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BMW 5 and 6 Series: books - history, models and technology

A book on the BMW Series 5 and 6 passenger cars? Here are illustrated books on the history, models and technology of BMW.

BMW Classic 5 Series 1972-2003 (New Edition)

This book tells the complete BMW 5 series story, in the pre-Bangle classic era, covering E12, E28, E34 and E39 models, the enthusiast cars that invented the modern sports sedan and created BMW's ultimate driving machine image.
Follow the evolution of BMW's middle child through the decades in all major markets. Marvel at the mystique of BMW's motorsport and exotic tuner cars reaching the 180mph milestone on V8 power.
Consider BMW's phoenix-like rise from the ashes of WWII, regaining its sports, luxury reputation, and powering on to become the ultimate business machine under chairman Eberhard von Kuenheim.

This new paperback edition features 22 new images, and new information about the genesis of BMW Motorsport GmbH and its early cars.

  • The complete story of the classic BMW 5 series
  • Covers all models from 1972-2003
  • Includes archive photos of collector's models and German tuners
  • This new edition features many new colour pictures, updated text and a new "Meet the Tuners" section
  • Details collector BMWs and tuner information
  • Detailed accounts of BMWs electronic and engineering achievements
  • Special write-ups from BMW tuning legends
  • Includes detailed specification tables.
Author:Marc Cranswick
Specs:232 pages, 25 x 21 x 1.9 cm / 9.8 x 8.25 x 0.75 in, paperback
Illustrations:250 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2021)
EAN:9781787117754
Book: BMW Classic 5 Series 1972-2003 (New Edition)

BMW Classic 5 Series 1972-2003 (New Edition)

Language: English

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The BMW 5 Series and X5 - A History of Production Cars and Tuner Specials, 1972-2008

BMW is a company associated with motoring firsts. The very idea of a sports sedan was merely a novelty until BMW introduced the 5 series in 1972. As BMW's "middle child," the 5 series has drawn features from the company's smallest and largest models, establishing a reputation for performance and practicality through multiple generations.

This book covers the history of the 5 series midsize sedan and the related X5 SUV from September 1972 to the E60's major makeover for 2008 and the recent development of the E70 X5. Specific mechanical, electronic and cosmetic changes are described, including the time of and reasons for their introduction. Several aspects of BMW's corporate history and technically related models such as the 6-series are also described, as are aftermarket modifications by Alpina, Hartge, and other specialist BMW tuners and speed shops.

Author:Marc Cranswick
Specs:275 pages, 25 x 17.5 x 1.8 cm / 9.8 x 6.9 x 0.71 in, paperback
Illustrations:150 b&w and 50 colour photographs
Publisher:McFarland & Co Inc (USA, 2010)
EAN:9780786443512
Book: The BMW 5 Series and X5 - A History of Production Cars and Tuner Specials, 1972-2008

The BMW 5 Series and X5 - A History of Production Cars and Tuner Specials, 1972-2008

Language: English

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BMW 5 Series (1988-1995) - Brooklands Gold Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about the BMW 5-Series models (3rd generation) from the period 1988-1995.

  • The articles, taken from contemporary British and American car magazines, provide much information about history, model changes and technology.
  • Also driving impressions, tests, comparison tests, technical specifications, etc.

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Specs:172 pages, 27 x 20 x 0.9 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.35 in, paperback
Illustrations:300 b&w photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 1999)
Series:Gold Portfolio
EAN:9781855204850
Book: BMW 5 Series (1988-1995) - Brooklands Gold Portfolio

BMW 5 Series (1988-1995)

Language: English

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BMW 6 Series (1976-1989) - Brooklands Ultimate Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about the BMW 6-Series models from the years 1976-1989. Describes the BMW 630CS, 633CSi, 630 Alpina, 630CSi, M635CSi, 635CSi, 628CSi, 633CSi turbo and 635CSi automatic.

  • The 65 articles, taken from contemporary British and American car magazines, provide much information about history, model changes and technology.
  • Also driving impressions, tests, comparison tests, technical specifications, etc.

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Author:R. M. Clarke
Specs:216 pages, 27 x 20 x 1.3 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.51 in, paperback
Illustrations:600 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 2003)
EAN:9781855206441
Book: BMW 6 Series (1976-1989) - Brooklands Ultimate Portfolio

BMW 6 Series (1976-1989)

Language: English

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BMW 6 Series Enthusiast's Companion

In his BMW 6 Series Enthusiast's Companion, Jeremy Walton presents the history of one of BMW's most revered lines: the "Sixers", from the 3.0 liter, 126 mph 630Csi to the 155 mph M6 35Csi with its fabulous 24-valve motor. Walton discusses 6 Series origins, design and engineering development, racing history, and sales statistics in both America and Europe.

The book is generously illustrated with rare photos and line drawings. New to this edition is the tale of the author's own experience in buying and restoring a 6 Series to daily driver status, as well as six appendices filled with useful statistics and information: German production/US sales figures; performance figures; factory backed racing achievements; collectable 6 Series specs; racing chassis numbers and clients, and a comprehensive spotters guide outlining year by year production specifications and changes.

Features:
- Insider information on the 6 Series engine development
- The most comprehensive 6 Series racing history available.
- Spotter's Guide detailing technical data and year-by-year model changes for all E24 models sold in the U.S., including L6 and M6 models.
- Beautiful Sixer photos from official BMW archives and well-known BMW racing photographers.
- Official factory performance figures and specs for each year of 6 Series production.
- Official sales records for both US and European models.

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Author:Jeremy Walton
Specs:240 pages, 25 x 23 x 1.5 cm / 9.8 x 9.1 x 0.59 in, paperback
Illustrations:185 b&w photographs
Publisher:Bentley Publishers (USA, 2003)
Series:Bentley Enthusiast's Companion
EAN:9780837601939
Book: BMW 6 Series Enthusiast's Companion

BMW 6 Series Enthusiast's Companion

Language: English

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