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6 Interesting Things about the BMW 633CSi
- The BMW 633CSi was one of the early models of BMW's 6 series coupes. The production and sales of this luxury-sports model started in 1976 in Europe, and it was not until 1978 when it finally reached American shores.
- Initially, the body of the 633CSi, together with other models under the 6 series, were manufactured by Karmann-the largest independent automaker in Germany. Karmann started in 1901 and since then, it has already manufactured over 3 million complete vehicles for various makes such as Audi, Chrysler, Ford, Land Rover, Mercedes, Nissan, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen, and BMW. After some time, though, production of the 6 series became in-house to BMW.
- During its lifetime, the 633CSi was equipped with several improvements almost every year, and this consistently made it one of BMW's top models at that time. For instance, in 1980, emission control was improved by a new 3-way catalytic converter that was equipped with its own oxygen-sensor feedback. And the following year, there were a few mechanical changes and the vehicle was given a 5-speed gearbox.
- Even if the 633CSi was big in both size and price, sales never dwindled, and this is often credited to the model's outstanding fuel efficiency. The car also had a modest engine, and its 5-speed gearbox was well-loved by consumers because it was something unique to brand.
- Being top of the class made the BMW 633CSi a prime choice for the movies. And perhaps its most famous appearance was on the second installment of Robert Zemeckis' Back to the Future in 1989 where the model was featured as the villain's main vehicle. Remember Griff Tannen? He sure made Marty McFly's life a living hell in the movie, and he did this with the help of his flying modified black and orange 633CSi. Towards the end of the movie, an exciting car chase even ensued between Griff and Marty, and everyone knows how that ended.
- In 2004, a man by the name of Jeff Chabotte was given the rare chance to purchase the original BMW 633CSi that was used in the Back to the Future movie. When Jeff got the car, it was in pretty bad shape as it had been neglected for years. However, this didn't stop him from restoring the vehicle even if it took him several years.