The BMW Century: The Ultimate Performance Machines MOBI

  • Hardcover
  • The BMW Century: The Ultimate Performance Machines
  • Tony Lewin
  • English
  • 04 July 2017
  • 0760350175

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The BMW Century: The Ultimate Performance MachinesSilver MedalWinner of the InternationalAutomotive Media Competition Relive the first one hundred years of Germanys best two and four wheeled ridesEstablished in , BMW is one of the auto and motorcycle industrys oldest and most respected car and motorcycle manufacturers Over the past century, the company went through myriad developments The BMW Century chronicles this remarkable transportation company through images of the cars and motorcycles it manufactured, from theR motorcycle to sleek electric cars of today This handsome volume is filled with images, history, and in depth looks at the incredible machines BMW created year after yearThe BMW Century showcases how the companys new visionary team systematically rebuilt BMW in the post World War II years into the spectacular success we know today that is, a company with sales projected to be upwards of two million cars annually by , led by itsseries, the best selling luxury performance car in the worldWs motorcycle division is no less legendary It began with theavant garde R, which featured adegree, horizontally opposed twin, the engine configuration that would become BMWs hallmark Along the way, BMW would use that configuration to power groundbreaking machines like the RS, RRS, and RGS Beginning in , they would add three and four cylinder machines to their offerings, culminating in todays spectacular SRR sport bikeFrom the pre war motorcycles to the iconic R series twins of the s and s to the mighty M series cars and superbikes of today, The BMW Century offers a full review of German engineering at its finest The book is illustrated with hundreds of historic, contemporary, and racing photographs many sourced from BMWs archives and detailed text relating the BMWs full history This is the one volume no BMW aficionado can be without

About the Author: Tony Lewin

Tony Lewin has spent most of his working life driving cars, analyzing them and reporting on the ups and downs of the global enterprises that build them As a writer and editor for Automotive News Europe he has kept a constant watch on the worlds top carmakers for many years Today, Lewin divides his time between journalism and books He lives in East Sussex, England