The history of the 3 Series begins in 1975 with the introduction of the E21. Over the years, this vehicle has changed radically, but the idea behind it, namely that of creating a high-quality, avant-garde medium-high range vehicle, has never changed. The dimensions are 4,35 x 1,61 meters, while the weight settles between 1100 and 1300kg depending on the chosen equipment. Despite being a notchback car, there is no four-door version. The design follows the aesthetic lines of the rest of the range and is popular with enthusiasts, but the aerodynamic coefficient of 0.43 is particularly disappointing; on the other hand, the E21 has the reputation of being a solid and reliable car. The interior environment is well soundproofed, and the overall quality is excellent, but rear passengers must adapt to a narrow space. The driving comfort of the E21 increases significantly compared to that offered by its predecessor, the 02 Series, and the range of engines is full of options ranging from 90 to 143HP. In 1981 a more enter level 75HP version arrives. The transmission offered as standard for all engines is a four-speed automatic, but it is possible to request a three-speed automatic version as an option. The braking system is of a mixed type: the front has disc brakes and the rear drum brakes. Before being replaced in 1984 by the legendary E30, this vehicle had to face prestigious opponents such as the Audi 80 and the Alfa Romeo Giulietta.

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๐ŸŽ๏ธ BMW 3 Series E21
๐Ÿ“ Germany
๐Ÿ› ๏ธ โ€œ316โ€ 90HP
๐Ÿ’จ 12,5 seconds
๐Ÿ” 167km/h
๐Ÿ’ถ No longer on sale
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