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Old 06-06-2015, 10:47 AM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: New Brunswick Canada
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Help me identify this BMW

I bought this car from a dude who knows nothing of the origin of the Hamann lettering that appears to be factory installed. It also has a Hamann steering wheel logo. I've been told that it has been tuned by Hamann & the steering wheel logo represents that the suspension was also tuned by Hamann ...& the car IS from Germany where Hamann is. The vehicle is FAST & definitely has a sport suspension ...upon the first drive I felt something unlike the other ...newer 7 series I owned with the same V8. What I'm asking is ...did BMW have this done their Alpina editions. The reason I ask because it was shipped to the USA from the BMW factory & I cannot see how the dang thing would have visited the Hamann tuning shop. For those of you NOT familiar with Hamann a BMW owner should check them out.
I'm posting a photo or two & would appreciate any information y'all may have. Thanks & keep driving! ...
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Old 06-06-2015, 01:37 PM   #2
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Hamann was never in the same league as Alpina (integrated into and sold from the BMW assembly line) or Hartge (post-assembly rebuilds)--they aren't, as far as I know, a full-fledged manufacturer like the other two, instea supplying engine tunes and some drivetrain and chassis mods, but mostly known for some pretty extreme body kits and the like. I wouldn't know whether these are genuine Hamann bits or just stuff bought off Ebay--badges are so easy to replicate. Being from Europe, though, and given the rather early 90s-tatstic appearance of the visual add-ons, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that they are. A easy way to find out would be to cross-reference the parts to Hamann catalogues, or even to examine them for part numbers. I'd be curious to see what, if any, chip the DME has!
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Old 06-06-2015, 05:55 PM   #3
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TSI ...thanks ...I'll check the car over for any non-BMW numbers someday is in storage ...I drive my 5 series regularly. I'm familiar with Hamanns body kits & such & would never exalt them to Alpina status! I owned a 2,000 740i & the Hamann (as I've come to call it) has a stiffer more planted suspension & the limiter has been by-passed ...whether this is due to a different chip or remapping the computer is unknown to me. But I've not found the top speed yet ...nor was I trying ...but it does not kick out at 155 as per the manual dictates. Can you tell me what shocks came stock ...I'll compare this to what is installed & check to see if they were installed in Germany ...if I can. Drive safe
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