Classic
Europa-Meisterschaft für Tourenwagen

European Touring Car Championship.

1976
BMW 3.0 CSL
Jean Xhenceval, Pierre Dieudonné

The successful racing coupes can boast six European championship titles in seven years between 1973 and 1979. In 1976, it's two Belgians, Jean Xhenceval and Pierre Dieudonné, who win the European championship in a 3.0 CSL Luigi. They had already etched their names into the winner's list with BMW as winners of the 24 Hours of Spa/Francorchamps in 1974 and 1975.

The BMW 3.0 CSL racing coupe is also the inspiration for another remarkable idea. For the 1975 24 Hours of Le Mans, the American artist Alexander Calder transforms a 450 PS BMW 3.0 CSL into an extravagant artwork on four wheels – an absolute novelty in motorsport. The first of now 20 BMW Art Cars is born.

BMW 3.0 CSL
BMW 3.0 CSL
BMW 3.0 CSL
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