21 October 2019
Many fans see the BMW 3 Series as the quintessential sporting embodiment of the brand. Design, the spirit of the times, dynamic driving performance and progress interacted in an exciting symbiosis right from the beginning of the story in 1975 through to the current 7th generation. A fascinating journey through time illustrates this at the international online portal bmw.com. The objective was always to project engineering and aesthetics into the future while remaining readily identifiable and true to the heritage. Anyone interested in the “Language” of Form can make lots of discoveries even just with the characteristic twin headlamps.
The great Hans Stuck was 60 years old when he won the German Hillclimb Championship driving the diminutive BMW 700 in 1960. Nearly 60 years afterwards, human resources manager Florian Engel is still enjoying pure racing joy with the agile little car. This automobile was so important for the history of BMW that it was also known as “the rescuer”. Engel senior and junior found their dream car on the Internet and a second model is under construction – they tell us how in the Classic#Heart blog on the Internet portal of BMW Group Classic.
How many feelings of sheer automobile joy can you pack into a film lasting 1:36 minutes? The short YouTube clip featuring the “Incredible Tour” of MINI enthusiast Dee Fragkos from Athens gives a pretty good answer. He celebrated the 60th birthday of the classic Mini with a 700-mile road trip up hill and down dale through England to visit fellow Mini head-bangers. More about this (you can never have too much) on the Instagram channel @official_miniclassic.
Younger generations surely only associate details revealed from streaming series with the word “spoiler”. Conversely, the rear spoiler was the classically successful rear finish to the bodywork in the notchback version of the second-generation BMW 3 Series during the 1980s. This is a spoiler that is not a wrecker but rather highlights the sporty character of the vehicle. Anybody who drives and cherishes a BMW 3 Series automobile from this period will get what they want in the BMW Group Classic Parts Shop. A subtle, not exactly ostentatious part takes care of downthrust on the rear axle. Alongside a black spoiler, a primed version is also available that can be painted to match the car’s individual coloured livery. The spoiler is a perfect fit for the boot lid of the two and four-door saloon in the series.