This sprawling photographic history spans the entire range of memorable automobiles of Bayerische Motorenwerke from the early 1928 3 15 a rebadged Austin Seven to the Z8 roadster that took the automotive world by storm in 2000 The story is related in complete series and model histories, and overviews of the company s forays into motorsport Gorgeously illustrated with rare, archival imagery and modern color photography, this lavish treatment features classics like the elegant pre war 328, post war 502 luxury saloons, the curious single cylinder Isetta, 507 sports cars, the revolutionary 2002 Turbo, the M1 supercar, the Z3 roadster and much ....
|Publisher||:||Motorbooks First edition January 12, 2002|
|Number of Pages||:||168 pages|
|File Size||:||990 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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BMW Cars Reviews
The writing isn't exactly Shakespeare. There are occassional run-on
Good as expected.
A Marque with a historical impact.
bought as gift for nephew - he loved it. could have been more complete, some models missing. all in all a good buy.
I picked up this book because of my uncontrolled love for BMW's, and as I expected it was unbelievable, a well put together book that described the history, automobiles, company and people that were and are involved to build these fine forms of transportation, cars of motorcycles alike, that we know today. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves cars (German cars in particular), and enjoys reading about automobile history and the formation of a global auto power. Pictures are plentiful and very clear.
This book is worth reading because it is not the usual company line that you often get from car-related books that are friendly to their subject. This book attempts to tell a more complicated tale about the automobile maker. The photos are lovely and reveal a surprsingly varied number of old BMW designs. This is not a huge acadameic text though. It's really just a relatively thin coffee table book. But if that's just what you need, go for it. It's annoyingly hard to find similar books about BMW in typical bookstores, as the stores always seem to only have room for books about pure sport models like Porsche, Ferrari, and corvettes etc., so this was a welcome change of pace.
The book is a good read if you are interested in the history of the BMW company, but it has very little information on the cars themselves. The writing is correct and entertaining. The pictures are of correct quality even if they tend to look like they were taken from a sales brochure. An easy read for the BMW or car history fanatic.