Never heard of it. There was an e30 with a 3.3 liter engine (333i), so who
knows, maybe they concocted a similar thing with the e46. On the other
hand, with a powerful e46 M3, I don't see what the point would be to come up
with yet another engine choice.
I do. They didn't get the e23 745i in SA because it was left hand drive
only and also (I think) because turbos perform badly at high altitudes.
So their 745i had the M1's engine!! Maybe they're not getting the 335i
but getting 340i instead?
Who needs a life when you've got Unix? :-)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, John G.Burns B.Eng, Bonny Scotland
Autocar magazine about 1968- 1975 ish is they ran a few articles about cars in
south America and featured the VW Beetle and other oddities still being produced
in numbers or sold as different makes.
The VW Beetle was being imported to the UK and Euro land at the time when VW
were concentrating on the Waterecooled variants like the Golf etc.
Actually I think the Triumph was a hybrid version of the old Morris 1300 FWD
with the Michiletti (?) styling of the old Triumph 2000 with the rear
pillar/door being a "dog leg" as the BMW trade mark - it wore the BMW roundel.
Sir Hugh of Bognor
The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.
The Triumph FWD models owed absolutely nothing to the Issigonis designed
Morris/Austin 1300s - the ADO16 range. They had north south engines with a
separate gearbox - totally different from the east west engine with
gearbox in sump which was a hallmark of Issigonis.
The body was designed by Michelotti but there the similarity with the 2000
The Toledo and Dolomite used basically the same shell but reverted to RWD.
The Dolomite used the 1800cc engine which was to power future generations
of SAABs - although in modified form. The Dolomite Sprint had a clever
single OHC 16 valve design and was pretty fast. It could certainly have
been in the BMW 'mould'. But I've not heard the story of it or any other
Triumph being sold with a BMW badge anywhere. Besides, it was a similar
size to the BMW 1600/2002
*When did my wild oats turn to prunes and all bran?
Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW
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