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The history of the devleopment of the car within the context of the Mercedes-Benz company and global motor industry.
Features design, development and manufacture of all models of W124 including estates, cabriolets and the stylish coupe range; engines and performance; special editions and AMG models and, finally, buying and owning a W124.
Few cars in recent years have inspired such devotion among enthusiasts as the BMW M3. This title looks at the first four generations of the M3, which arrived in the mid-1980s as an E30 'homologation special', intended to keep BMW ahead of rivals Mercedes-Benz on the racetracks.
Charting the development of the M5 across five generations, this volume is packed with the facts and details that make the M5 legend come alive.
With well over 250 photographs, many in colour by distinguished photographer Simon Clay, this book celebrates the style and flair of a bygone Rolls Royce era, and provides a vital fund of information for the many enthusiasts and owners who care about these fine cars today.
This comprehensive pictorial overview of Rover cars covers 1945-2005 models. It describes and illustrates all the great classic Rovers up to and including the SD1, British Leyland models with Rover badges, the models designed in conjunction with Honda, the later British-designed cars and, finally, the little-known City Rover.
The traditional utility Land Rover remains as much an enthusiast's choice as ever now that its production has been ended. Between 1948 and 2016, there was a far greater variety of models produced - an astonishing 300-plus - and this comprehensive and highly illustrated book is a guide to all of them.
BMW, that most performance-oriented of car companies, had no affordable sports roadster in its line-up before 1995. This is the story of BMW's Z3 and Z4 two-seater roadsters and coupes, which since 1995 have been at the forefront of the affordable sports car market.
This book tells the full story of the Rover V8 engine, its origins as a General Motors design in the 1950s and its development by Rover (and subsequently Land Rover) between 1967 and 2004. It focuses on production versions of the engine and includes information supplied by those who worked on its design and development.
Reveals the history of all four generations of compact Jaguar, and their Daimler equivalents, tracing the gradual development of Sir William Lyons' original idea over a period between 1955 and 1969. From the powerful, luxury MK 1 and 2 cars to the 4.2-litre 420, this book covers design, development and styling; special-bodied variants; and more.
This originality guide covers the classic Mercedes SL sports cars from the W113 'Pagoda' of 1963 to the R129 which ended production in 2003. Model-by-model, with hundreds of pictures, it gives you all the details of correct factory specifications and equipment.
The Rover P5 was the last great representative of traditional British luxury saloon building, with the emphasis firmly on quality rather than sportiness. Its spaciousness, refinement and wood and leather charm still command a considerable classic car following. This book looks at this saloon.
The Land Rover has undergone a number of facelifts in its sixty-year life. This book tells the story of Land Rover, encompassing different models and dividing them according to their use. It also tells the distinguished histories of Land Rover on expedition, in agriculture, warfare, and in many other fields.
Launched in 2001, the second generation Mini, produced by BMW, was an instant success. Based on a design brief that stated that it could only be a Mini, the new car remained faithful to its heritage while offering numerous benefits, including increased size, engine power and performance. It also set new standards in refinement. In this readable book motoring expert James Taylor takes a multi-perspective look at the BMW Mini to give the reader a complete view of the many aspects of design, development, engineering and marketing that went into producing a highly successful range of new models under the Mini brand. The book explores how BMW has always been careful to retain the heritage of the original Mini and its variants as it continued to introduce subtle but significant changes to the three-door hatch while expanding its range of models to include the SUV Countryman and the Paceman. The book also covers the introduction of new engines and fuel options, including hydrogen and electric. Designed by an American for a German motor company but largely still built in Oxford, England, this is a complete picture of one of the world's most successful cars.
This comprehensive and readable book covers the Rover models built on the R8 platform, including the Rover 200 and 400. The book begins with the transitional period after the demise of BL and the advent of first Austin Rover and then Rover as well as the early collaboration with Honda to develop a new series of cars. The author also examines the development of the successful K Series engine as well as the collaboration with Peugeot to develop diesel engines from 1992. The book goes on to explore the various models in detail, including the five-door and three-door Rover 200s, the Rover 200 Cabriolet, the Rover 400 saloons, the Rover 400 Tourer and the Rover 200 Tomcat coup Written by an acknowledged authority on Rover cars, this book provides the reader with everything they need to know about the development of this important series of cars at a critical moment in British motor manufacturing history.
Discusses the significance of Thai Buddhism in a post-modern urban context, especially following the financial crisis of 1997. Defining the cultural nature of Thai 'urbanity'; the implications for local/global flows, interactions and social formations, this book opens up possibilities in understanding the specificities of everyday urban life.
The Student's Book Pack consists of a topic-based Student's Book containing 15 units, which covers all the core skills in a fun and systematic manner. A magazine section provides fun games for students to tackle, while the review unit reinforces material being learnt. An accompanying CD completes the pack and includes a variety of extra activities.