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A Month of Celebrating BMW: The Bavarian Experience

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
May 24, 2013
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BMW perfected the sports sedan. This simple concept, a winning blend of practicality, performance, stealth, and comfort is something we take for granted today, with competitors from across the globe selling their best imitation Ultimate Driving Machines. Somehow, though, none seem to be able to capture the elusive BMW feel, a magic mix of control weighting, feedback, and response—it’s difficult to quantify exactly what makes a Beemer so special, but if you’ve ever driven one, you understand almost immediately.

Many of us got our first taste of a real driver’s car in a BMW, maybe in the boxy-yet-seductive shape of a slightly scruffy, second-hand Neue Klasse, E21, E30, or even E36. Our first furtive steps towards mastering throttle control, cadence braking, apex clipping, and oversteer—the most fun you can have in a car, brought to you by Munich’s generations-deep dedication to the art of chassis tuning and rear wheel drive.

Across the decades, BMW has created a disproportionately-large percentage of the world’s all-time great driving machines, from 1930s-era 328s through the 2002, CSL, M1, M3, M5, and countless others—we want to celebrate them all. Throughout the month of June we will dedicate much of our time and resources to bringing you Bavaria’s best, from insightful owner interviews, stories, original photography, fascinating and untold anecdotes, factory advertising, and of course, our trademark video profiles. Stay tuned; it’s going to be an exciting month.

Check out our teaser below on The Bavarian Experience videos coming in June.

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Andrew dAlbenas
Andrew dAlbenas

What type of wheels are those on the E9? Classic BBS E50’s?

Taras Odulak
Taras Odulak

Raced e21s, owned an e28, an e36 and now an M3 e46….. Nothing like a roundel automobile….

HSW
HSW

Can’t wait for the videos!

My first BMW was a gray 81 320i shod with gold 15″ BBS on 205/50s and wore an OEM IS spoiler and white front turn signals Loved it till I crashed it. Currently I scoot around in an e46 M. It is a great fun to drive, but not as fun as my e30 318is. This is where the argument for ‘it is more fun to drive a slow car fast, than to drive a fast car slow’ reigns true!

Anyone else love the flavor of amber dials as much as I do?

hookemdevils22
hookemdevils22

BMW has certainly made some amazing sport sedans over the years, but my E46 was beyond underwhelming.

Derek Jarman
Derek Jarman

I am looking forward to the month of June! My first was a 85 325e – loved that car, it got me hooked on BMW’s. I had always loved the look of the e30 Touring’s, but there aren’t very many around in my neck of the woods. After the 325e was passed on I went with out for a few years until our current Touring came available to us a few months back. There is still a spot in the garage reserved for a 2002ti that I am on the hunt for.

Brooks Wade
Brooks Wade

Even though my initials are BMW I was raised in Mercedes and always had an affinity to Audi’s (started with a B6 S4 then moved up to the big boy C5 RS6). But after 24 years of carrying the BMW initials I decided to add one to my fleet! I picked up a pristine E28 M5 a couple months ago and now I’m hooked! Next up on the BMW front is either a modified 2002 or (if I can find one at the right price) an E30 M3.

John Papalardo
John Papalardo

Can’t wait for the videos, I have owned/drive many an /Mblembed sedan over the years and now am searching for the perfect Bavaria. This [url=”http://www.dailyturismo.com/2013/05/10k-like-new-six-1972-bmw-bavaria-30.html”]72 Bavaria 3.0[/url] featured on DT comes close, but I don’t like black paint.

Can’t wait for June!

Leucea Alexandru
Leucea Alexandru

My first car was a ’95 Bmw 3 series Coupe with the 2.0 24v inline 6 engine. One of the best experiences i ever had. Crisp handling, accurate throttle response, great chassis, beautiful engine. Overall, a driver’s package. The car was 14 years old when i bought it. It never let me down and it was so exciting to drive. Very well built. One has to drive a Bmw in order to understand what i’m talking about. It is so rewarding.

Niklaus Gingro
Niklaus Gingro

My first BMW was a ’97 E36 M3 Coupe – what an amazing car. That’s really when I learned how to drive a performance car – I’d owned other performance oriented models before (like the ’89 Saab 900 Turbo) but none compared to that BMW.

David Dang
David Dang
My first car was 71 VW beetle but only drove it around the block and in parking lots cause I was too young to have license. I still own 2 currently, 1964 and a 1956. But my real first car was in high school when I finally got my license and my dad gave me his old 1981 BMW 320i. It may not be the nicest or fastest but man I love this little Bimmer and to this day it’s still in my family since new. My wife and friends all think I’m nuts but I currently have 3 BMW’s… Read more »
Erwan Brillot
Erwan Brillot

David,

Your car is absolutely georgous. I “only” had modern BMW’s but my heart right now is tearing appart between old Alfa’s and BMW. I have to say, the E9 is kind of a good choice 🙂

Maximilian Groß
Maximilian Groß

Beautiful car. My love for BMW’s I6s began with an E30 320i Cabriolet as well … great cars which still today drive simply superb but with this extra mechanical feel only older cars can deliver.

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