Monday, February 27, 2012

A Design Web Site Takes Notice

I found this here, courtesy of the BMW2002faq forum:

Very nice that the NK design is still appreciated in some quarters...

"BMW Neue Klasse / 4 Doors of Fun

Yes, a predecessor to the forever iconic 2002 and e9 models that started production in 1962 with the 1500 model. This model is considered the one that saved the nearly bankrupt company. The 1500 ultimately turned into the 1600, 1800, and 2000 models, these model numbers represent the engine displacement. And speaking of engines, this is where the M10 / four cylinder engine was born. This engine was placed within BMW cars up until 1988, what a run!

The resemblance to the 4 door 1600 and 2002 models is evident by glancing at the front nose. But after that, it starts to change a bit – 4 doors, wider stance, and a flat panel trunk lid are the initial things one will notice.

Designer –
Giovanni Michelotti is the pen and paper behind this car, a known car designer of the 20th century, having contributed to BMW, Lancia, Maserati, Triumph, and more. You can see the Italian influence in the overall design of the BMW NK series, from the four doors up to the 2002 model."

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 12:21AM
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