1971 BMW 1600

The BMW 1600 was the replacement to the 1500, in the new class of BMWs. Designed as an economy car the 1600 set the standard of combing top notch performance for an unbeatable price. In 1968 the 1600 retailed at about $2700, the American car magazine Road Truck said, "a great automobile for the price". Equipped with a 1.6-liter BMW M10 that delivered 84 horsepower with a top speed of 105 mph and a 0-60 time of 12 seconds. The 1600 offered more for less, gone were the days of BMW only being owned by the extremely affluent and famous and now anyone could get behind the wheel of precision machinery.

The German based company of Bayerische Motoren Werke, more formally known as BMW got its start from the merger of three other manufacturing companies coming together in 1916. Initially the company produced aircraft engines but were forced to cease production per order of the Treaty of Versailles. Then producing various farm equipment, railway brakes, household items, motorcycles engines, and other small manufacturing pieces in order to stay in business. In 1929, after the purchase of Fahrzeugfabrik Eisenach who produced Austin Sevens, BMW began manufacturing cars. At first turning Austin Seven cars into 6-cylinder luxury vehicles, with the first car produced entirely by BMW arriving in 1932 still influence by its Sevens predecessors. The BMW 328 was released in 1936 with its own redesigned 2-liter overhead valve 6-straight petrol engine the M328. The 328 experienced instant race success at its introduction in the Eifelrennen race, and more in the following years with more than 100 wins in 1937.

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