BMW Cars and a Couple of Their Most Famous Models
After 1949, BMW continued to develop new vehicles, creating the BMW 501,502 and 507 engines and later on the 1500, the 1600, the 1800 and the 2002.
In their early years, the BMW's New Class, a range of sporting coupes and sedans, were made and continued to be developed until 2002. It was the popularity of the New Class range that impressed car fans and really set BMW in good stead to become an established global car maker. All of the cars in the New Class collection were fitted with the M10 four-cylinder engine; they also featured a fully independent suspension system and front disc brakes for safer and faster breaking.
Now in its fifth generation, the mid-sized executive BMW 3 Series is currently in its fifth generation of production. It was so popular that it is now been adapted and is available as the convertible E93, the coupe E92, the sporty sedan E90 and the station wagon E91 models. It has even been adapted into the 5 Series Gran Turismo, which is a fusion of a station wagon and a crossover SUV.
Perhaps the most popular executive sedan from BMW is the 7 Series and it has even caused a number of models to be made as offshoots. This has much to do with the success of the iDrive system as it was the first model to utilise a hydrogen fuelled internal combustion engine, which releases only clean water as vapour.