Saturday, November 10, 2012

1987 BMW M6 - Not Approved

1987 BMW M6
1987 BMW M6
1987 BMW M6 was very similar to the car sold in the US, with one major difference being its horsepower output. The US version producing 256 bhp, versus the European version producing 286 bhp. By 1988 the M6 was a world car.  

In North America (United States and Canada), the E24 M6 was fitted with the catalyzed S38B35 motor, producing 191 kW (256 bhp) and 329 N·m (243 lbf·ft) of torque. The non-catalyzed version produced 213 kW (286 bhp) and 340 N·m (251 lb·ft) of torque. The non-catalyzed versions were only available in Europe, though there were 538 catalyzed M635csi models sold in Europe in 1988 and 1989. The 1988 and 1989 the M6 was a "world car" with the same bumpers and aerodynamic treatments in all markets.
1987 BMW M6
1987 BMW M6
Bimmerforums says that worldwide there were 1476 cars made. Supposedly 750 of them were for the US.  So for this car, very similar to a US model, more than 500 made, was not approved for Show or Display exemption.  Now this car is over 25 years old for NHTSA, and over 21 years old for the EPA, so its legal to import.

Source: Wikipedia

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