BMW - The Ultimate Driving Machine

1970 BMW 2800 CS: The 2800 CS is often over shadowed by the 3.0 CS series of cars, but it was a successful model in its own right; being produced from 1969-1971. While not extremely fast, the 6-cyl. 2.8L engine produced 196 Hp and was successful in GT racing. The BMW Alpina team car driven by Gunther Huber finished 1st at the ADAC 300km at Nurburgring in 1970, along with the Brno GP and Spa 24-Hours.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1973 BMW 3.0 CSL: Toine Hezemans and Dieder Quester finished the 1973 Le Mans 24 hours - 1st in class/11th OA in this BMW Motorsport entry. Lightwieght cars with aluminum doors and hood, the 3.0 six-cylinder grew to 3.5 and 340 to 430 hp and raced in the European Touring Car Championships as well as IMSA. The 3.0 CSL took six ETCC championships from 1973-1979.
Model by SOLIDO 1/43
1975 BMW 3.5 CSL: Nicknamed the "Batmobile" due to its flared fenders and large rear wing, the 3.5 CSL was a dominant force in road racing on both sides of the Atlantic. Sam Posey and Brian Redman, but a couple of the famous names found behind the wheel of these cars, took 2nd place at the IMSA Riverside 6hr and several IMSA wins that season.
Model by MINICHAMPS 1/43
1976 BMW 3.5CSL (DAYTONA WINNER): Peter Gregg and Brian Redman took 1st place at the 24 hours of Daytona in this car. I remember watching the CSL's run at Portland International in that era and were always one of my favorites. Brian Redman told me that Gregg got sick early in the race and that Redman drove the majority of the 24 hour race.
Model by MINICHAMPS 1/43

1975 BMW 3.5CSL: Originally campaigned by BMW Motorsports, this car was raced in both Europe (including Le Mans in 1976 with Sam Posey - finished 10th) and in the IMSA and Trans Am series in N. America during its career. In 1977, the car was run by Kenper Miller with Vasek Polak sponsorship and raced at Dayton, Sebring, Watkins Glen and other endurance races into the 1978 season. Other notable drivers have been Brian Redman, Hans Stuck and Ronnie Petersen. The car has been currently active in vintage racing in the USA.
Model by DEL PRADO 1/43
1976 BMW 3.0 CSL: David Hobbs and Benny Parsons teamed up for the 1976 Daytona 24 Hours, finishing 10th after having qualified 2nd in the first race of the 1976 IMSA season. After qualifying in second place and remaining in that position for much of the race behind the sister car of Peter Gregg and Brian Redman, a broken oil line and brake problems dropped the car out of contention for the lead. Hobbs and Parsons again raced the car at Sebring in 1976, but failed to finish.
Model by TRUE SCALE 1/43
1976 BMW 3.5 CSL: After a successful career driving for others, Tom Walkinshaw formed his own racing company in 1976 (TWR) and began preparing BMW's for touring car racing. His company prepared this 3.5 CSL which he and John Fitzpatrick drove at Le Mans in 1976. Unfortunately, a fire in the 3rd hour took them out of the race. The duo raced the car in Group 5 of the World Championship for Makes in 1976, winning at Silverstone. The pair also drove at Daytona earlier in the year.
Model by Spark 1/43
1976 BMW 3.5 CSL: A.S.P.M Tanday Music entered this BMW driven by Jean-Claud Justice and Jean Belin running in the Group 5 class.. They retired in the 13th hour due to head gasket failure, a problem that took two other CSL's out of the race. They were classified 37th overall.
Model by SPARK 1/43

1975 BMW 2002 Ti: Heidegger Racing Team entry at Le Mans 1975, driven by Daniel Brillat, Giancarlo Gagliardi and Michel Degoumois to 27th place overall and 1st in Group 2 Class. Heidegger specialized in 2.0L four-cylinder M12 engines for F2. BMW Motorsport had made an experimental lightweight 2002 prototype, which was purchased for Brillat and the fuel-injected M12 producing 260bhp was installed. The 2002 fought with a Mazda coupe for the first half of the race, outlasting the Mazda Capri challengers, taking the class win.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1976 BMW 3.5 CSL: BMW Schnitzer entered one of the three BMW Motorsports backed private 3.5 CSL's, along with its own factory entry in Group 5 at Le Mans in 1976. This car driven by Dieter Quester, Albrecht Krebs and Alain Peltier retired in the 12th hour due to a broken crankshaft and resulting fire. At the time of its retirement, the team was in eigth position and was running a strong race against the Porsche Carrera RSR's. The Alpina entered 3.5 CSL finished 10th, the other three cars all retired.
Model by IXO 1/43
1976 BMW 3.5 CSL: Sam Posey, Harald Grohs and Baron Huges de Fierlane drove this entry for BMW Alpina at Le Mans in 1976. They finished 10th overall and 4th in the Group 5 class, depite losing seven laps to replaced a crecked windscrren. The doors on this car were so thin they flexed at speed, allowing exhaust fumes into the cockpit and making it hard for the drivers to breathe..
Model by ALTAYA 1/43
1977 BMW 320i : Eggenberger Motorsport campaigned this 320i during the 1979 ETCC series. Herbert Muller and Helmet Kelleners drove the Swiss entry to 3rd place overall and 1st in class (Div. 3) at the GP Nurburgring round of the series. It was a 1-2-3 sweep for BMW at the Nurburgring with BMW 3.0 CSL's taking the top two spots. It was a great result for BMW on its home turf. This Group 2 specification 320i had the 2.0L four-cylinder, fuel injected M10 engine, which produced 230 bhp and a top speed of 150 mph.
Model by NEO 1/43

