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BMW Reveals V12 Z3 Prototype Relic

08/06/2012 at 5:00 PM
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Check out this never before seen relic that BMW M posted on its Facebook page today. It’s a Z3 shoehorned with a V12!

No information was given on the car other than the 3 photos titled “V12 BMW Z3 Prototype,” but given the Z3′s production run from 1996-2002, we can surmise that the engine seen is the M73 5.4 liter engine from the E38 750i and E38 860Ci coupe from the mid 90′s (it also matches visually). The M73 featured 322hp / 361 lb-ft torque. The actual … CONTINUED

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July 29th, 2012 was the 32nd Annual BMW Seattle Concours d’Elegance & Heritage Picnic at Cedar River Park. The show, along with music, arts & crafts and many other family activities were all be part of the IKEA Renton River Days festival annual event. BMW Seattle Concours d’Elegance presents part of the history and beauty that make up the heritage of BMW. It is a special day for BMW enthusiasts of all levels to come together and enjoy each other

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BMW Classic prepares historic M racers for the Nürburgring Oldtimer-Grand-Prix held on August 11th and 12th… next weekend.

2012 is a special year for all BMW M fans with BMW M GmbH – formerly known as BMW Motorsport GmbH – marking its 40th birthday. BMW Classic is celebrating the anniversary with an array of highlights at this year’s edition of Germany’s largest classic car race at the Nürburgring. BMW M is not alone in reaching an important landmark; the event itself also has its 40th birthday this … CONTINUED

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The BMW Museum had a special exhibit last month. They had many Glas scooters and cars from the 1950′s and 1960′s. Many people do not know that Glas was part of the BMW Group. The Glas factory was closed in 1969 and made over. In 1973 the former Glas factory now produced 5 series in Dingolfing. The rest as we say, is history.

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The BMW Art Drive! BMW Art Car Collection Exhibit has kicked off in London. The ICA, in partnership with BMW, the Mayor of London and the London 2012 Festival, has taken over a landmark car park in Shoreditch for two weeks only from 21 July to 4 August for a unique exhibition of the BMW ART CAR COLLECTIONon show for the first time in the UK. Admission is free.

BIMMERPOST member Roger Lightness was very lucky this morning to have access to the setting up … CONTINUED

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On this episode of Head 2 Head, Automobile Magazine’s Jason Cammisa rekindles a classic European sports sedan battle, pitting the legendary BMW E30 M3 against it’s Cosworth-powered rival, the Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16. Find out which homologation special is the most special of all.

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The BMW 3 Series plays an important role in the BMW history. This documentary gives you an overview over six generations of the BMW 3 Series. Starting from 1975, every new model has its own characteristics, but always the same roots. The BMW 3 Series sedan is the latest representative of a long history.

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100 Z1s and 180 participants from 12 countries gathered at BMW HQ in Munich last month to celebrate the Z1′s 25th anniversary.

The Z1, BMW’s first ever Z model, made its debut at the 1987 Frankfurt Motor Show, the same show where BMW revealed its first ever 3 Series Touring model (based off E30).

The Z1 borrowed from the E30 325i, including interior parts and 2.5L 168 HP inline 6 engine and featured some very innovative construction for its time including a monocoque construction made up of individual … CONTINUED

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This is likely the very first E30 M3 Touring that you’ve ever seen, and for good reason – BMW never made such a model. But where BMW stops, the BMW enthusiast (or shop) sometimes picks up.

This custom built E30 M3 touring started its life as a E30 318i touring. The builder, a New Jersey custom fabrication shop, used a totaled E30 M3 coupe as the donor for many body parts, while a E36 M3 provided the heart for the custom M3 touring – BMW’s 282HP … CONTINUED

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We took a recent trip to the BMW Museum and Welt where there’s currently a new exhibit on display – BMW Motorsports cars. The exhibit opened June 5th and will continue throughout the summer.

For those of our members not able to see it in person, we bring you plenty of photos, as well as photos of the M room and generation displays.

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Earlier this month, BMW Car Club of America (BMW CCA) of Seattle held the annual Triple XXX Rootbeer BMW Event. Hundreds of BMWs were in attendance, of all models, years, and varieties.

We bring you some event photos inside.

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Bought for £4000, Chris and pals take the 325 for its first gravel test. Many things go wrong. Watch the adventure (or misadventure) that results from their trip to rally this 170hp Alpina engined E30 325i for the first time.