In 1982, the second generation of the BMW 3 Series was presented as a worthy successor.

As a result of a significantly improved design and optimized aerodynamics, the new model gained significantly in presence. The increase of approximately 35 mm in width of the tracks also allows the new model a strengthened aspect.

Finally, the whole body is seen softer and rounded, with a sleeker front result of extensive testing in the wind tunnel to determine a coefficient of aerodynamic penetration of 0.37.

Reduced height and the new grille, crowned by the vertical double kidney in the center, spread from end to end flanked by headlights, which now appeared doubles in all BMW 3 Series.

The smooth transition from adjacent surfaces not only determined an unmistakable silhouette, but assured adequate air flow around the vehicle.

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