Classic Car

She’s just a girl… who’s an E28 fanatic

By Zach Bowman

 

Petroliciouis BMW E28

Ashley Rodriguez has a thing for the BMW E28. The amateur train photographer has owned over 15 of the cars in her brief lifetime, and says she’s attracted to the old 5 Series because of how rare they are. All told, she’s owned every variation of the E28 with the exception of the 2.4td, and the crew from Petrolicious recently stopped by to train their lenses on her most recent acquisition: a lovely M535i. The site’s latest video, Rare Things, takes a closer look at just what draws Rodriguez to the E28 and how her passion for the cars has evolved over the years.

As usual, Petrolicious serves up plenty of gorgeous footage of the vintage German sedan, and anyone who’s ever harbored an obsession over any one particular model can certainly hear a few chords ring true in Rodriguez’s words. Check out the clip below to see what we mean.

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She’s just a girl… who’s an E28 fanatic originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 02 Apr 2013 19:30:00 EST.

BMW 02 Series mini-documentary makes us fall in love all over again

By Jeremy Korzeniewski

 

BMW 2002

BMW’s current reputation of building Ultimate Driving Machines can be traced back through history all the way to 1966, when the German automaker introduced the world to its 1600-2 two-door at the Geneva Motor Show. The car’s name was simplified in 1971 to BMW 1602, and it went on to spawn the 2002, one of the most famous BMW models of all time.

BMW looks back on its past successes in a video that you can see below. As the automaker itself says in the video description, “This series was extraordinarily successful in reinterpreting the concept of the sports saloon and played a major role in motor sport long after production had come to an end.” The 2002 would be replaced in 1975 by another legendary model from BMW: the 3 Series.

We’d be lying if we said we didn’t long for something along the lines of the classic 2002 from BMW today. Since that doesn’t seem likely to happen anytime soon, join us in remembering the cars that helped make BMW a household name by scrolling down below.

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BMW 02 Series mini-documentary makes us fall in love all over again originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:00:00 EST.