26 August 2019
Relaxed atmosphere, fun behind the wheel, diversity of brands and vintages. Since 2008, these have been the strengths of the Hamburg Berlin Classic rally for cars of yesteryear. This year, BMW Group Classic is presenting truly illustrious showpieces. Two models of the BMW 328 are lining up at the start, representing the dream car from the pre-war era. The two drivers taking the wheel are brand ambassadors Leopold Prinz von Bayern und Katarina Witt, two-time Olympic Champion for figure skating. The rally being held at the weekend of 29 to 31 August is starting at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium and will cover 750 kilometres criss-crossing Mecklenburg and Lower Saxony before ending in Hamburg. This is a wonderful opportunity to admire the parade of 180 distinguished vintage cars and modern classics or to participate in one of many special tests.
The epitome of “style” in the luxury class is at least as obvious inside the vehicle as on the outside. Since the exceptionally successful launch of the 7 Series in 1977, a touch of understatement was always the name of the game at BMW when it came to making the latest technology user friendly and introducing creature comforts into the passenger compartment. Naturally, smooth-running ventilation, heating and air conditioning are part of the overall picture. The BMW Classic Parts Shop has the appropriate fan motor in stock for a large number of classic models: for example the BMW 02 Series, the BMW 7 Series and the first generation of the BMW 6 Series, as well as the second-generation BMW 5 Series. This is a motor that operates almost imperceptibly – except when it needs to be replaced.