West Germany: New Class on the Autobahn

Nothing brings a more purposeful expression to the face of a German motorist than the glimpse of another car fast overtaking from the rear. Usually, his reaction is to tramp on the accelerator and do battle. But the prudent motorist respectfully pulls into the right lane when he sees a blue and white me dallion on a weasel-like grille barreling down upon him. And with good reason, for it is the emblem of the sleek five-seater produced by the Bayerische Motoren Werke. The BMW can outperform and overtake almost any standard German...

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