15 April 2019
Fans are still talking about these 19 races today. In 1979 and 1980, the stars of Formula 1 and international privateer drivers battled together in technically identical BMW M1s. 40 years later, the legendary mid-engined sports cars are back on the race track. 14 racers will line up at the start as part of the warm-up programme for the German Touring Car Masters (DTM) at the Norisring (5 to 7 July 2019). Former Formula 1 drivers Marc Surer and Jan Lammers, two motor-sport stars, will be at the wheel. All those years ago, they were driving round the thrilling curves in the BMW M1.
Every classic car needs a good home. It might be a high-tech garage or a rusty old hangar – every month, the BMW Classic#heart blog takes a look at the treasures behind the doors. The “Journeymen” from Cape Town launch this feature. Their petrolheads’ collective works together as they scour South Africa in the search for worthwhile projects.
The combination of traditional sportiness and advanced luxury defines the style of the coupés from the Grand Series. In the beginning, there was the BMW 2800 CS in 1968. The BMW 3.0 CS, the BMW 3.0 CSi, the BMW 2.5 CS and the legendary lightweight coupé BMW 3.0 CSL were to follow in subsequent years. The special details of their interior equipment included mats made of coconut fibre. The mats were supplied in three colour patterns. Good news for all those owners of a coupé in the Grand Series! The coir mats for the footwell are now available in the original quality.