40 Years of BMW art cars

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Breathtaking BMW art cars on show at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2015

BMW M3 GT2 Le Mans 2010 Jeff Koons  “These race cars are like life, they are powerful and there is a lot of energy,” said Koons

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1976 BMW 3.0 CLS painted by Frank Stella

  • 6-cylinder inline engine
  • Turbocharged
  • 4 valves per cylinder
  • Twin overhead camshafts
  • Displacement: 3,210 cc
  • Power output: 750 bhp
  • Top speed: 341 km/h

    “My design is like a blueprint transferred to the bodywork.”
    — Frank Stella

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BMW Group 5 320i painted in 1977 by Roy Lichtenstein

  • 4-cylinder inline engine
  • Turbocharged
  • 4 valves per cylinder
  • Twin overhead camshafts
  • Displacement: 2,000 cc
  • Power output: 300 bhp
  • Top speed: 257 km/h

    “I thought hard and put all I had into it.”
    — Roy Lichtenstein

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Alexander Calder 1975 BMW 3.0 CSL

  • 6-cylinder inline engine
  • 4 valves per cylinder
  • Twin overhead camshafts
  • Displacement: 3,210 cc
  • Power output: 480 bhp
  • Top speed: 291 km/h

    “Where everything is already perfect, there can be no fulfillment.”
    — Alexander Calder

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1979 BMW Group 4 M1 painted by Andy Warhol

  • 6-cylinder inline engine
  • 4 valves per cylinder
  • Twin overhead camshafts
  • Displacement: 3,500 cc
  • Power output: 470 bhp
  • Top speed: 307 km/h

“I adore the car, it’s much better than a work of art.”
— Andy Warhol

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