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BMW M 135i Manhart Performance

The refiners from Manhart Performance unveiled one of the visually and technically most spectacular interpretations of the current BMW compact class top athlete last December: The M135i’s evolution into the “MH1 400”.

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Manhart Performance thus tailored a carbon exterior package to the bodywork of the MH1 400 containing a front spoiler blade, a rear diffusor with black stainless steel lattice, and external mirror flaps. The external appearance of the MH1 400 is perfected by a smooth-blending BMW M-Performance rear spoiler and an exclusive full wrapping in “longitudinally polished aluminum in matt black”. Continue reading

How BMW’s front kidney grill evolved during the years

BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke) founded in 1916.
BMW became an automobile manufacturer in 1929 when it purchased Fahrzeugfabrik Eisenach, which, at the time, built Austin Sevens under licence under the Dixi marque.

What makes BMW different is large front kidney grill which originates from a bodyshop in Bruchsal, Germany run by the Ihle brothers as it is said in many sources.

Later Franz Fiedler – an influential BMW designer adopted the Ihle grille design for the BMW 303 shown below.

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BMW 303 debuted at Berlin Motor show in 1933


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