The BMW logo is one of the most recognized corporate brands around the world. We will walk through the origins the logo design, address when it was first used as well as dispel any myths along the way. BMW logo history: In 1917 BMW purchased aircraft motor company RAPP, which included all of their business
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BMW paint code location, classics: BMW classic vehicles have a paint code placard located on the driver side strut tower. To locate, open the hood and face the rear of the vehicle. There is a narrow, rectangular placard containing the paint name (labeled in German) and just below that, the paint code. Classic paint codes
What is a dogleg gearbox? A dogleg gearbox shift pattern has first gear in the lower left from the neutral position as shown in the image above. It is called a dogleg because the pattern to first moves over and down, resembling that of a dog. What is a H pattern gearbox? An H pattern
Why does BMW camouflage their test vehicles with a vinyl wrap? Carmakers are constantly developing and testing new vehicles, BMW is no exception. In order to keep their upcoming design changes hidden from the public as much as possible, it is common for BMW to use vinyl wraps to hide the true shape of the
BMW E60 paint codes and color options, 5 series: Below are the BMW E60 color options for the standard production models for the North American market. Special orders which featured unique paint codes are not shown below. Euro-spec E60 paint codes and color options largely reflect that of the North American color options. BMW E60
Why does BMW use an inline six over a V6? The inline-six engine (also referred to as an “L” six or straight-six) is iconic to the BMW automotive brand and to its identity. However, its roots started in aviation during the first World War. In 1917, BMW introduced its first inline-six motor, labeled IIIa.
Among car enthusiasts, the terms wing and spoiler are often used interchangeably. This is an error. Not only are the definitions of a wing and a spoiler different, but the purposes of each are different as well. Below we will go over the basic terms and functions of each and how to identify them. BMW
Below is the BMW E36 production data for all models, including the M3, for world wide production. Production numbers are broken down by model, chassis, drive train, engine type, world market and E36 M3 variants. The E36 production data numbers have been cross checked with multiple sources. If you know of any errors, contact us
Below is the BMW E30 production data for all models, including the M3. Production numbers are broken down by model, chassis, drive train, engine type, world market and E30 M3 variants. The E30 production data numbers have been cross checked with multiple sources. If you know of any errors, contact us in the footer. If
BMW E31 wheel style specs: The BMW E31 8 series was only offered with 5 different wheel options over its 9 year production run. Not all wheel options were offered in all markets of the world. The 850CSi was not sold in the North American market and as a result never received the M Parallels,
BMW E31 paint codes and color options: Below are the BMW E31 paint codes and color options for the standard production models for the North American market. Special orders which featured unique paint codes are not shown below. Euro-spec E31 paint codes and color options largely reflect that of the North American color options. The
BMW E34 paint codes and color options: Below are the BMW E34 paint codes and color options for most models in the worldwide market. Different markets featured different paint color options from others. Not all colors were available in all markets. The BMW E34 5 series was offered with metallic paint as a no-cost option.
Below are the BMW E39 paint codes and color options for mostly US Spec models and some Euro Spec models. These listed E39 paint codes are for standard production models and does NOT include special order paint colors through the BMW Individual Program. Many of the unique E39 colors such as Dakar Yellow were not
Classic BMWs are true drivers cars, loved for their unique driving experience while offering exceptional driver feedback. This driver feedback felt through the steering wheel was not only a result of superior chassis and suspension tuning, but also through an exceptional hydraulic steering system. Modern BMWs have gone away with hydraulically assisted steering in favor
How many CRT units did BMW produce? BMW manufactured 67 production units of the E90 M3 CRT as well as one additional model which is still in possession by BMW M. Each production model received an individually numbered placard located on the passenger side interior dash trim marked “M3 CRT XX” where “XX” denotes the