BMW 733i (E23) (1:18, KK-Scale)

  • BMW 733i (E23) (from 1977)
  • KK-Scale
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • silver
  • KKDC180102
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
Limited to 1.000 pieces
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The Story of the BMW 733i (E23)

The BMW 733i (E23) is a symbol of German engineering excellence and represents a significant era in the history of luxury sedans. First produced from 1977 to 1986, it was the first generation of the 7-Series and showcased both technological and aesthetic advancements in the automotive industry. The 7-Series replaced the company's New Class, known for its superb performance and reliability. The 733i was also the first BMW model to feature an on-board computer and various safety features like ABS, making it a true innovation in the late 70s. Key technical specs of the original include a 3.2-liter inline-six engine delivering up to 197 horsepower. This engine provided a smooth and powerful driving experience, ensuring that the car met the highest standards. The iconic look of the 733i was contributed by designer Paul Bracq.

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A 1/18 Scale Miniature Model by KK-Scale

Modelly member "neophyte1410" owns this impressive model in a 1/18 scale produced by KK-Scale. The model stands out for its attention to detail. The silver paint job reflects the elegant design of the original, while the carefully replicated lines and proportions emphasize the craftsmanship. Particularly striking are the realistically crafted headlights and taillights, capturing the authentic look of the BMW 733i perfectly. The detailed wheels, reminiscent of the original turbine-style rims, also contribute to making this model a highlight in any collection. Such a 1/18 scale model is not just a collectible but also a tribute to the recognition of the originality and technological advancement achieved by BMW with this vehicle.

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Technological Marvels and Safety Aspects

The BMW 733i (E23) featured numerous technological advancements that gave it a significant edge during its time. Not only was the on-board computer a novelty, but the introduction of ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) being used for the first time in a BMW was also groundbreaking. The enhanced safety equipment provided a high level of protection for occupants, a feature less common in luxury sedans of that era. The car also came standard with central locking and optionally offered electrically adjustable seats, further enhancing comfort. This technical superiority made the BMW 733i (E23) a pioneer in the luxury vehicle segment. Moreover, the engine, a 3.2-liter inline-six, was renowned for its durability and reliability, making it appealing to both businessmen and car enthusiasts.

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Interesting Historical Facts

To properly appreciate the era of the BMW 733i (E23), it's helpful to mention a few significant events from 1977. A key political event was the inauguration of Jimmy Carter as the 39th President of the United States. In the same year, Fleetwood Mac released the famous album "Rumours," which became one of the best-selling albums of all time. These examples help understand the temporal context of the 733i's introduction and illustrate how revolutionary the technical innovations of this vehicle were at that time. The BMW 733i (E23) marked a significant milestone in the company's history and remains a valued collectible for car enthusiasts worldwide even today.

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