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The Allrad E30 Part II

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This is part two of the ‘Allrad E30’ which you can find Part I Here. I never quite explained where the ‘allrad’ name of the last article came from. Allrad is an abbreviation for the german word, Allradantrieb, meaning all wheel drive. And the 325iX became BMW’s first venture into the all wheel drive market. Four … Continue reading

The Allrad E30 Part 1

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The year was 1980 and it dawned a new day in automobile advancement. The previous decade was ruled by muscle cars with Holley carburetors, leaf springs and backfiring V-8’s.  But by the late seventies big blocks and Hemi’s were past their prime. Emissions restrictions in the United States limited fuel consumption and forced automakers to … Continue reading

BMW Turbos

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The Modern Turbo: BMW’s New Venture in Turbocharging? Should a turbocharger sit under the hood of a BMW? Until recently, it was an uncommon site to see a turbocharger nestled beneath the hood of a BMW. It seems that the recent push for ‘green’ technology has been influencing innovation, especially in automobile design. Most manufacturers … Continue reading