Posts tagged BMW
In The Hall Of The Mountain King

Few cars in history come with as much of a reputation as BMW's E60 incarnation of thw M5. The only production saloon car ever to be fitted with a V10 engine. A truly iconic car, but also on of the most notorious for a number of reasons.

It is a car that has captured my imagination for years. So you can imagine the range of emotions and feelings that exploded through my head when I got offered the chance to drive one on a cold, damp and rainy sunday morning in september.

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Big Fish - 1983 BMW 635 CSi Group A

In an effort to counter the 400 horsepower V12 Jaguar, the 3.5L M30B34 from the 635 CSi was taken as a starting point. Since BMW still hadn’t committed to a full factory effort, engine tuning was handled by specialists Alpina and Schrick, while final assembly fell into the very capable hands of Team Schnitzer.

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Superlative Shutdown - 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 ProCar

Unsatisfied with having to choose between the two, d’Agostino proposed a compromise in the form of the radically different V10 layout. The V10 was more compact, lighter and more fuel efficient than a V12, but produced nearly the same power. With this invention, Pino d’Agostino had unknowingly shaped the future of Formula One.

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