Unique Oktoberfest: Oans, zwoa ... M3

Munich, September 17, 2015

The Munich Oktoberfest is the world's most famous spectacle of its kind. And BMW is a global no less famous name. This year is the automotive producer a special connection to the " Oktoberfest ", as the festival is also called forth. It shows a unique M3 in " Munich hosts " design.

Tribute to the M1 Procar 1981

The design of the unique is based on the design of the legendary BMW M1 Procar of 1981st This means that the car is decorated with typical Bavarian Lüftlmalerei and white - blue cords. Also Munich landmarks including the Olympic stadium, the winning goal, the Frauenkirche and the BMW Headquarters with the so-called " four-cylinder " adorn the paint. The connection to the Oktoberfest comes through a woman Maroni concluded ( a saleswoman of sweet chestnuts ) and the Oktoberfest taverns.

Transfer design to the new M3

The car was designed by Walter Maurer, a decades closely with BMW bandaged Designer. He had designed the design of the M1 Procar " Munich hosts " before 34 years and painted by hand. " Although both cars have a very different shape, it was surprisingly no problem to transfer the design of the two-door BMW M1 race car to the four-door sedan BMW M3 ," explains Maurer.

M1 and M3: Some similarities

According to BMW, the new hosts - M3 and its counterpart M1 have more in common than the flashy exterior design. Both are promoted by a six-cylinder in-line engine with four-valve technology, feature a rear-wheel drive and the motorsport expertise of BMW M GmbH. The engine of the BMW M1 Procar competition vehicle delivers 470 hp, allows a sprint of 4.5 seconds from zero to one hundred, and allowed a peak of 310 km / h. The TwinPower Turbo in the M3 manages brought 431 hp, which are good for a sprint time of 4.1 seconds, and up to 280 km / h.

Use the 24-hour race

The first copy was concocted years ago abundant 35 together with fellow Munich restaurant owners and the former press chief of BMW Maurer. A few weeks later, the work of art started in the GT class at the 24-hour race in Le Mans. At the wheel is Prince Leopold of Bavaria, Christian Danner and Peter Oberndorfer alternated. This made ​​the special design for a lot of attention and great sympathy. In the years of 1979 and 1980 the BMW Procar Series was regarded as probably the fastest and most spectacular one-make cup in the world. The race started under the European Formula 1 Grand Prix. In addition to the Procar Series, the BMW M1 Procar came 1979-1986 also at the 24 - hour race at Le Mans as well as in various national championships for use, so also in the German Racing Championship ( DRM ).

Exhibited at the BMW World

This year the Oktoberfest ( the official term as ) rises from 19 September to 4 October. The current " Munich hosts " cars will be issued during this time in the BMW World . ( hd )