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How many distinct car models are being produced in the world?

The answer of above question depends by how do you define “one model”. Should we count BMW 3-Series as one model? Should we count each body type (compact, saloon, touring, coupe, cabrio)? Should we count each engine version (318i, 320i, 325i, 330i, 335i, 316d, 318d, 320d, 325d, 330d, 335d, M3, in case of 3-Series E90)? Should BMW M3 …

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Study: car evolution trends

Who have more photos such as the following ones, showing contrasts between old vs new cars, small vs big cars, please give me link to photo or email me the photo. I love collecting! Car length evolution Car classification in Europe is not officially regulated, instead, it is defined in relative size with other cars. Today …

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Car Length Evolution

PDF chart with 640 most common car models from Europe since WW2 to present. Took 10 hours to write each car model at correct position in the chart, based by year of launch and length in millimeters, using AutoCAD then exported as PDF, I leave it for FREE download… useful for garage builders and students or hobbyists researching the car evolution. I …

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Carmakers produce too many models?

The number of models produced by each car manufacturer increased over years, modular platforms allow car markers to produce a large number of models with little cost, creating new niches to cater different types of buyers. But is this really necessary? How long this trend can continue until they realize that have too many models? A …

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Smallest cars

I am concerned about car dimensions that grow over years, getting too big for our garages, I was always fascinated by small and basic cars, can such cars be produced in today world? This article shows the smallest cars with 4 seats. See also: biggest cars BMW 600 Shortly after World War II, many small cars appeared in …

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Biggest cars

If you are an architect and designing parking garages you may ask how big are the biggest cars. Biggest mass-produced cars are today in 5.1-5.3 meters range, such as Audi A8, BMW 7-Series, Jaguar XJ, Lexus LS, Mercedes S-Class. However, there are few even bigger cars produced in low numbers, some over 6 meters long, …

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Car body types

Saloon (british english), Sedan (american english), Limousine or Stufenheck (german), Berline (french), everyone know what it does mean, most common body type, the 3-box style with trunk separated from passenger compartment, usually 4-door, but 2-door and 6-door sedans also exists. Do note that original Mini (1959-2000) although lacks visible trunk box, is a saloon and not hatchback …

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Car classification

European car classification Car classification in Europe is not officially regulated, instead, it is defined in relative size with other cars. Since 1990s, the cars in Europe are growing in length with about 10-20 cm per model change. Seems that all European companies wants to make a car bigger than competitor’s cars of same class, increasing car …

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European Car of the Year

European Car of the Year, list of winners, 2nd and 3rd places for 1964-2016, plus 4th to 8th places for 2002-2015, showing number of points for each car model. Source of data: http://www.caroftheyear.org/previous-winners/, compiled in Excel for easy visualization.

Evolution of American cars 1990-2020

After I copied all cars specifications from Edmunds into Excel format, I analyzed it to show you how American cars evolved over past 30 years. I calculated using AVERAGEIFS formulas, breakdown by domestic and imported cars. Charts made at 22 September 2019 update with 58480 cars (model trims). You can buy Excel database: Year-Make-Model-Trim-Specs. For …

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