- 1929 cc 59 kW (80 hp) - turbo

All versions of the engines are installed transversely on the right side of the vehicle. Clutch, gearbox and final drive are located on the left. The engine is a cast iron cylinder block, alloy head, overhead camshaft, driven by toothed belt from the crankshaft, bearings embedded in five of the block.

Ritmo was produced with the three versions of the gearbox: with four and five ratios for forward and automatic transmission, bought from Volkswagen and mounted in cars Golf, Passat and Scirocco.

In 1982, the car body modification performed Ritmo, especially in its front part. Changed the shape of air intake openings to the engine room ventilation and clearance. The front car was four headlamps and grille with five slanted stripes, symbolizing the brand.

In 2007, Fiat has decided that the new Bravo will bore the name of the Ritmo in Australia.




Citroen SM (1970-1975)



Auto was first presented at the Paris Salon in 1970, while the official premiere took place at the Geneva Motor Show in 1971. In the same year the first copies hit the U.S. market. For the U.S. version was equipped with an automatic gearbox Borg Warner 35th The first versions were equipped with three carburetors coupled to Weber, they were replaced in the next year by an electronic injection, Bosch D-JETRONIC.

Citroën SM predecessor had not lived to see the ever successor. With his production dropped in 1975 due to energy crisis (a sharp drop in car sales with large volumes).

Body of difficult to determine the type - is between three-door liftbackiem, a coupe, with a very characteristic lines. At that time managed to get a perfect aerodynamic drag coefficient Cx = 0.339.

Of note are the headlights and license plate hidden behind the shield of Plexiglas. For other U.S. market mounted headlights and dropped from the enclosure. Traditionally, the car Citroën SM was used in the model enclosed rear wheel. Combine the best features race car sports car - a Maserati engine, hydropneumatic suspension with the comfort of the first generation.

Range of engines rather poor - only the Maserati unit with a capacity of 2966 cc and 180 hp at 5,750 rpm. To stop the car - uses disc brakes on all wheels. Car was available with leather upholstery, automatic transmission (standard in USA, optional in Europe).

Produced eight pieces of convertibles and elongated Mylord Chapron Chapron Limousine Opera. To this day, the French government is using these vehicles for special occasions.




BMW Z1 (1989-1991)



BMW Z1 - two-seat roadster developed by BMW Forschung und Technik GmbH.

Production of the car was to begin in June 1988 but was delayed until March next year and lasted until June 1991, Z1 particular stood out the door. They were not open to the outside as in traditional cars or up, just kept at lower thresholds. Roadster was manufactured in quantities of 8 000 units.

Z1 model was presented to the press in 1986, a year later to be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Interest in the car was so big that BMW even before production has received orders for five 000 units, but in 1988, demand fell significantly, with the result that three years later the German manufacturer has ceased assembling roadster. It is believed that the decrease in demand was caused by the introduction of competition, Mercedes-Benz SL, and initially high interest in this model of speculative investors.

Harm Lagaay, designer Z1 stated that when working with BMW Z1 patented discharge lamp, the mechanism of the door, the chassis plate.

Skeleton of the car is made of sheet steel, galvanized steel, surrounds the floor is made of epoxy resin reinforced with glass fibers and poliwinylowymi. The exterior is covered with a layer Z1 is made of different combinations of thermoplastic materials. Some parts like the suspension, gearbox and front-mounted, or central engine are borrowed from the BMW 325i, but the car is largely built from scratch.

The new Z1 cost 83,000-89,000 DM. In 2001, used models were sold between 125 000 and 250 000 French francs including 19.6% VAT. One copy was sold for over £ 20 000 at Bonham's auction 2004 Olympia. In 2006, these cars could be bought in France. Prices ranged from € 25 000 to 30 000 €, while most had to pay for a model in mint condition with low mileage.









Alfa Romeo Montreal (1971-1977)



The project "Alfa Romeo Montreal" was the occasion of Expo '67. It was built jointly with the design company Bertone. At the beginning no one suspected that this car will go into production, however, is precisely what happened. The production version was presented officially at the Geneva Motor Show in 1970.

With the five-gear transmission and the arrangement of another Alfa Romeo model car has passed into history as a monster room on wheels with excellent driveability.

The production of this model were engaged three plants. Alfa Romeo factory in Arese performed body stampings. Welded and welded them in factories Bertone body in Caselle, they were then painted in Grugliasco near Turin. After being assembled in the dried bodies for interior and exterior accessories. Just completed body transported to Arese, where he was a mechanical assembly teams.

