BMW has been putting on quite a show to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the M division, and it shows no signs of letting down. To commemorate the occasion, an unique display opened on May 24 – the exact half-century anniversary of the founding of BMW Motorsport GmbH. It features the most essential models ever created, including the 3.0 CSL, which began it all.
The mid-engined M1, as well as the M3 E30 sports sedan and a number of ideas and prototypes, are also on exhibit. BMW is displaying the V12 LMR, their Le Mans prototype, which is due to be spiritually succeeded by the LMDh racing car. This part of the corporation is well-represented at the museum, where visitors can see a number of antique track machines from the brand’s storied racing history.
BMW is conducting one-hour guided tours focused mostly on M products for the road and track to allow visitors to experience everything. Children ages 9 to 14 will be able to participate in two-and-a-half-hour “Join the M Team!” sessions. Children will get the chance to meet members of the BMW Junior Team and learn more about vehicles and racing in general.
The exhibition at BMW Welt runs through 2022 and has seven rooms featuring some of the most successful racing touring automobiles. Attendees will also understand how BMW Individual automobiles are created and the rich history of the “world’s most powerful letter.” BMW is displaying some of its art vehicles to sweeten the deal.
The museum in Munich, which opened in 1973, is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time. Admissions close at 5:30 p.m. We’ll remind you that BMW Welt has a total display space of 5,000 m2 and accommodates over 120 automobiles. Exhibit information is available in both German and English.
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