BMW 6 Series Enthusiasts finally have their wish with the release of the BMW 6 Series Enthusiast s Companion, written by the well known automotive journalist and former sedan racer Jeremy Walton The author traces the development of the BMW 6 Series manufactured from 1976 1989 , along with its sales and racing history in both Europe and the U.S., in this extremely detailed and readable volume The BMW 6 Series Enthusiast s Companion coverage includes Insider information on the development of the 6 Series and its engine Official factory performance figures and specifications for each year of 6 Series production Beautiful Sixer photos from BMW s official archives, the author s collection, and well known BMW racing photographers such as Klaus Schnitzer Official sales records for both European and US models The most comprehensive Sixer racing history available Tips on purchasing, ownership and restoration of 6 Series BMWs The BMW 6 Series Enthusiast s Companion is a must for all 6 Series owners who are interested in the history and evolution of the big, beautiful Bimmer, the car that seduced so many enthusiasts in the 1970 s and 1980 s and continues to win hearts across the globe....
|Title||:||BMW 6 Series Enthusiast's Companion|
|Publisher||:||Bentley Publishers New edition edition May 1, 2003|
|Number of Pages||:||240 pages|
|File Size||:||598 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
BMW 6 Series Enthusiast's Companion Reviews
This book would serve as a decent coaster, or door stop, but that is where its usefullness ends. It is clear that the "author" was given a task, and he labored to fill pages. The book starts with discussions of many other models, and when it finally does get to the BMW e24 it throws some random facts together to finish the book. Save your money, don't buy it
Very nice book!
Great book on the history of the BMW "Big Coupe". I currently own an 86 635CSi and learrned much about my car through this book. If you are an owner of an e24 6 series, buy this book and the Bentley e-28 5 series service manual.
There isn't much out there for owners of the 635 csi's. This one is decent, but there aren't enough photos and it lacks information in some respects. Too much emphasis on the M, of course.
This book is the most up to date one on the market. The only problem is that it tends to focus on alot of the european models. The BMW Buyers Guide from Fred Larimer is more useful on US models.
I just finished reading the book and find it a comprehensive look at BMWs (in my opinion) finest work. The author is an experienced automotive writer and he was able to recall many personal experiences when the vehicle was launched, as well as his life with his privately owned 6 series. I liked the way the book chronicled the previous BMW coupe offerings as well as discussing the relative failure of the 8 series that replaced the 6. I wish it would have had more color pictures, but that is a minor ding on a very good product.
Given the fact that this is the only book available (to my knowledge) on the great BMW E24 6 series, it is a must for fans. Apart from that, there is heaps of info on all the different models and on BMW history. Jeremy Walton has certainly his share of research. There are just a few things that I would like to have read about/improved, but these things are just minor things. Some topics are not covered in chronological order, which makes it a bit confusing. The good things about this book is that is covers cars manufactured for both the American market as well as the European market (although I get the impression that mr. Walton focusses more on the English market), so it is a good read both sides of the atlantic. Bearing that in mind, most numbers are given in American and European units. Good stuff!