In 1971 he produced 668 copies. Best score was recorded in 1972 - 2,377 units. In 1973, there has been a downturn in the market and exclusive sports cars, called the energy crisis. Therefore, the production level has fallen to a few hundred units per annum. And so was founded in 1973 - 302 units in 1974 - 205 units in 1975 - 323 units in 1976 to 1923 pieces, and in 1977 - 27 units. This gives a total of 3,925 copies.




Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mercedes W123 (1975-1986)




They call him "barrel." This car almost unbreakable, wear-resistant, long life, reliable. It is also the largest Mercedes market success, a new chapter in the history of the German brand.

Phenomenal durability of this model quickly appreciated the Polish (and other), taxi drivers, for which a few years ago Mercedes W 123 with a diesel engine meant the perfect car. On our potholed roads, like Swiss cheese "barrel" was able to drive without repair for up to seven hundred thousand kilometers! Not only that - restored the car safely traveled twice as much! Not surprisingly, until recently a corporate taxi drove almost the same Mercedes. To this day, many "taryfiarzy "with tears in his eye recalls his legendary car. Many of them yearn for him after przesiadce much less stylish Daewoo, Hyundai, or Opel.

Equally good evidence immense strength "barrels" were her sporting achievements, including those referenced in the toughest races of the world. Your participation in this is also our Sobiesław, nomen omen, the principle that in 1978, driving a Mercedes with Blazej Krupa took sixth place in theSafari Rally in a killing. In the same year he finished in second place in Rally Around South America. This achievement he repeated in 1979.

It was January 1976, when the previous middle class Mercedes symbols determined in the 114 and the 115 was replaced with an entirely new family of models with the symbol of the 123rd Succeeded by "Pooh," as affectionately called "the 115-tuple" from the very beginning, drew the attention of a rounded, modern for those times silhouettes. Stylistically self referred to the previously produced nearly four years SW 116th class From the day of his release, a "barrel" was loud and not only in Germany. Before the Mercedes saloons queued up, and often the new W 123 had to wait up to several weeks.

The car surprise not only to his very successful figure. Also, its interior was characterized by a good performance and functionality. Mercedes designers emphasized that the design and implementation of the seats, used the medical expertise. "The soft, shapeless seats sometimes have a bad effect on the driver while driving. The reason is simple, they cause unpleasant vibrations - stressed the German engineers. - At first glance, our seats may seem a bit stiff and hard. After a short ride on each grant us the right - including car seats are unparalleled in terms of comfort. "

Mercedes boasted the idea of using a single key that opens all the locks in the car. "No more browsing through his pockets in the dark and moknięciem before entering the vehicle when the hastily looking for the correct key in the whole bunch. WW 123 key matches for the first time "- proclaimed one of the slogans of the car.

"Barrel" offered in the Mercedes characteristic broad and diverse range of engines: the four-cylinder 55-horsepower six-diesel after the 2.8-liter petrol engine with 185 bhp. In contrast to the previous series of the German car brand under the symbol "W 123 hid all models, regardless of price. There was no distinction between cars more expensive and less expensive. The characteristic feature of "barrels" were placed horizontally on front double lamp. By common shade were lower than their fog lights. In the two most expensive models - 280 and 280 E, double, twin round headlights were replaced with rectangular lamps.

The 123 was the first car, the middle class, which uses the ABS system, controlled crumple zone and disc brakes on all wheels. With the abandonment of the traditional first half, much easier to become a collision repair this car. Another innovation was to increase the stiffness of the passenger compartment through the strengthening of the structure of the roof, pillars and doors, and apply the safety steering column, so that during the accident, they do not penetrate the column inside the cab. In the "barrel" was first used the composite indicator and wiper switch - currently one of the Mercedes brand names. Moreover, the "barrel" was the first European car with turbo engine.

According to tradition, the limousines of the series were also available as a chassis with a partial construction. On the basis of manufacturers developed their ambulances, hearses, vans and other vehicles for special applications.In 1977, the offer of the W 123 was updated with three new models. One of them was very successful, interesting style coupe version, also enjoys popularity in the U.S. market. The car quickly became a real collector's rarity. The autumn of 1977 to the family joined in the 123 model marked T. Interestingly, this was the first full-fledged Mercedes station wagon.Previously, this version was offered as a special, produced by independent companies based on the partial body.

Excellent Model T to adopt a huge success crowned Series 123rd For nine years the world has sold more than 2.7 million units sold! This was the result of nearly twice better than its predecessor "barrels" - the 115th precise, let us add that in 1985 the 123 was replaced by a model W 124, affectionately called the "envelope". Although the manufacture of the iconic Mercedes ended twenty years ago, the car still has to be a good taking. At the end of the seventies, the American magazine "Car and Driver," wrote about the "barrel" that "a car never goes out of fashion." Let it be enough for the entire comment ...

At the end - why "barrel"? It is not known. Perhaps because of the slightly convex shape and direction rowkowatych resembling plank?

