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BMW's roofless legacy: The roadsters

We took a look at BMW's roofless efforts from the last 100 years. Here's what happened.

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Alex Goy
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The BMW Z1 still looks pretty impressive, even now.
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They don't make rear ends like this any more. The 328 is a mighty impressive car.
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The Z8 was designed with the stunning 507 in mind.
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The 328's grille is very imposing.
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No matter which way you look at it, the 507 is a very, very good-looking car.
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Smooth lines ensure that the Z8's V8 rumble has looks to match its noise.
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Lots of want, right there.
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A lot can change in just a few years, as these cars show.
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The 328 still feels incredibly quick, even in the company of the newer cars.
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There are few finer rear ends than the Z8's.
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Design cues evolve over time -- can you see what's changed?
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The 327 uses a saloon car's underpinnings, but sounds like a proper old-school racer.
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From the '30s to 2013 -- BMW's roofless wonders.
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Three cars, all made for very different reasons.
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The devil's in the detail here.
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Which is your favourite?
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The 327's story is a very interesting one.
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Time for a family photo.
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The 507's profile is stunning.
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Actually, it's stunning from just about every angle.
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V8 + empty track = FUN
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The Z4 is an incredibly good car -- fast, fun, good-looking. Not as sporty as you'd expect, though.
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Yes. Yes a million times over.
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The Z cars on the prowl.
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For Alex, the Z8 was the car of the day.
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The Z1's door trick was a highlight for all.
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From then to now, the Z1 tries to keep up...
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BMW's latest roadster, the Z4, is an astonishing bit of kit.

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