Template talk:BMW cars: 1980s to 2000s

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Page created, based on Sfoskett's Template:Ferrari vehicles.

hey can someone add the 8-series BMW as a new row? i think it should be on there- it wasnt as popular or common as the 3 or 7 but it did exist. i dont know the coding very well on WIKI so i dont really know how, but i really think the 8 series should be on there as its own row. it was the flagship model of the company according to the wiki page. currently it is listed in the Supercar/GT row as "E31", but there was a whole line of them and it really should have its own row.
in case you didnt know - BMW_8_Series
Lose311 (talk) 02:50, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Note that the start and end dates of each model are difficult to represent exactly in the table. Due to the layout, one cannot nicely represent one model ending production in the same year its replacement starts. Also, unless the simplicity of the table layout is compromised, more significant overlaps cannot be represented (e.g. the cabrio and touring models of the E30 continuing in production for two years after the E36 had been introduced). I have generally used the date of the new model's introduction. Thus, we should expect people to refer to the particular model pages for full details of a model's lifespan. For people that wish to check the dates I've used are correct, and fix them, please use date of start of production, rather than "model years" or the date at which the car was first presented at a motor show or to the press.

Sfoskett also suggests we decide "whether to include generation-specific info on the Series page or on the E page". Let's have that discussion here, for want of a better place.

--Hotlorp 22:47, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Maybe we could try EasyTimeline. --Commander Keane 13:11, September 6, 2005 (UTC)

The Lowest traction, extreme tail flick, extreme slide, over 100 l/100km in BMW series all by wider rear track than front track chassis.

Twin power turbo petrol engines all : over 100 l/100km, easy wreck.

No one care.

From data base BMW — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:49, 25 May 2015 (UTC)


I've noticed the Z8 is placed under the supercar section however I think it is more suited as a sportscar. It should be placed with the rest of the Zs, i.e. Z1,3,4 but I see the production of the Z8 overlaps with the Z4 so it could be difficult adjusting the template.

Splitting the timeline[edit]

After my last edit, this timeline goes from 1960 to 2015. At 1024x768, the year digits barely fit my screen. With the links on the left, the template didn't fit at all. With smaller resolutions it is even worse: you have to scoll left to see the more recent cars.

My suggestion is to split the template in two, with the 1980s as a grey area which will be included in both templates. Names could be "Early BMW vehicles" and "Modern BMW vehicles", as done in many other vehicle timelines. What I can't do is the history splitting. But first, does anyone angree with this? -- NaBUru38 23:18, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Done! -- NaBUru38 21:43, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

"BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo" not being a concept anymore.[edit]

BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo is the series name of an upcoming car.

F7 is apparently the platform name.

Embello (talk) 05:57, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

E36 Production Dates[edit]

The E36 M3 was discontinued from production in 1999. The M3 line-up was on hiatus until 2001 when it released the E46 M3. Also the E36 3-Series and E46 3-series were being produced side by side for a small portion of time in late 1999. You can find MY1999 E46 3-Series along with the MY1999 E36 3-Series. I have edited the table to reflect this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:25, 9 July 2012 (UTC)