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BMW Serii 6 E24 (1976-1989)



Sporty and elegant at the same time. It is said of him: "a technological marvel of the late 70th and 80 ". The unusual silhouette and excellent performance made the presentation of the car seized the imagination of hundreds of thousands of men around the world.

Beautiful convertible BMW still enjoys great popularity. In the United States 'six' is still one of the most expensive car among the oldtimers. For the great lovers of this car at all times include: Mike Tyson, Madonna, Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman.

When in 1970 the Bavarian brand chief stylist was Frenchman Paul Bracq, creator of the legendary "shark" in the air you could feel the coming change.Bracq, who returned to Munich after the adventure with Mercedes was intended to counteract declining sales of BMW models. Series E9 slowly went away to rest, the heads of the group decided it was time to replace it with something completely new. The Frenchman has decided to completely withdraw from the market in line E9. In his head he had a vision of her successor.

The inspiration for Bracq'a became the Series 5 (E12), which it designed the person. At the official presentation, which took place in August 1976 in Geneva, eyes all over the world came out of the car predatory wedge-shaped silhouette, which emphasized the going down of the mask downward bulge aggressive, wide stance and pivot and gently sloping roofline to the rear of the relatively short . Auto attracted the admiration of the elements of this, such as massive, dual exhaust system located in the center of the chassis characteristic grill and large, round headlamps.

The first two models: 600 CS, and much stronger 633Csi cost respectively 40 and 43 000 marks. Much more popular was the second of these - with an engine capacity of 3.3 liters and 197 hp power. Auto without any problems rozpędzało to 215 km / h, while the "hundreds" accelerated in 7.9 seconds.For eight years, the production version was sold in a number close to 40,000 copies, of which more than one third went out on the American market.

Interestingly, the "only" 50,000 you could buy a brand model "ultraluksusowy" with leather seats, high-end stereo, automatic transmission and a sunroof.Although its price was staggering (to this day it is!) Pomyliłby the one who prophesied this disaster hit-market. On the contrary, in the Federal Republic of Germany to sell the car just fine. What's more, the model immediately conquered the United States, to which BMW did not follow dosyłać subsequent copies. Customers waiting for his "six" weeks.

There are over two years after the Geneva launch, when the salons came top of the line version of the legendary model. Auto named 635CSi possessed a powerful, 3.5-liter and 218-hp engine which gave the them to over 230 km / h. "Style is one thing, but for us as important, if not more important is technology. That is why during the construction of the car used the most advanced technologies, the latest. With pride we offer our hands in your work "- said during the presentation of the heads of BMW 635CSi.

Even though the car weighed over a half ton to 100 km / h accelerated in just over seven seconds. In the eleven years the model has found more than 60,000 buyers. "I feel like in this model, everything was perfect - wonderful shapes, tasteful interior with large windows to give the that inside the car is bright and spacious, as well as excellent damping, by which the engine runs almost noiselessly. For this you need to add a really great performance, driveability paramount, and lots of other details that gladden the heart of every driver in the world "- he wrote in one of the test magazine Motor Trend.

Interesting modifications "six" passed in the United States. Americans have always been fascinated by the monstrous engines, assembled them into masks BMW. For them the biggest asset of this car was its beautiful silhouette. Reduced body "Six" covered most fiery flames and other designs. These cars still run on American roads.

Beautiful page in the history of this car also noted the race drivers. Behind the wheel, "six", a monster with an engine capacity from 486 to 800 hp (!) Odnosili sporting successes include: Roberto Ravaglia, Dieter Quester, Gerard Berger, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Helmut Kelleners and Marc Surer. In 1981, two Swiss and Herbie Weginz Niger Harald won the prestigious race at Vallelunga in Rome, then a four-hour competition at Monza, and at the end of the season won the British Silverstone. In the same year he won the European Championship race Kelleners, and his achievement he repeated five years later, Ravaglia.

Another witness to the domination of the BMW race was 1983, in which the team is composed of: Thierry Tassin, Hans Heyer and Armin Hahne won the 24-hour race at Spa, Belgium. The competition over the years have become a specialty of the Bavarian brand new team - in the years from 1965 to 1998, winning the BMW car in Spa as much as 21 times! In 1983 the BMW driver took eight of the top ten classification race at Monza.

For nearly thirteen years with a factory in Dingolfing left nearly 120 thousand copies of this model. In 1989, shortly after withdrawing it from sale, for a short time to replace it with an impressive eighth series Two years ago, BMW has decided to return to the market for large luxury sedan and the revived cult "six." Like his legendary predecessor, the car was packed with modern technology. The right to complain do not have experience or amateur sports - 4.4-liter engine with 333 hp will meet all their whims.