Two years after the debut of BMWs now legendary Neue Klasse (New Class) of sedans, a debut that introduced consumers to the 1500 series, BMW revealed its 1963 BMW 1800. The 1800 models would be produced from 1963-1971 in numbers, which ultimately totaled nearly 150,000, six times more than were produced for the 1500. In more ways than one, 1963 was a seminal year for BMW, and the 1800 model was perhaps the most emblematic and significant aspect of that period. Where the 1500 had rescued BMW from a decade of stagnation, the more powerful, refined, and generally superior 1963 BMW 1800 established the company as a major player in both commuter and sporting markets.
Everything boils down to power when comparing the 1963 BMW 1800 to its 1500 predecessor. The 90 horsepower engine gave the vehicle a gutsy, forceful feel, which had been lacking in the smaller 1.5-liter from earlier that decade. Otherwise, all of those structural improvements and features car buyers and reviewers came to associate with the Neue Klasse remained present in the 1800they were simply pulled along with a few more horses under the hood, a difference which many found indispensable. And though the New Class is now a fixture of the past, collectors and enthusiasts interested in making the 1800 a part of their present have come to the right dealer.
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