Every year, BMW Group Classic goes to Essen for the Techno Classica show. Techno Classica takes its place as the world’s largest and most important gathering on the vintage, classic and recent classic calendar once again this year, with more than 1,250 exhibitors from 30 countries presenting their vehicles and products in the 20 halls and open-air space at the Essen show grounds.
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Among the highlights of history brought back to mind are the record-breaking exploits and spectacular sporting triumphs in which BMW has been involved over nine decades. Special attention is devoted to the brand’s tradition of lightweight design, which has shaped the character of BMW cars for 80 years in both racing competition and everyday use.
Traditionally the BMW Group occupies with the brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce the whole hall 12 and organizes the presentation with more than 20 automobiles with the assistance of car clubs.
As always, in display were some of the most memorable BMWs ever built along with newer models, like BMW i8 or new MINI Cooper. Here are some of the cars exhibited in Essen: BMW Alpina B10 Bi-Turbo, BMW 2.5 CS, BMW 2.8 L, BMW 3.0 CSL, BMW 3.0 CSL Rennsport Coupé, BMW 3/15 PS DA 3 Typ Wartburg, BMW 318i Baur Topcabriolet, BMW 325i Limousine (E34), BMW 328 Touring Coupé (Replika), BMW 507, BMW 518i (E34), BMW 520 (E12), BMW 600, BMW 633 CSi (E24), BMW 635 CSi (E24), BMW 850 CSi, BMW 1502, BMW 1800 TI/SA Renn-Tourenwagen, BMW 2002 turbo, BMW 2600 L, BMW i8, BMW Isetta 250 Standard, BMW M1, BMW M3, BMW M3 Gruppe A DTM 2,5, BMW V12 LMR, BMW Z1, BMW Z3, BMW Z8 Glas Automobile, Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith and Rolls-Royce Wraith.