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1994 BMW 840Ci (E31)

Spotted this lovely 1994 BMW 840Ci with the wonderful pop-up headlamps. The 840Ci was the entry level 8 series in this time period, but it still rocked a V8 and was well equipped in it’s time. I was only able to get shots from the side and rear because it was parked so close to that pickup truck!  Enjoy/

And check out some previous BMW posts:

1987 BMW 635 CSi (E24)

1972 BMW Bavaria (E3)

1990 BMW 318i coupe

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1990 BMW 318i coupe

Spotted this lovely E30 BMW in Silverlake, Los Angeles CA.  The rims choice sets off the teal paint very nicely.

1990 BMW 318i Coupe (1)1990 BMW 318i Coupe (2)1990 BMW 318i Coupe (3)

Check out some other BMW’s we have featured on LA Car Spotting.

1972 BMW Bavaria (E3)

1987 BMW 635 CSi (E24)

And some info about the E30 BMW 318i:

The BMW E30 is an entry-level luxury car which was produced by BMW from 1982 to 1994. The initial models used the coupe(two-door sedan) body style. Four-door sedan models were introduced in 1983, convertibles were introduced in 1985 and estate(“Touring”) models were introduced in 1987. The E36 replaced the E30 coupe models in 1990, with other E30 body styles being phased out of production until the final E30 model, a Touring, was produced in 1994.
The E30 was the first 3 Series to be available in wagon and four-door sedan body styles. It was also the first 3 Series to offer a diesel engine, and all-wheel drive was introduced to the 3 Series range with the 325iX model. The BMW Z1 roadster was based on the E30 platform.
The first BMW M3 was built on the E30 platform. The E30 M3 is powered by the high-revving BMW S14 four-cylinder petrol engine, which produced 175 kW (235 hp) in its final European-only iteration.

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1970 BMW 02 Series – 1602/2002

Now this is a car that has seen it’s fair share of abuse and neglect.  At least in the looks department, this 1970 BMW 02 Series has seen better days.  Yet even beneath the rust and grime, the soft curves and sweepings lines of the 2002 are hard to ignore. Did you know that BMW’s first turbo production car was the 2002 Turbo?

1970 BMW 2002 (1)1970 BMW 2002 (2)

Other BMW’s we’ve spotted:

1972 BMW Bavaria (E3)

1987 BMW 635 CSi (E24)


 

Some info about the 2002 via Wiki:

The BMW 02 Series is a range of compact executive cars produced by German automaker BMW between 1966 and 1977, based on a shortened version of the New Class Sedans. The 02 Series caught enthusiasts’ attention and established BMW as an international brand.
The 1600-2 (the “-2” meaning “2-door”) made its debut at the Geneva auto show in March 1966 and was sold through 1975, with the designation being simplified to “1602” in 1971. The 1.6 L M10 engine produced 63 kW (84 hp) at 5,700 rpm and 130 N·m (96 lb·ft) at 3,500 rpm. In 1968, Road & Track declared the US$2676 1600 “a great automobile for the price”.
A high performance version, the 1600 TI, was introduced in September 1967. With a compression ratio of 9.5:1 and the dual Solex PHH side-draft carburettor system from the 1800 TI, the 1600 TI produced 82 kW (110 hp) at 6,000 rpm. Kerb weight for the 1600 TI is 960 kg (2,120 lb).
Helmut Werner Bönsch, BMW’s director of product planning, and Alex von Falkenhausen, designer of the M10 engine, each had a two litre engine installed in a 1600-2 for their respective personal use. When they realized they had both made the same modification to their own cars, they prepared a joint proposal to BMW’s board to manufacture a two litre version of the 1600-2. At the same time, American importer Max Hoffman was asking BMW for a sporting version of the 02 series that could be sold in the United States.

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