GTP Cool Wall: 1975-1983 BMW 3 Series (E21)

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1975-1983 BMW 3 Series (E21)


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812
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United States
Poll 1314: 1975-1983 BMW 3 Series (E21) nominated by @Neddo
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Body Style: 2-door sedan, 2 door convertible
Engines: 1.6-2.0l M10 I4, 2.0-2.3l I6
Power: 74-141 BHP
Torque: 110-190 Nm
Weight: 1020-1180 kg
Transmission: 3-speed ZF 3HP22 automatic (318-320), 4-speed Getrag 242 manual, 5-speed Getrag 245 manual with either overdrive 5th gear or close ratio gearing
Drivetrain: FR
Country: Germany
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812
United States
United States
This is a very pretty car from a time when many were not. The convertible is a bit strange, but I'll hit this with a high cool.
 

MatskiMonk

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Not so Great Britain
This is a very pretty car from a time when many were not. The convertible is a bit strange, but I'll hit this with a high cool.

One of the landaulet style convertibles from Baur, that spanned from the '02 to, bizarrely, the E36 Saloon.

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JohnBM01

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I'm not going to call "Sub-Zero," but a very strong Cool. It just doesn't hit hard enough to be "Sub-Zero" to me.

(NOTE: I voted "Cool," but somehow, my mouse or something clicked on "Seriously Uncool" instead. So I deeply and honestly apologize for this.)
 
264
New Zealand
New Zealand
I find it very difficult to find 3 box saloons cool, particularly the squarer ones like this. IMHO only Italians could make them look good and even then only occasionally. Meh.
 
38,081
Australia
The Bronx
Sub Zero. My Brother gave me his hand-me-down US-spec '81 320i. Removed the front bumper, lowered and had BBS RS replicas w/roundel center caps. Had to junk it as the floor was rusted. Plus, a six-cylinder in something this small? Come now. Awesome handling car and an Alpina would be my pick. :)
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TheCracker

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The forgotten small BMW. It must of been literally decades since i last saw one of these. Unremarkable enough to have largely forgotten. Meh.
 

MisterWaffles

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Ottawa
Pyano1132
That green one on the OP is probably one of the coolest BMWs I've seen recently. I love the old 3 Series a lot anyways. I've been racing the Group 5 version in AC a lot lately courtesy of the DRM pack.
 
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