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Old 02-08-2020, 12:51 PM
John in VA John in VA is offline
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Originally Posted by Autoputzer View Post
Although the E21 was the first "3 Series," the "two-door sports sedan" was defined by the E10, the car that saved BMW from being a division of Daimler-Benz.
Not to quibble over E10 vs. Typ 114 vs. 2002, but yes, it was the 1600/2002 that put BMW on the map. The E21 was such a dog in the handling department, even with the "S" package. The E30 was an enormous improvement.
Here's my '74 2002tii:

BMW CCA #30375 - National Capital Chapter
1974 2002tii
1986 535i
2000 328i
2003 530i
2006 330ic ZHP
2015 228i M Sport
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