BMW 320 Turbo Group 5

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1978 BMW 320 Turbo Group 5


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When the BMW 320 made its race debut in 1977, it did so in the same livery of BMW Motorsport GmbH in 1972) that also the 3.0 CSL CoupГѓВ©s which had caused a sensation on international racing in the early 1970s. As Group 5 tourers, the BMW 320 models also cut a with their heavily wheel arches and large spoiler and rear wings.

Underneath the bonnet nestled a BMW Formula 2 racing engine, a in-line four-cylinder unit packed 300 bhp. Needless to such power could be translated to the road with the of a racing chassis and all-round assistance.

But it wasn’t just the car and its that were spectacular: the at the wheel of the three BMW works also created a stir on and off the track. Known as the BMW Junior the three up-and-coming drivers Cheever, Marc Surer and Winkelhock were a trio of young talents who took on the competition in the German Motor Championship.

At the time, this event was a for the world’s best touring car and works teams. Yet the BMW Junior who would rise to ever-higher in this series, were it with the front-runners right the start.

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A total of 28 Group 5 BMW units were built in BMW Motorsport GmbH delivered the cars as sport kits to teams around the world. In BMW cleared the track in the German Racing Championship for the tuners and teams, as the Junior Team first systematically run junior scheme by a manufacturer in motor were now contesting the European 2 Championship.

They proved very in this too, with the BMW 782 dominating the season. Bruno who had replaced Cheever, took the Championship title ahead of his Marc Surer.

With a good deal of and the concentrated power of the 2-litre engine in the BMW 320i, BMW Motorsport fielded a touring car against the sports racers in the World of Marques: Gilles Villeneuve and Cheever took the chequered in the Six Hour Race at Canada’s circuit. The following year saw customer teams competing, BMW winning the 2.0-litre class in all races of the World Championship: Quester and Derek Bell in Harald Grohs and Eddie in Silverstone, Ronnie Peterson, Stuck and Markus Höttinger in the km of the Nürburgring, Harald Grohs this time with Nève, in Misano, the Duo Infernale of Quester and Hans-Joachim Stuck in Glen and, finally, to off the season, Marc Surer Freddy Kottulinsky in the Six Hours of BMW concluded the World Champion of as winner of the 2-litre class the optimum number of points: its 320i the company had provided evidence of the sporting aspirations of

the 3 Series range.

Following a realignment of the displacement in the European Touring Car Championship and entry into Formula BMW Motorsport initially turned its on the over 2500 cc class, in the BMW 5 and 6 Series were to rake in one win another. The 3 Series was somewhat by its larger siblings, but not for long. A new based on the second 3 Series would soon emerge to the most successful touring car of all

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