You see it on a regular basis in sports activities, the place analysts and broadcasters will discuss an all-era group, a group constructed from all of a sure franchise’s greatest gamers, no matter period. So we thought we’d leap in on the social gathering and do a kind of all-era group of our personal, simply with a BMWBLOG twist.
Principally, the concept is to create a single BMW, utilizing elements from any Bavarian automotive of any period, ever. For instance, in case you actually just like the E46 body style however need an E30 M3 engine, F90 M5 xDrive and the inside of a G11 7 Series, that may be your all-era BMW.
I’ll go first, creating my very personal all-era BMW and you then positive readers can comply with swimsuit.
To start out with, I’m going to go together with the physique of a BMW 507. I imply, severely, is there a prettier BMW within the historical past of the model? It’s an achingly fairly automotive and I will need to have one. Not solely is it attractive nevertheless it’s the kind of automotive that BMW has but to make since. Each luxurious convertible from the Bavarians since has been extra efficiency oriented, whereas the 507 was about being attractive, over-engineered and simply pretty. Efficiency wasn’t its predominant goal.
So far as its engine, I’d swap the 507’s inventory V8 with one other Bavarian V8. I’d go together with the four.9 liter, naturally-aspirated V8 from the E39 BMW M5. With nearly 400 hp, it’s highly effective however not overly so and it makes an important noise. It’s the proper engine for a automotive just like the 507, in case you ask me. It will additionally get the six-speed guide from the E39 M5, as properly.
It will stay rear-wheel drive, because the automotive gods meant and I wouldn’t even hassle with a elaborate diff, because the 507 isn’t about skids.
Inside, I really wouldn’t change a factor from the inventory 507. Its inside remains to be spectacular at the moment, as completely all the pieces, from the solar visors to the door handles, is totally over-engineered to the purpose of insanity. It’s spectacular and lovely. Though, I used to be tempted to select the inside of the BMW Z8.
In order that’s my all-era BMW. It represents among the greatest from BMW in all of its 100 years. It packs its most lovely physique and inside with its greatest V8 and a stage of engineering that no Bimmer has seen since. So what’s yours?