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In honor of the last street-based GT car to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans on the 20th anniversary of the victory, Bill Auberlen drives the McLaren F1 GTR at Mid-Ohio 2015.

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Lichtenstein. Warhol. Koons. Stella. Calder. Rauschenberg. Holzer. Elíasson. Since a BMW 3.0 CSL painted by Alexander Calder lined up for the Le Mans 24-hour race exactly 40 years ago, the BMW Art Car Collection has fascinated both art and design enthusiasts as well as car and technology fans all around the world.

Ever since the invention of the motor car, artists have drawn inspiration from the thrill of speed, from the phenomenon of mobility and from racing cars as examples of modern sculpture. Since 1975, … CONTINUED

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Our impressions and photos of the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage and Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2015.

2015 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este
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Video featuring Chris, the vintage BMW restorer from Las Vegas.

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At age 17, The Collector was homeless. Today, he owns one of the most significant collections of classic BMWs on the planet. Located in a secret warehouse in Southern California, his collection consists of 45 cars, including the super-rare BMW 700 RS – only two of these cars were ever made. The Collector does not collect for fame or notoriety; he doesn’t want to be named. Rather, his collection is built on a deep love of BMWs and the art which goes into making … CONTINUED

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Helmut Schlosser from Germany bought a BMW 303 in single parts, packed in banana crates on a market. The vendor didn’t even know the model, just said that it was a BMW.

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A lifelong BMW enthusiast shares his great obsession story with us. He reflects on his life-long passion of obsessing, driving and reading about 3 series BMW’s. Through the highs and the lows from the E21 3 Series to the F80 M3.

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The first development of BMW electric vehicles already took place in 1972 with the BMW 1602e. Have a look at the concept, that had a huge impact on the future and the present BMW i3 and i8.

Alpine & Mineral (F82 x E30)

03/17/2015 at 6:00 AM
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Nice little photoshoot pairing an Alpine White F82 M4 vs a Mineral White E30 M3.

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Today, BMW of North America publicly unveiled a special livery, which pays homage to the IMSA 3.0 CSL, for the two BMW Team RLL Z4 GTLM cars that will race in the 2015 edition of the 12 Hours of Sebring on March 21st. The unveiling took place during “Cars & Coffee at the Concours” which is part of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance weekend in Northern Florida. 1975 12 Hours of Sebring winning drivers Brian Redman, Sam Posey and Hans Stuck, 1972 -1980 BMW … CONTINUED

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Enjoy a morning serving of E30 M3 sunrise.

Wheeler Dealers restores a BMW Z1

02/21/2015 at 9:20 AM
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The classic BMW Z1 appears on Wheeler Dealers, a UK TV show featuring restorations/improvements on enthusiast cars.

BMW i8 vs M1 track battle review

02/17/2015 at 2:40 PM
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To find out how thirty years of evolution has changed the BMW supercar, Auto Express took along a classic M1 to meet the new i8 at the Auto Express test track. The BMW i8 features a 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol from the MINI Cooper driving the rear wheels, while an electric motor drives the front. Under the engine cover of the M1 is something altogether much more traditional: a 3.5-litre six-cylinder unit putting out 277bhp and 330Nm of torque. This compares to 357bhp and … CONTINUED

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Very unique BMW build from Germany. This is an E9 CS body mated with E39 M5 drivetrain (S62, 6MT), complete with the contemporary interior (Nav) of the E39 M5 and technology bits (ABS, air bags), all functional.

M235i and 2002 photo shoot

02/06/2015 at 6:30 AM
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Beautiful photo shoot featuring a M235i and a 2002.

25 minute tour of the BMW Museum

02/01/2015 at 10:15 AM
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25 minute video taking you on a tour around the BMW Museum in Munich, Germany.

Detroit 2015: BMW 3.0 CSL

01/12/2015 at 2:15 PM
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The legendary BMW 3.0 CSL made a rare auto show appearance today at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.

Some history via wikipedia:

In 1973, Toine Hezemans won the European Touring Car Championship in a 3.0CSL and co-drove a 3.0CSL with Dieter Quester to a class victory at Le Mans. Hezemans and Quester had driven to second place at the 1973 German Touring Car Grand Prix at Nürburgring, being beaten only by Chris Amon and Hans-Joachim Stuck in another 3.0CSL.

3.0 CSLs would win the European Touring Car … CONTINUED

2015 Detroit Auto Show