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Techno Classica Essen

The Worlds Greatest Classic Car Show

March 21 - 25 2012

Essen, Germany

2011 Event - 178,300 visitors from 41 countries! 1200 exhibitors from 28 countries! Over 110,000 square metres of exhibition floor space in 17 halls! Approximately 2500 automobiles for sale! Over 130 presentations from clubs and museums!

With the large exhibition area of the historic division BMW Classic, BMW traditionally occupies almost all of hall 12 of TECHNO-CLASSICA. This year, the BMW 3 series is in the focus of the Munich presentation. With significant exhibits from each of the now six series - E 21 (1975-1983), E30 (1982-1994), E36 (1990-2000), E46 (1998-2006) E90 (2005-2012) and F30 (from 2012) - the white and blue brand gives proof that the 3 series "as an original, is the benchmark for medium-class sports cars", as BMW officially states. The F30, which has been built since February 2012 and decorates the BMW stand as one of the first examples, builds the bridge to modern times.

Also the anniversary "40 years of BMW Motorsport GmbH - today BMW M GmbH - will be duly celebrated: with retrospectives of the Procar series performed with BMW M1. The Bavarians place special emphasis on the presentation of historic racing cars, as those started at the German Racing Championship and at the German Touring Car Championship - often with success. The visitors can look forward to seeing the legendary Batmobile, the BMW 3.0 CSL, just as to seeing BMW 3 series cars of the first and second generation.

Also the long tradition of motorcycle construction will be duly savoured at the large white-blue exhibition area: the two-cylinder boxer engines from Bavaria are legendary and have significantly contributed to the good reputation of the BMW motorcycles. An attractive special show with exhibits from the first BMW boxer engine which was built into a Viktoria to the legendary BMW R 5 SS, R 51/3 and R 75/5 is dedicated to these engines.

The BMW presentation will be topped off by some interesting young classic cars - with exact limits being set for the age groups: also examples of the 1970s count among the cars classified as Young Classics. In addition, insider information is available on the spare part supply for classic BMW automobiles - and even a premiere: for the first time, the opportunity is presented to the public, to buy classic spare parts via the Internet. BMW Classic chief press officer Manfred Grunert: "Since the beginning of this year, we are on the Internet with the online spare parts supply - we therefore offer the owners of historic BMW vehicles an easy and quick option to procure parts required for restoration or repair without any problems."

The presence of the enthusiast associations in hall 12 illustrates the significance the Bavarians add to the BMW classic clubs: the 22 most important German historic clubs are integrated in the large exhibition area and use the opportunity to display themselves both stylish and impressively.

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