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The design of the Big Boxer blends old tech with new tech.
The design of the Big Boxer blends old tech with new tech. (BMW/)Meet the 1,802cc Big Boxer.
Meet the 1,802cc Big Boxer. (BMW/)The aluminum engine housing is vertically split.
The aluminum engine housing is vertically split. (BMW/)Cast aluminum pistons are driven by a tempered steel crankshaft within Nikasil-coated cylinders.
Cast aluminum pistons are driven by a tempered steel crankshaft within Nikasil-coated cylinders. (BMW/)Big Boxer deconstructed.
Big Boxer deconstructed. (BMW/)The six-speed transmission is housed in a separate aluminum housing at the rear of the main engine housing.
The six-speed transmission is housed in a separate aluminum housing at the rear of the main engine housing. (BMW/)Elegantly designed.
Elegantly designed. (BMW/)Josef Miritsch, head BMW’s Air-Cooled Boxer Series.
Josef Miritsch, head BMW’s Air-Cooled Boxer Series. (BMW/)The transmission sends power to the rear wheel by way of a universal shaft drive.
The transmission sends power to the rear wheel by way of a universal shaft drive. (BMW/)Air-cooling still plays a big part in the Big Boxer’s design.
Air-cooling still plays a big part in the Big Boxer’s design. (BMW/)

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