Everyone knows a BMW is, mostly associated with a car, motorcycle or maybe even a vintage aircraft engine. Within the BMW community the terms Bimmer and Beemer (or Beamer) are commonly thrown around as slang. But do the two slang words mean the same thing? Where did these words come from and what do they mean?
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Established in 1972, the BMW M Division started with only 35 employees and grew to 400 by 1988. Development of the Motorsport vehicles eventually found their way from the race track to the road cars and rest is history. The first use of the famous M stripe colors was seen on the E9 3.0 CSL
BMW E46 M3 paint codes, color options The BMW E46 M3 was produced from 2000 thru 2006 with a total production run of 85,744 units worldwide. The BMW E46 M3 was only produced in a coupe and convertible options as the sedan option was dropped from the previous E36 M3. BMW offered 14 color options in total for
What is wheel caster? When talking about suspension geometry, wheel caster is the forward or rearward tilt of the steering axis centerline as viewed from the side of the vehicle and is measured in degrees from vertical. Caster is a directional control geometry angle that helps keep the vehicle moving straight ahead. A forward tilt
Time travel back to the 80s and browse this original BMW E21 BBS accessories brochure.
Wheels, body kits & cleaners.
The BMW brand keeps its design heritage through repetative use of iconic design ques. Famously, the use of the kidney grills on every model released in recent history. The kideny grills are arguably the most recognizable feature of the car. However, to the trained eye there is another distinct design feature that has been used
The BMW M42 engine is a mighty 4 cylinder that still has some advanced technology considering its age. The engine was first introduced in 1989 for the E30 318i models. One key characteristic we are focusing on is a feature of the exhaust valves.Engine exhaust valves are some of the most highly stressed components on the entire
BMW Headquarters design building symbolism: Munich Germany has been the location of the iconic BMW headquarters for over 40 years now and has been deemed as a history building since 1999. There is no doubt the building’s shape is unique, but many people do not know that the four towers mimic the four cylinders in a
BMW E46 Coupe vs. Sedan body differences The body of the E46 Coupe is not a modified version of the Sedan, rather it is a completely unique body. There are no common sheet metal parts between the Sedan and the Coupe. Only the design technology of the E46 sedan was used to create the E46 Coupe.