BMW's 3-Series models came of age during the Nineties, setting new standards of luxury, performance and desirability. This volume tells their story, offering a concise yet comprehensive reference to their design and development and to the many specification changes which have been applied to their engines, transmission and other mechanical units as well as to the cars' bodywork and interior equipment. Includes production performance figures.Multi-national assembly 3-Series manufacture, as opposed to pure assembly of parts from kits supplied from Germany, has ... cars, such that by the 1990s a considerable proportion of the South African-built E36 models was locally- manufactured. ... at the time the facilities in Germany were turning over to E46 assembly; all of those cars had manual transmission. ... a huge new engine factory at Hams Hall, near Birmingham, which would service both Rover and BMW product ranges.
|Title||:||BMW 3-Series, 1991-1999|
|Publisher||:||Motor Racing Publications - 2000-07-30|