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Founded in 1913, BMW has always been a leading competitor in car production. BMW also owns the companies MINI and Rolls Royce. BMW also has won many motorspot events and is still very active in all categories of motorsports. An interesting part od BMW is that their cars are named with a simple yet clever system, as shown here:

Symbol What it means
C (no longer used) Coupe
d Diesel engine
e eta ("economy" in English)
es eta Sport
g biogas
i Fuel-Injected
L Long wheelbase
M Motorsport (Highet performing car in particular class. Eg. M3 is the fastest in the 3 series.)
s Sport (usually means it includes a spoiler, aerodynamic body kit, better features performancewise, nicer rims, etc.)
t Hatchback
T Touring (station wagon)
x All wheel drive (AWD)
X features BMW's x-sport technology (Class)
Z 2 Seater roadster (Class)

Also, the three numbers is also a system. The first number is the class, and the other two are equal to the engine's displacement (in cc-cubic centimeters)\100.

[edit] Cars in Gran Turismo Series

Overall, there are twenty-three total models (some repeats) spanning the series.

[edit] Gran Turismo 1

No cars from BMW were represented in Gran Turismo 1.

[edit] Gran Turismo 2

BMW 320Ci
BMW 323Ci
BMW 328Ci
BMW 323ti Compact
BMW 328i
BMW 528i
BMW 740i
BMW 840Ci

[edit] Gran Turismo 3

BMW 328ci '99

[edit] Gran Turismo 4

BMW 120d 2004
BMW 120i 2004
BMW 2002 Turbo 1973
BMW 320i Touring Car 2003
BMW 330i 2005
BMW M Coupe 1998
BMW M3 2004
BMW M3 CSL 2003
BMW M3 GTR 2003
BMW M3 GTR Race Car 2001
BMW M5 2005
BMW McLaren F1 GTR Race Car 1997
BMW V12 LMR Race Car 1999
BMW Z4 2003

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