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The German Bavarian Motor Works has been manufacturing preeminent automobiles for more than three-quarters of a century. The fascinating and turbulent history of the BMW family unfolds in this magnificent volume, illustrated with over 90 full-color photographs by noted automotive photographer Klaus Schnitzer. With graphic text and powerful images, this book presents the long line of cars that have created BMW's reputation for clean design, quality engineering, ergonomics, and lively performance.BMW engines currently have camshafts driven by chains, which are automatically kept at proper tension and are meant to last the lifetime of the car. The camshaft itself drives a valve mechanism that is adjusted by hydraulics automatically, creating a valvetrain that BMW claims requires no regular maintenance. Crossflow aluminum cylinder heads. In a crossflow system, the enginea#39;s intake and exhaustanbsp;...

Author:Paul W. Cockerham
Publisher:Todtri Book Pub - 1998-09-01


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