Complete Book of BMW: Every Model Since 1950 (used hardcover)

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Author: Tony Lewin; Format: Hardcover; ISBN: 0760319510; Publisher: Motorbooks; Release Date: 2004; List Price: $55.00; Length: 383 pages; Edition: 1; Other: Illustrated. Condition: Very Good. NO DUST JACKET. Cover is still in overall great shape, binding is intact but loose from weight of pages (could use a little book glue for reinforcement), and pages all look beautiful. Image shown is of actual product.

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The Complete Book of BMW is a master work. The word "definitive" is a bold claim, but this book should be viewed in that light. It is the most comprehensive survey of BMW Group models from the 501 right up to this year's 1 and 6 Series published in the English language. Data tables covering specifications, production volumes and prices will be invaluable to the BMW enthusiast and the layout and production volumes are second to none. Tony Lewin deserves high praise for this outstanding book. BMW is the most remarkable phenomenon to hit the auto industry in a generation. Celebrated for its luxury sports cars, motorcycles and aero engines in the pre-war era, it squandered its glamorous heritage in the 1950s; on its knees and near-bankrupt, it was rejected as a lost cause when offered by desperate banks to Mercedes-Benz. But thanks to a wealthy German aristocrat, a brilliant engineer, and a young and inspirational manager, Mercedes would soon regret not having scooped up the once-glorious firm. Pioneering the concept of the compact, high-quality sports saloon, the visionary new team systematically built BMW into the spectacular success we know today. Through the most expressive medium of all--the cars themselves--The Complete Book of BMW tells the story of one of the most remarkable turnarounds of the century.

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