Got way too much time on your hands? Got a feverish, almost OCD-like passion for everything from the Bavarian Motor Werks? Have we got an article for you!
That’s right, Car Magazine has a fascinating article listing off every model designation BMW has used, from 1968, right up to the present day. If you’ve ever wondered — or haven’t, but are really good at memorizing things and like to impress people at car-shows — you should wander over to Car for an update.
Learn All About BMW's Model Designations!
17 responses to “Learn All About BMW's Model Designations!”
Perhaps you would rather use my abbreviated mental breakdown of BMW automobiles:
– 504. Wait, 507? Well, whatever that really sexy convertible was that I'll never see in person.
– 2002 Alpina, the amazingly cool version of the 2002
– A bunch of square-ish sedans that start with "E"
– M3, the amazingly cool version of those square-ish sedans that start with "E"
– 318i, the amazingly slow version of the square-ish sedans that start with "E"
– That really cool 635CSi Hawk drove on "Spenser for Hire"
– M6, the amazingly cool version of that 635CSi Hawk drove on "Spenser for Hire."
– M1. Wait, Z1? Well, whatever that really sexy supercar was was that I'll never see in person.
– Z3 Roadster
– Z3 Coupe, the amazingly cool version of the Z3
– That really ugly replacement for the Z3 Roadster with the whacked-out side turn indicators
– Some weird SUV things
– BMW X6 M, the amazingly cool version of those weird SUV things.Loading…
M1 = sexy supercar I'll never see in person
Z1 = sexy droptop I'll never see in person, with the weird doors that drop down.Loading…
Z1 was the vertical-door wedge. M1 was the superwedgeLoading…
Bavarian Motor Werks? Is that seriously what BMW stands for?
Will you just sign up for an intense debate acct so my +1 means something?Loading…
What this really points out is BMW's exploding product line. For the longest time it was 3, 5 and 7 Series with an occasional 6 Series. All cars. All done very well. Then, all of a sudden, there's X3, X5, Z3, Z4, Z8, and M versions of those. Wow. Munich is busy.Loading…
i agree… though i have no arguements with the z3 coupe (shooting brake!… and not necessarily sadly known to us U.S. people as the M coupe..)… and honestly… the z4 coupe isn't too bad… like the 3 better… and no problem with the Z8 what-so-ever… there are 3 or or four around indianapolis that i occasionally get to see in parking lots… or driving… but screw all the SUVs…….Loading…