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Before becoming a well-known automotive journalist and writer in England, Graham Robson was an engineer at Triumph after studying mechanics at Oxford. G20 with the controversial grille, knowing that since 2014 the M3 4-door is supported by the M4 Coupé.
If you like mechanics, you will be served because the book, without forgetting to mention the line, the options or the running gear, focuses primarily on mechanics. Because yes, BMW is above all a great engine manufacturer, and the “behemoths” that enchanted our childhood were certainly a “face” but also a sporty soul thanks to mechanicals as sophisticated as they were efficient.
After an introductory chapter recalling the metamorphosis of BMW in the 1960s with the advent of “Neue Klasse” saloons in 1961 and then the rise of the Bavarian firm which relied on competition with the 6-cylinder Formula 2 and the creation of the Motorsport department in 1972, comes the time to study all the M3 and M4 for 35 years.
With each generation, the author therefore enters very sharply into the technical details of the different engines, from the original 2.3-litre 4-cylinder of the first M3 to the 6-cylinder, which arrives on the 1992 E36, even more successful than its predecessor, then to the V8 which appeared on the E90. The in-depth analysis of the architecture of the engines is accompanied by fabulous photographs and drawings from the BMW archives, which allow you to dive deep into the bowels of these legendary engines. Goldsmithery made of cylinder heads, valves, crankshafts and other high-precision parts, as well as sequential gearboxes whose cogs can also be discovered.
The first M3 was designed above all for racing and the author does not forget to recall the incredible track record of the E30 in tourism, in the Endurance races of the 24 hours of Spa or of course in rallying, as in attested to Bernard Beguin’s victory in the Tour de Corse. A second chapter then returns to the exploits of the M3 GTR of 2001 (quickly banned by the ALMS), the M3 GT2 and then the M3 and M4 of the DTM. The whole thing ends with a review of the M family, the technical and performance data of all generations as well as a summary of the engines.
A must have for any BMW and M3 fan.
- Publication date: 08/06/2022
- Number of pages: 192
- Author: Graham Robson
- EAN 13: 9791028305048
- Publisher: ETAI ALBUMS
- Size: 240X290mm
- Number of illustrations: 263
- Price: 59 euro
The book BMW M3/M4, the complete history of accomplished sports cars, offers an overview rich in technical details, in particular on the engines, which have always constituted the soul and the reputation of Bavarian sports sedans.