When BMW stepped foot into the 1970s, tens of thousands of New Class sedans and coups were racing about Europe and America. Every model from the early 1500 to the beloved 1800 series had contributed to safeguarding BMW from the financial peril it had suffered in the 1950s. Unit production was strong and the Bavarian engineers and designers were hard at work in giving a new look and shape to the automotive landscape. On that front, the 1970 BMW E9 was a bright, shining symbol of everything the New Class had sought to achieve. It was sleek, strong, aggressive, and marketable. And, following on two production years for this model, the 1970 BMW E9 marked a sales high point for this sort of sporty coup. In fact, while the 1969 E9 had seen 2500 units roll out of the factories, a year later that number increased to nearly 3400. The increase in popularity was largely (if not almost entirely) owed to what was found under hood, even if the cool exterior contributed greatly in its own regard.
Central to the New Class enjoying sustained success throughout the 1960s was the M10 engine, that remarkably configurable machine which animated several BMW models throughout its lengthy production era. But the 1970 BMW E9 left the ancestral M10 behind in favor of the newer M30, a straight-six SOHC that outmuscled the M10 handily. With its 170 horsepower, the E9 gave the driver a sense of tightly harnessed strength housed within a sleek and steady carriage. Drivers in the here and now will recognize in the E9 that signature duality of force and class which has come to characterize BMW since that time.
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