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BMW congratulates Paul Rosche: The “father” of the Formula One World Championship engine turns 80 today.

03.04.2014Press Release


Munich. Though he embarked on his well-earned retirement 15 years ago, whenever the name Paul Rosche is mentioned among BMW Group engine developers it resonates with reverence to this day. There’s barely a higher accolade for the sporty performance of a new power unit than the statement: “Paul Rosche will like it too.”


40 years of electric mobility at the BMW Group. From the BMW 1602 to the BMW i3.

04.01.2013Press Release


When the first production version of the BMW i3 rolls off the assembly line in Leipzig in late 2013, it will mark the provisional culmination of 40 years of development work at BMW. It all began at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, where the BMW starting line-up included two electrically powered test vehicles. The converted BMW 1602 models served as a means of transport for the members of the organising committee, and were also deployed as support and ...

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25 years of BMW 12-cylinder engines: setting new standards in the luxury class.

05.11.2012Press Release


BMW’s second-generation 7 Series, unveiled in 1986, featured two new top-of-the-range sedans whose formidable six-cylinder in-line engines generated universal enthusiasm in the motoring media. Nevertheless, it was an open secret that an even bigger star was waiting in the wings: the first German 12-cylinder luxury model in half a century.

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75 years of the BMW Roadster. The BMW 315/1 and its Successors.

28.05.2009Press Release


The style has changed, but not the content: "Many German motorists see motoring not just as a comfortable and fast means of transport, but also as a sporting activity. These are people who, once they see an aerodynamic car body with a long and sleek engine compartment, as well as a speedometer extending all the way to 150 km/h, feel that strong yearning for wide open roads simply perfect for driving fast, for Alpine passes just begging to be conquered, and ...

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Distinguished guests. Special exhibitions at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este.

10.04.2009Press Release


In addition to the concours vehicles, the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este also stages special exhibitions every year that revolve around a specific automotive designer or brand. The 2009 event sees BMW, Bugatti, Morgan and the Prototype Museum in Hamburg bringing to Lake Como a range of vehicles that is unique in the world. The special exhibitions will be open in the grounds of Villa Erba on the public day, Sunday 26 April.

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The future of beauty: concept cars at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este Three world premieres at Lake Como +++ BMW sends GINA Light as guest of honour on the Concorso's 80th anniversary.

02.04.2009Press Release


This year the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este once again invites contemporary concept cars and prototypes to compete alongside the historic models traditionally on display. BMW will be dispatching the sensational GINA Light study to Lake Como - hors concours - as a birthday guest.

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BMW M1 Procar Revival 2008

21.07.2008Press Kit


Dear media representatives and motorsport fans,Despite it being 30 years since the last official BMW M1 Procar Series race, the very mention of this pioneering one-make concept in a modern Formula One paddock still provokes enthusiastic reactions. The BMW M1 has certainly etched itself indelibly into the minds of motorsport fans across the world - and rightly so.

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