by Tony Lewin, The Complete Book Of Bmw Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Complete Book Of Bmw books, The Complete Book of BMW is a master work. The word 'definitive' is a bold claim but this book should be viewed in this light. It is the most comprehensive survey of BMW Group models from the 501 right up to this year's 1 and 6 Series published in the English language. Data tables covering specifications, production volumes and prices will be invaluable to the BMW enthusiast and the layout and production volumes are second to none. Tony Lewin deserves high praise for this outstanding book. - Chris Willows, Corporate Communications Director, BMW Great Britain BMW is the most remarkable phenomenon to hit the auto industry in a generation. Celebrated for its luxury sports cars, motorcycles and aero engines in the pre-war era, it squandered its glamorous heritage in the 1950s; on its knees and near-bankrupt, it was rejected as a lost cause when offered by desperate banks to Mercedes-Benz. But thanks to a wealthy German aristocrat, a brilliant engineer and a young and inspirational manager, Mercedes would soon regret not having scooped up the once-glorious firm: pioneering the concept of the compact, high-quality sports saloon, the visionary new team systematically built BMW into the spectacular success we know today. Through the most expressive medium of all - the cars themselves - The Complete Book of BMW tells the story of one of the most remarkable turnarounds of the century. From the iconic 2002tii of the 1960s through the mighty M3 of the 1990s to today's born-again MINI and the crowning glory of the Rolls-Royce Phantom.- Every model since 1962- Technical specifications and performance data- Production and sales data- Key decisions that made BMW great- Von Kuenheim's brilliant template- Taking technology leadership- 1,600 color photographs- The new focus: premium at every levelAbout the AuthorTony Lewin is an automotive writer and commentator specializing in the business and design sides of the auto industry. He has reported on the automobile sector for more than two decades as editor of industry publications such as What Car?, Financial Times Automotive World and World Automotive Manufacturing, and as a regular columnist in magazines and newspapers in Europe, Japan and the United States.General AudienceThe Complete Book of BMW tells the remarkable story of the company and its cars. From the luxury sports cars and motorcycles of the pre-war era through its rebirth at the hands of a wealthy German aristocrat, a brilliant engineer, and an inspired manager during the past two decades, the book uses the most expressive medium of all-the cars themselves-to illustrate the story of one of the most remarkable turnarounds in automotive history.
by Ian Falloon, The Complete Book Of Bmw Motorcycles Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Complete Book Of Bmw Motorcycles books, The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles offers a thorough year-by-year guide to every production machine ever built by Germany’s leading motorcycle manufacturer. From the first model, the 1923 R32 that launched BMW's motorcycle dynasty, to the latest (and fastest) superbike, the S1000RR, this book captures nearly a century of motorcycling excellence in a combination of historic and contemporary photos. Technical specs are provided for each model. This comprehensive review covers all of BMW's bike families: The side-valve machines from the early years The early overhead-valve performance bikes The modern Airheads and Oilheads The four-cylinder and six-cylinder touring bikes The early pushrod singles The modern overhead-cam singles The latest parallel twins, and inline-four cylinder sport bikes Among them, you'll find all the classic bikes—pre-World War II BMWs like the R5 that defined performance in that era; the military R12 that carried the Wehrmacht as it blitzkrieged its way across Europe; the Earles-forked R69S that offered the perfect platform for mounting a Steib sidecar; the R90S café racer; the K1 “flying brick”; and the GS (Gelände Sport) series that launched a dual-sport revolution right up to today’s world-class S100RR and retro-inspired R nine T. Like the other titles in Motorbooks' Complete Book series, this guide to BMW's motorcycle output offers the most complete reference to the subject available.
by James Taylor, Bmw Z3 And Z4 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Bmw Z3 And Z4 books, BMW, that most performance-oriented of car companies, had no affordable sports roadster in its line-up before 1995. Stung into action by Mazda's revival of the classic two-seater roadster, the Germany company quickly staked its claim with the Z3, a classic long-nose, short-tail design that used existing BMW mechanical hardware to good effect. This new book tells the story of BMW's Z3 and Z4 two-seater roadsters and coupes, which since 1995 have been at the forefront of the affordable sports car market. The history of the Z3 and both generations of Z4 are covered as well as full specifications of all models; the formidable M Power derivatives and a guide to buying and owning. The book is profusely illustrated with over 200 colour photographs and diagrams. Contents include: Historical background to BMW's arrival in the two-seater sports car market; Complete history of the Z3 and both generations of Z4; Full specifications of all models; The formidable M Power derivatives; Guide to buying and owning.
by Tony Lewin, The Bmw Century Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Bmw Century books, Relive the first one hundred years of Germany's best two- and four-wheeled rides. Established in 1916, BMW is one of the auto and motorcycle industry's oldest and most-respected car and motorcycle manufacturers. Over the past century, the company went through myriad developments. The BMW Century chronicles this remarkable transportation company through images of the cars and motorcycles it manufactured, from the 1923 R32 motorcycle to sleek electric cars of today. This handsome volume is filled with images, history, and in-depth looks at the incredible machines BMW created year after year. The BMW Century showcases how the company's new visionary team systematically rebuilt BMW in the post-World War II years into the spectacular success we know today - that is, a company with sales projected to be upwards of two million cars annually by 2016, led by its 3-series, the best-selling luxury-performance car in the world. BMW's motorcycle division is no less legendary. It began with the 1923 avant-garde R32, which featured a 180-degree, horizontally opposed twin, the engine configuration that would become BMW's hallmark. Along the way, BMW would use that configuration to power groundbreaking machines like the R90S, R100RS, and R80GS. Beginning in 1983, they would add three- and four-cylinder machines to their offerings, culminating in today's spectacular S1000RR sport bike. From the pre-war motorcycles to the iconic R-series twins of the 1970s and 80s to the mighty M-series cars and superbikes of today, The BMW Century offers a full review of German engineering at its finest. The book is illustrated with hundreds of historic, contemporary, and racing photographs - many sourced from BMW's archives - and detailed text relating the BMW's full history. This is the one volume no BMW aficionado can be without.
