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History: BMW E1 – Pioneer for electro-mobility

We are continuing today our series of articles on BMW’s past concepts and prototypes, some interesting vehicles that set course for many models to come. Next in line, it’s the BMW E1, an electric vehicle…

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History: BMW Z1 Coupe

BMW Technik GmbH was launched in 1985 with the mission to develop innovative solutions for a large number of aspects associated with individual mobility. The specialists working in the newly established department were able to…

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Concept Study: BMW Z9 Gran Turismo

Unveiled at the 1999 Frankfurt Motor Show, the BMW Z9 (or Z9 Gran Turismo, Z9 GT) was designed by Chris Bangle, ex-Chief Designer of BMW Group, and represented an important turning point in the subsequent…

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Design Study: BMW Z13 – The Personal Car

In 1993, the engineers at BMW Technik GmbH were given a new and exciting mission: the search was on for a contemporary compact vehicle with mould-breaking active and passive safety, enhanced comfort, impressive performance, and…

Formula 1 technlogy for the road: The 2001 BMW Z29