1930 3/15 PS:
In van configuration, only two seats and a cargo area.
This example did duty as the BMW plant's customer service vehicle
Passenger version, basically an Austin Seven, manufactured under license:
spare wheel, drilled for lightness
1939 328 Superleggera
This example was built to compete in the 1939 24 Hours of LeMans. The car won the two liter class and was an overall winner of the 1940 Mille Miglia.
it appears that they still bring the car out to use in select vintage events
Yet another 1939 328:
And now a 327/8 in stock, coupe form:
hood vent detail
1937 327 Sports Convertible:
And into a (slightly) more modern age. 1955 502 Coupé:
"An opulent vehicle, made for gentlemen"
note the St. Christopher wheel center
1956 503 Coupé. Far more sporting than the precedent 502:
"An elegant vehicle, for the economic miracle"
The iconic 1955 Isetta "bubble car":
about a bajillion times cooler than a modern smart car
The always-stunning 1956 507:
Elvis owned one of these beauties
fantastic color combo
The awkward-yet-geeky-cool 1964 700:
1965 2000 CS, the Neue Klasse Coupé:
1966 2000 TI racer:
...which beget the 2002 and the entire 3-series:
And speaking of the 2002, 1966 Inka Orange 2002TI:
Stunning 1971 3.0 CSi:
Stack o' 70s sedans:
The legendary M1, BMW's first (only?) supercar:
weird wheels, but I love the style
these were relative flops in the day, selling less than 500 examples over the car's lifespan
E28 M5, a sleeper sedan that was powered by the M1's silky smooth straight six engine:
The much-loved E30 M3, this one in top-spec Sport Evolution guise:
only 600 Sport Evolutions were made, built with a hotter 2.5l six
E30 325ix wagon, the US sadly never received the E30 wagons:
note the doors that lower into the bodywork
Compare the athletic elegance above with this ugly 1999 Z9 GT show car...
On to some of the race cars on display:
2006 Sauber F1.06:
Super-wide 1975 BMW 3.0 CSL:
I love how the interior still has many stock elements
it's hard to go wrong w/period-correct BBS "basketweaves"
M-stripes are comprised of light blue for Bavaria, red for racing and purple, blending the two colors
yeah, I was obviously smitten with this one
Almost-as-cool 1977 320:
same spirit, but the 3-series just doesn't look as sinister as the predecessor
Getting back on track (literally and figuratively), an E30 M3 DTM car:
And finishing up with a few more sedans with massive horsepower, a trio of brand-new, 560 HP M5s are about to go out on test drives.