1977 BMW 320i Grp 5: When not racing in F1, like many drivers of the day, Hans-Joachim Stuck drove sports cars, primarily for BMW in the mid to late 70's. He drove this 320i entered by Faltz-Alpina, which was heavily assisted by the BMW factory, and won his division at the Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft series round at Nurburgring Eifel circuit in 1977. The success of the 2.0L 4-cylinder (a tuned BMW f2 unit), fuel injected Group 5 cars brought home the DRM Championship for BMW.
Model by MINICHAMPS 1/43
1979 BMW M1 Procar: BMW Motorsports built and campaigned five of the M1's in the 1979 Procar Series Championship. Mario Andretti drove BMW sponsored cars twice in the series, at Zolder and at Monza, failing to finish both times. To attract Formula One drivers to the championship, seats were guaranteed in the Procar races by cars which were entered by the factory BMW team. The five fastest Formula One drivers from Friday practice were assigned to the factory team, and were even guaranteed the first five grid positions for the Procar race. The other cars which ran in the series weer built by Oscella and campaigned by a variety of motorsport teams.
Model by MINICHAMPS 1/43
1979 BMW M1Procar: Niki Lauda won the inaugural BMW M1 Procar Series Championship which was a race series staged mainly as support races for F1, and organized by BMW Motorsport. It gave fans an opportunity to see a mix of drivers from various motorsport disciplines compete against one another in almost identical machines. The M1 was a collaboration between Lamborghini to build a production racing car and was sold from 1978-1981. It has a twin-cam 3.5L 6-cylinder engine. The layout is a mid-engine design capable of producing 273 hp in the street version, giving a top speed of 160 mph, with a turbocharged racing versions capable of producing around 850 hp.
Model by MINICHAMPS 1/43
1979 BMW M1 IMSA: After the M1 was certified for Group 4 racing, the cars started to be raced in other series around the world. This car started life as a Procar M1 for BMW Italia. It was sold to Red Lobster Racing for the 1980 IMSA Camel GT Series and driven by Kenper Miller and Dave Cowart, owners of the team. During the 1981 season, the team dominated the GTO category, winning the GTO Championship. The 'Red Lobster' BMW finished 7th overall and first in class at the six hour 1981 LA Times/Toyota Grand Prix of Endurance at Riverside. The M1 proved to be a great endurance car where the engine did not constantly have to be held at high revs. This car raced at both Daytona and Sebring.
Model by MINICHAMPS

1984 BMW 635 CSi: Walter Brun and Brun Motorsport campaigned this 635 Csi in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft (German Touring Car Championship, or DTM) was a touring car racing series in 1984 & 1985, which was run to Group A production car specifications. Brun, who also ran a Porsche 956C in Group C racing had the distinctive Jägermeister livery. Hans-Joachim Stuck, Jr. drove the car at the DTM Zolder race in 1984, finishing 13th. The 635 CSi usesd a 3.4L six-cylinder engine which produced 260 hp. In both the DTM and ETCC, the BMW was a fierce competitor.
Model by AutoArt 1/43
1999 BMW V12 LMR (LE MANS WINNER): Joachim Winkelhock, Pierluigi Martini & Yannick Dalmas drove the BMW Motorsport entry to victory at Le Mans in 1999. Powered by BMW's 6.0L V12 (585 bhp - 217 mph), the LMR was completely redesigned for 1999 to make it more aerodynamic and improve air flow to the engine. Developed in conjunction with WilliamsF1, this project started the collaboration which would result in the BMW powered Williams F1 cars.
Model by IXO 1/43
1999 BMW V12 LMR: BMW Motorsports entered this car (Ch.#002/99) at Sebring in 1999, with the trio of J.J. Lehto, Jorg Muller and Tom Kristensen driving. They finished first overall, in the first American Le Mans Series race, which had replaced the IMSA Championship. The trio drove the same car at Le Mans in 1999, failing to finish after and accident. Lehto and Muller were back to drive the car at Sebring in 2000, finishing 3rd. They drove the car that season in the American Le MansSeries, as well as some European races, winning the Silverstone 500 Km and 2nd at Nurburgring 1000 Km.
Model by Onyx 1/43

