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Old 05-30-2012, 04:01 AM
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Originally Posted by floydarogers View Post
You want to go with the Isetta's motorcycle engine?
Originally Posted by uter View Post

You got it
Anything from about 1 cylinder to 28 cylinders -- to a jet engine -- seems to be the BMW "tradition". (Truth be told, dinging customers for things like floor mats, exhaust tips and the good suspension pieces seems more of a BMW tradition!)

V8 -- I think Hoffman tried selling the 502 in the US and it wasn't a big seller. "In November 1954, at Hoffman's insistence, BMW contracted designer Albrecht von Goertz to design the BMW 503 and the 507."

The Neue Klasse 1602 and then the 2002 appeared on these shores a few years later.

I'm not sure they "officially" imported the 2002 Turbo to the US.
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E91 26K miles, 6-speed, RWD, Alpine, Terra, Xenons, ZSP, ZCW, ZPP, PDC, CA, alarm, M shifter and M brake handle, Euro rear fog light switch, Euro aspheric mirrors, rear power outlets, Euro split armrest, V-1 inside rear headrest, Cocomats (back to the 1970s!), $10 clutch stop mod. CYHY integrated dash cam (latest project).

Others include: Volvo V70 T5 5-speed 212K, original clutch. (Soon to depart. )

"I will give up my stick shift when they pry it from my cold dead hand!"
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