BMW 1500-2000, 2000C/CSThe "Neue Klasse" was BMW's answer to the mid-sized 4 door Saloon of the 1960s, featuring 4 cylinder inline engines, McPherson spring struts, semi-trailing arm and disc brakes.
The CS version, pictured left, was built by Karmann and was available with automatic transmission as an option. From 1968 it pioneered dual circuit brakes which then appeared on BMW saloons.
BMW 1502-2002The '02 following the success of the "Neue Klasse" this unique line of 2 door sports saloons set new standards internationally. The '02 combined compact body with Tardis-like space inside and sported the most advanced chassis technology of its day. The 2002 turbo was produced in 1973 and was introduced to supplement the ti version with twin carburettors and the tii with Kugelfischer fuel injection. The '02 was also available as a Touring, Convertible and Baur.
BMW 2800CS - 3.0CSL (e9)Successor to the 2000 CS and also bodied by Karmann, this range of Sports Coupé were available with a wide range of specifications. The top dog being the light-weight CSL with which BMW had great success motor racing. The road going version wasn't quite so light-weight with the heaviest optional extra electric window mechanisms ever!
BMW 5 Series (e28)Major developments were implemented in the second generation 5 Series, better aerodynamics, improved safety and greater comfort. The range of options was also increased with an emphasys on greater fuel economy with 5 speed gearboxes becoming standard and 4 speed automatic transmission.
Build dates: 1981-1988
BMW 7 Series (e23)Based on the e24 6 Series Coupe, the first BMW 7 Series rolled off the production line in 1977. It was the hight of automotive luxury and a World leader in technology. The 732i was the first production car with Digital Motor Electronics. It was also the first to implement ABS braking.
Build dates: 1977-1986