2001 BMW M3 GTR: To counter Porsche's domniance in GT3, BMW Motorsport introduced the M3 GTR in 2001 and the 4.0L alloy V8 dominated the American Le Mans Series that year. Unable to build the required 100 cars to continue racing the GTR without signifricant weight and performance penalties, the cars were parked until 2003. BMW enterd the cars in the ADAC Nurburgring 24 Hour race. This car finished 2nd in 2004 with Pedro Lamy, Boris Said, Duncan Huisman & H.J. Stuck at the wheel. They finished 2nd to their sister car driven by Stuck, Mueller and Mueller. Theu finieshed 1-2 again in 2005.
Model by MINICHAMPS 1/43


BMW - The Ultimate Driving Machine - Production Cars

1957 BMW 507: The 507 was the brainchild of N. American BMW importer Max Hoffman, who in 1954 persuaded the BMW management to produce a roadster that could compete with Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz sports cars. Powered by a 3.2L V8, it was as fast as it was beautiful. Intended to revive BMW's sporting image, its high production costs instead took BMW to the edge of bankruptcy and production was terminated in late 1959 after only 252 were built.
Model by DEL PRADO 1/43
1971 BMW 3.0CS: Introduced in 1971 to replace the 2800 CS, the 3.0CS had a slightly larger six-cylinder engine than its predecessor at 2,986 cc, which produces 180 hp. The CS has twin carburettors and the CSi version has Bosch fuel injection which was good for another 20 hp. These are great touring sedans!
Model by DETAIL CARS 1/43
1972 BMW 2002 Tii: I used to have one just like it, only more rust, the paint wasn't as good and it was a different color. The 2002 is one of BMW's most famous models. With its fuel-injected 1990cc engine, it produced 130 bhp in the high-performance 2002tii and had a top speed of 115 mph. The 2002 was produced from 1968 to 1976.
Model by ANSON 1/18
1972 BMW 2002 Tii:
Model by IXO 1/43

1972 BMW 2002 Tii: The ultimate driving machine! This is how I wanted my BMW 2002 race car to look, with wider fenders and a purposeful racing stance.
Model by WHITE BOX 1/43
1974 BMW 2002 Turbo: The ultimate 2002 model was the Turbo! A limited production (1,672 made) model, it was launched at the 1973 Frankfurt Motor Show. It was the company's first turbocharged production car and power was raised to 170 hp at full boost. Never exported to the USA, the fuel crisis in the mid-70's killed the market for the car.
Model by MINICHAMPS 1/43
1974 BMW 2002 Turbo: The 2002 Turbo was a 200 bhp car when that was a lot of horsepower. Bob Lutz who was EVP of Sales for BMW at the time the model was launched said in it was made in response to their motorsports division. It failed to sell well in the fuel crisis 70's, mostly due to excess fuel consumption.
Model by AUTOART 1/43
1974 BMW 2002 Turbo: Lutz further said in a recent speech I attended, the 2002 Turbo was the worst career move he made beacuse of the timing. It came out during the fuel crisis and BMW took a hard wrap for being environmentally unfriendly in socialist Germany at the time. Times change, its a classic today!
Model by SOLIDO 1/43

1980 BMW M535i: Produced by BMW Motorsports, the M535i, featuring a 3.5L engine producing 215 hp, with special styling such as Motorsport front and rear spoilers, Recaro-brand sport seats, a close-ratio transmission and limited-slip differential, larger brakes, and other styling cues such as Motorsport striping down the sides of the car and on the front airdam, was available between 1979 and 1981 with 1410 cars produced.
Model by NEO 1/43

2014 BMW Z4 E89 GT3: Entered at Spa for the 24 hours in 2014, by Hugh McCaig's Ecurie Ecosse team, the entry driven by Andrew Smith, Alasdair McCaig, Oliver Bryantand Alexander Sims finished 7th. The Scotish team began racing the 4.4L V8 powered (515 bhp) Z4 in 2011 after running Aston Martins since the famed team's revival in 2008. The team has faired very well in European GT3 races on the Blancpain Endurance Series and has continued that success into the 2015 season. #278 of 300 models made.
Model by SPARK 1/43



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