It was an absolute prestige project for BMW.
In 1976, BMW launched what was then and still is today one of its most beautiful models, the original E24 6 Series. It featured many new features for its time, such as a synthetic material placed between the twin kidneys on the front grille and the paint that preserved the paint as well as prevented corrosion. The BMW-named "wedge mirror," as opposed to a more simplified side mirror design, significantly improved the car’s drag coefficient.
The interior was full of advanced electronics (basically an early onboard computer) as BMW looked to move further into the luxury brand segment. But the bottom line is that the E24 6 Series was outright gorgeous, inside and out. It still remains one of our all-time favorite Bimmers.