BMW TOURING £2,349
Three-door sports Coupé with station wagon features. Half the rear backrest can be folded flat or the whole of it, to carry three or two people with a lot of bulky luggage. Plugs are provided for injection of anti-corrosion compound into vulnerable parts of the structure. Engine options are the carburettor 100 b.h.p. 2-litre or the injection 130 b.h.p. version.
BMW 520 £2,350 approx.
Guaranteed for six years against rust and corrosion, this replacement for the four-door 2000 that re-established BMW fortunes is longer, roomier, more comfortable. Among improvements is a new cylinder head as on six-cylinder models, giving 115 b.h.p. 107 m.p.h., on carburettors, or 130 b.h.p. 114 m.p.h. on injection using low-lead fuel. Reinforced doors and roof. Quartz clock.
BMW 3.0 Si £4,130
Most powerful BMW saloon yet. The smooth six-cylinder engine with the triple-cone combustion chambers can now be had with Bosch electronic fuel injection pushing output up to 200 b.h.p. and maximum speed to over 130 m.p.h. Power steering is fitted and BW automatic transmission is available. Accelerating from 0 to 100 m.p.h. in under 21 seconds, this roomy saloon makes many sports models look foolish.
BMW 3.0 CS £6,199
Swiftly the performance potential of this graceful BMW Coupé has risen. From 2.8 the engine went to 3-litres first with carburetters, then with injection. Now the British market receives a new lightweight version developed from the race-winning factory team models for peak road performance. Light alloy bonnet, doors and boot lid cut the weight and wide radial tyres on special wheels maintain its grip on the road.
Paul Bracq, chief of the BMW design studios, evolved the body for an experimental Turbo Coupé. Its exhaust-supercharged 2-litre engine, mid-mounted crosswise, can deliver up to 280 bhp. Behind it is a fair-sized luggage boot. In the cockpit, tiny lamps on a fault-finding chart signal any trouble in braking & electrical system. Nose & tail of the body are foam -filled plastic which resumes its shape after minor impacts.
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