I was on YouTube and was helping answer someones question on what "E" represents in the BMW world when it comes to identifying specific BMW models.
EX: E39, E46, E60, and now the F01 etc. (we call know this basic stuff so throwing it out there for the hell of it)
I went to an online translator to look up the German equivalent of "Development" because I know the the E is short for a German word meaning the same. I came back with the word Entwicklung and then proceded to answer the YouTubers question regarding chassis designations with my fancy new German word. Afterall, doesn't it make me sound smart?
So, after answering the question I go to Wikipedia and type in "Entwicklung" to see what comes up and I was actually surprised...
Originally Posted by Wikipedia
The Entwicklung series, more commonly known as the E- series, was a late-World War II attempt by Germany to produce a standardised series of tank designs.
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Now BMW actually uses the term "Entwicklung" in their development codes, but I find it fascinating that the term actually has origins back to WWII and I also found it fascinating that the way in which the development codes were used are very similar to how BMW uses them today. I thought this was fascinating and I thought some of you might find it interesting as well so I had to share.