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History The second generation of BMW’s 3 series was introduced in late 1982. Where the predecessor E21 had only been available as two-door sedan (not counting the partial convertibles by Baur), the E30 was sold in a total of four body styles. The four-door sedan, convertible, and station wagon (Touring […]

BMW 3 series (E30)


History The Jaguar Mk 2 was introduced in late 1959 as successor to the Mk 1. It was the medium-sized saloon/sedan in Jaguar’s lineup, positioned below the larger Mk IX and Mk X. It was powered by various versions of the XK engine, being available with the 2.4l, 3.4l, and […]

Jaguar Mk 2




History The fifth-generation 3-series was introduced in 2005, as successor to the successful E46. Each model now received its own code: E90 sedan, E91 touring, E92 coupé, E93 convertible. After the controversial E65 7-series and E60 5-series, BMW decided to play it safe with the E90’s styling, resulting in a […]

BMW 3 series (E9x)



History The first Volkswagen Golf was introduced in 1974 as the successor to the Beetle. It was a radical departure from the previous Volkswagen approach of air-cooled rear engines. While the Golf surely wasn’t the first front-wheel drive car (the Mini used the concept much earlier) or car with rear […]

VW Golf I GTI




History The E46 3 series was introduced in 1998 as successor to the E36 model. It can be considered an evolutionary upgrade of the E36, as the initial engines are revised versions of the engines offered in the E36 (M43, M52), and the interior (instrument cluster, front seats, steering wheel, […]

BMW 3 series (E46)


To me, modern BMW car history begins with the introduction of the Neue Klasse in 1962. This modern sedan, with its newly developed front-mounted engine (the famous M10) and rear-wheel drive, was a turning point for the then-struggling car and motorcycle manufacturer. Most modern BMW cars can trace their lineage […]

The BMW family tree