by James Taylor, Bmw M5 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Bmw M5 books, BMW's M5 was a simple concept: a production 5 Series saloon re-developed for high performance by the Motorsport division. The M5 was the car that really initiated the legend of the M-cars from BMW; the letter M had been applied to a high-performance BMW as early as 1978, but that year's M1 was an exotic supercar. It had the right image, but the M1 was never going to bring in major profits. The M5 was much simpler in concept. It was and remains a production 5 Series saloon, redeveloped for ultra-high performance. Manufacturing costs were minimized, allowing BMW to price the car more attractively and still bring in healthy profits. This new book charts the development of the M5 across five generations. For all fans of the BMW M5, this book provides essential background, and is packed with the facts and details that make the M5 legend come alive. The M5 is still in production and remains the benchmark high-performance saloon wherever it is sold. This is essential background reading for all BMW M5 fans and motoring enthusiasts and is superbly illustrated with 211 colour photographs.
by Mick Walker, Bmw Z Series Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Bmw Z Series books, BMW Z-cars have carved a huge reputation for themselves in a very short time. From the revolutionary and innovative Z1 of the late 1980s to the beautiful and exclusive Z8 of more recent times, via the hugely popular Z3 and its controversial replacement, the Z4, the family has made BMW's name in the increasingly competitive sports-car market. Motoring writer Mick Walker's complete history of the BMW Z-cars tells the whole fascinating tale of these special cars. Illustrated with many archive and specially-taken photographs, and full information about the cars, this is a book no BMW fan will want to be without.
by Tony Lewin, Bmw M Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Bmw M books, BMW M-Series celebrates the 50th anniversary of these legendary German performance cars, detailing both its production and motorsport stories with expert commentary and fascinating photography. BMW launched the Motorsport, or "M", division in 1972 to formally support its growing and successful racing program. Wisely, BMW leveraged that racing credibility to create limited-edition, high-performance production cars, the first being the M1 supercar of 1978. Tested and tuned at a dedicated facility located at the legendary Nürburgring, BMW's M cars are true "driver's cars" focused first and foremost on handling and performance. Still, they are docile enough when not driven aggressively to serve as comfortable high-end daily drivers. Since the late 1980s, the range of M models has broadened considerably and now includes coupes, convertibles, and sedans in M2, M3, M4, M5, and M8 flavors along with high-performance X-series M SUVs. Early M cars like the M1 and late 1980s M3 and M6 are now desirable collector cars welcomed at top collector auctions and commanding premium prices. With decades of racing and production success and, literally, no signs of slowing down, BMW's M cars hurtle full speed to their 50th anniversary in 2022. BMW M offers the history no Bimmer fan will want to be without.
by Roland Löwisch, Bmw Die Sch Nsten Modelle Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Bmw Die Sch Nsten Modelle books, Der erste Schritt in Richtung des legendären Slogans "BMW - Aus Freude am Fahren" war vor über 100 Jahren, als am 7. März 1916 die „Bayerische Flugzeugwerke AG" im Handelsregister eingetragen wurde. Sie ist eine von mehreren Keimzellen der modernen BMW AG, der es in den folgenden Jahrzehnten wie kaum einem anderen Hersteller in der Automobilgeschichte gelungen ist, Marktnischen zu finden, die zuvor noch unbesetzt waren. So entstanden Fahrzeuge, die aufgrund ihrer außergewöhnlichen, teils atemberaubenden Karosserieformen längst zu Design-Ikonen geworden sind, wie der schnittige 507 oder der legendäre M1. Dabei gilt der bayerische Premiumhersteller bis heute aber auch als Vorreiter bei der Einführung von innovativer Technik sowohl im Motorenbau als auch auf dem Gebiet der Fahrzeugelektronik, wie man sie stellvertretend in den Generationen der 7er Reihe findet. Akribisch recherchiert, präsentiert Automobiljournalist Roland Löwisch in diesem Buch die schönsten und erfolgreichsten Modelle aus dem Hause BMW und zeichnet auf diese Weise die außergewöhnliche Unternehmensgeschichte nach. Neben den Modellen der 3er, 5er und 7er Reihe werden auch ausgesuchte Vertreter der X- und Z-Reihe mit informativen Beschreibungen und den wichtigsten technischen Daten präsentiert. In Kurzporträts werden die in den jeweiligen Jahrzehnten verantwortlichen Designer und deren nicht selten trendsetzendes Schaffen vorgestellt. Erlesene Hochleistungskreationen der M GmbH und die wichtigsten Rennsportwagen sowie eine Übersicht über die schönsten BMW Art Cars komplettieren dieses reichbebilderte Werk.