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Theory
Photo Gallery

6-Series

Galleries of the photos grouped on certain subjects. It is possible to find both simply quite good photosessions of 6-Series BMW, and comparative illustrations.

Before 1982

6-Series. Before 1982

Karmann constructed the 6 series coupe, as well as the earlier BMW coupes. There were 2072 630 CS and 2862 633 CSi totaly produced in the first year after the 6-Series introduction in Geneva.




After 1982

6-Series. After 1982

The modifications not only made the car lighter, but also a lot stronger. BMW had spent a lot of time in laboratory simulations and crash tests that finally resulted in the completely reworked and stronger body shell.




Distinctive features

6-Series. Distinctive features

6-Series distinctive features gallery represents the details of 6-Series cars before, after facelift and also the sport version M635 CSi.


Alpina

6-Series. Alpina

One of the most famous companies Alpina made 432 unique rare cars with its own VIN-Number.




Zender

6-Series. Zender

Zender represents some body kits available to buy even nowdays.




Hartge

6-Series. Hartge

Hartge has tuned some 6-Series models upgraded their engine and suspension. However there's no exact information about how many H6 cars have been produced.


US-Version

6-Series. US-Version

characteristic features of the US 6-Series produced untill 1987. Federal and European models was indistinguishable later.




Engines

6-Series. Engines

Different 6-Series engines before and after 1982. M-Power M88 and S38 distinctive features. Alpina, Hartge tuning.




Art-cars

6-Series. Art-cars

Only two well-known 6-Series art-cars was made.


Convertibles

6-Series. Convertibles

Convertibles were not a factory option, but were available through certain dealers as an aftermarket option. No records available as to the number of conversions performed. Guesses range in the 50-200 range worldwide.




On the track

6-Series. On the track

Unfortunately there does not seem to be a racing opening for the unit in M635 in 1984, but the spirit that made the 6-Series such a prestigiously important introduction to BMW can clearly be understood from the astonishing and long lived versatility of the 1968-75 coupes.

Coupe history

Galleries of all 2-door BMW cars, started from the first Austin Seven based Dixi till the mid-engined supercar M1.

BMW M1

Coupe history. BMW M1

A 1972 mid-engined BMW M1.




BMW Turbo concept

Coupe history. BMW Turbo concept

Paul Bracq's influence was at its strongest in the BMW gullwing show cars of 1972/73.




BMW 3.0 CSL

Coupe history. BMW 3.0 CSL

Batmobile — BMW 3.0 CSL, L for the German equivalent of Lightweight, and meaning inpractical terms the wide use of alloy panels, Kevlar and other High Tech composite materials.


BMW 2800 CS, 3.0 CS/CSi

Coupe history. BMW 2800 CS, 3.0 CS/CSi

For the six cylinder 2500 and 2800 saloons were announced, with the 2800 CS coupe cousin produced at Karmann from December 1968.




BMW 2002 turbo

Coupe history. BMW 2002 turbo

In 1973 there was a first production turbo car, the 2002 turbo. This generated 170 bhp, if you kept it round 6000 rpm, and astonishing 0-60 mph acceleration in 7 seconds or so.




BMW 2002

Coupe history. BMW 2002

The well balanced 2002 TI with 120 bhp and 115 mph led to the exciting Kugelfischer injection 2002 TII.


BMW 2000 C/CS

Coupe history. BMW 2000 C/CS

The new BMW coupes — the 2000 CS and 2000 C — appeared in June 1965 to replace the 3200 CS and marked the beginning of a new method of coupe construction for the company.




BMW 700

Coupe history. BMW 700

Coupe version of the BMW 700 with its motorcycle-derived flat twin engine was a strong seller and a good motorsport class competitor, but still the company looked for middleweight salvation, and the money to produce such a car.




BMW 3200 CS

Coupe history. BMW 3200 CS

The 3200 CS was the last of the big V8 BMWs, ending production in 1965 when 603 had been made. The Italian lines gave a hint of the cleanly executed classic coupes to come...


BMW 507

Coupe history. BMW 507

Perhaps the most dramatic of the Graf Goertz-penned sports machines, the 507 used a shortened chassis and a 150 horsepower version of the BMW V8. Capable of 137 mph on suitable gearing, the 507 was one of the rarest of all BMWs, with 253 made between 1956-59.




BMW 503

Coupe history. BMW 503

Both 503 and 507 were styled by Graf Goertz and used the separate shassis and all-aluminium encased 90° V8 engine of the contemporary saloons, plus much of the running gear such as the unique steering, gearbox and basic suspension.




BMW 502

Coupe history. BMW 502

The 501 brought BMW back into car production from a site previously more attuned to BMW aero engine and motorcycle manufacture, its smooth lines hiding a separate chassis and rugged running gear that would later form the basis for BMW coupes and sport cars.


BMW Isetta

Coupe history. BMW Isetta

Income from large cars 501 and 502, and minuscule machinery like the BMW Isetta four wheeler “bubble cars” was insufficient.




BMW 328

Coupe history. BMW 328

Most famous pre-war BMW of all, and the ultimate expression of their six cylinder sporting philosophy at the time, was the 328. Some 462 of these 1936-39 machines were made, many racing at much higher speeds than the 93 mph the roadgoing model could achieve from 1971cc punching out 80 bhp.




BMW 327

Coupe history. BMW 327

BMW debuted the 327 in 1938 and benefited from aspects of both predecessors. It took a shortened version of the rigid 326 box chassis, but had rear semi-elliptic leaf suspension, and offered power unit alternatives of either the higher compression 326 version or the 80bhp hemi-head triple carburetor 328 engine.


BMW 315

Coupe history. BMW 315

The BMW sporting tradition on four wheels can be traced back to rakish machines such as this 315/1 Sport of 1934-36. It used a 1911cc version of the pre-war BMW six, it was fed by triple Solex carburettors and could reach 75 mph in normal road trim.




Dixi

Coupe history. Dixi

BMW started as a manufacturer of airplane engines. Then came motorcycles, followed in 1929 by their first car, the Dixi. The Dixi — model DA/1 — was a licensed version of the famous British Austin Seven, designed by Sir Herbert Austin.