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      03-30-2013, 06:17 PM   #1
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My sorta guided tour of the BMW Museum in Munich.

Unfortunately on my previous trip to Germany I missed out on seeing the BMW Museum. This time, I made sure that mistake was not repeated. After spending the morning at BMW Welt and on the Plant tour I was finally off to the Museum...



The iconic global headquarters of BMW in Munich, Germany.



BMW E36 Touring spotted while crossing over the road from BMW Welt to the BMW Museum. Why exactly were these never imported to the US? Sigh...




E46 Compact as seen from the same walkway. I should have hung out here for a while...







The Munich TV Tower and BMW Welt during a snowstorm while it was sunny out. Ok then...



A trio of classic BMWs greets you upon entry into the museum.











Just an M6 hanging out.



The original BMW 328.













The BMW P84/5 V10 Formula 1 race engine.







It's a tragedy that this engine was hidden by a car. Truly a work of art.



The 2 liter I6, P54 B20 found in the E46 WTCC.*



A fairly ingenious offset intake plenum design by BMW. It makes for superlative throttle response and makes the most of the induction air that comes through the mandated restricted throttle body.*



Another shot of the carbon fiber intake plenum, throttle body, and velocity stack.



The P54 B20's composite intake runners.



The mighty P60B40 as found in the E46 M3 GTR, sorry Porsche, crybabies. Feed me a 996, nom nom nom.









BMW M12/M13 Formula One turbo engine. This 1.4 liter engine was said to produce ~1,300hp in qualifying trim, and that was in 1986!



Carbon fiber turbocharger housing.

















I should buy a boat.





The predecessor to the iconic BMW 3 Series.





E21 323i



E30 Cabrio



All-wheel drive E30 Touring?!?! How did we not get these in the US?



Boston Green Metallic E36 328is. The same color as my first car, a 1995 318i.















The 3 Series bloodline up to the E46.

































Objects in rearview mirror are cheaper.









My dream car, the BMW 2002.











E46 M3 CSL



The interior of the E46 M3 CLS. Unfortunately, due to the lighting and me not having a CPL filter with me, taking decent shots of the interior proved impossible. I could have pressed the lens up on the glass, but I think BMW may have frowned upon that a bit.









Z3 M Roadster Estoril Blue/Black leather interior.



















The car that started it all, the BMW M1.



Dat ass.





The first e28 M5 that I've seen that wasn't painted black.































E21 Racecar on beautiful BBS wheels.



E30 M3 racecar on BBS wheels of course. There were no E36 M3s at the museum. *At the NY International Autoshow briefly spoke with Matt Russel (BMW M Brand Manager) and was told that two journalists wrecked both cars at the Nürburgring. Apparently the cars were running on original tires, which seemed to provide less than favorable grip on the wet track. From what I was told, one of the cars is currently being repaired, but it looks like the other is a total loss.









Massive BBS race wheels. Look at that lip!























BBS wheels and Alcon brakes, perfect match.





Time to leave the BMW Museum and head over to, and up to the top of, the Munich TV Tower.











BMW Welt, Museum and Headquarters as seen from the Munich TV Tower.



Munich Olympic Park



BMW Welt



BMW Museum



BMW Headquarters





Sunset over Munich







Goodnight.
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HOLY SH!T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thank you VERY much for the eye candy!
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HOLY SH!T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thank you VERY much for the eye candy!
You got it! That place was so amazing, I had to share it with you guys.
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Jesus...are you a professional fotographer ?
Anyway...THX... for sharing this amazing,perfect pics.
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thx for sharing
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Awesome pics!

Sorry to jack your thread, but I went to the museum back in 2010 and while I didn't take as many incredible pics as you did, I did have the good fortune to encounter the world's only ///M8 prototype.

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Wow....amazing..never see this before,the ///M8....jesus !
I think it's more than 20 years ago,i did a test drive with the 850 i,and i was surprised by the power, not like my ///M3 today, but at that time it's was amazing !
Now the ///M8....man....THX for sharing this unique pictures
BTW...was this... the 8 cyl. or the 12 cyl. engine ???
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Thanks for sharing, i never get tired of looking at a P60B40
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Wow....amazing..never see this before,the ///M8....jesus !
I think it's more than 20 years ago,i did a test drive with the 850 i,and i was surprised by the power, not like my ///M3 today, but at that time it's was amazing !
Now the ///M8....man....THX for sharing this unique pictures
BTW...was this... the 8 cyl. or the 12 cyl. engine ???
The engine is a V12 (modified S70).

Here's what Wikipedia says:

"Originally envisioned as a Ferrari competitor, only a single prototype BMW M8 was ever produced, equipped with a special version of the S70 engine, essentially a bored out version of the M70 with experimental multi-valve cylinder heads. The only prototype ever produced (one that was reportedly not even road safe) was locked away by BMW in the company's Giftschrank (poison storage).

"BMW and the M Division had strongly denied that the car was even a possibility since the initial stages of its development. A world exclusive feature in the February 2010 issue of BMW Car Magazine, however, revealed that the M8 prototype still exists in its entirety. The car was unveiled for the first time in front of journalists on July 2nd, 2010 at the BMW Museum in Munich."

I was so pumped to see it in person. I actually think it was only in the Welt museum for a couple of days before its private unveiling. I'm pretty sure it's never been back since; probably back in the poison storage room. I just was lucky enough to be there at the time.

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The engine is a V12 (modified S70).

Here's what Wikipedia says:

"Originally envisioned as a Ferrari competitor, only a single prototype BMW M8 was ever produced, equipped with a special version of the S70 engine, essentially a bored out version of the M70 with experimental multi-valve cylinder heads. The only prototype ever produced (one that was reportedly not even road safe) was locked away by BMW in the company's Giftschrank (poison storage).

"BMW and the M Division had strongly denied that the car was even a possibility since the initial stages of its development. A world exclusive feature in the February 2010 issue of BMW Car Magazine, however, revealed that the M8 prototype still exists in its entirety. The car was unveiled for the first time in front of journalists on July 2nd, 2010 at the BMW Museum in Munich."

I was so pumped to see it in person. I actually think it was only in the Welt museum for a couple of days before its private unveiling. I'm pretty sure it's never been back since; probably back in the poison storage room. I just was lucky enough to be there at the time.

THX...for the info !
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Jesus...are you a professional fotographer ?
Anyway...THX... for sharing this amazing,perfect pics.
No sir, thanks though!

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thx for sharing
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Awesome pics!

Sorry to jack your thread, but I went to the museum back in 2010 and while I didn't take as many incredible pics as you did, I did have the good fortune to encounter the world's only ///M8 prototype.

OMG! I would have loved to see that thing in person. I wish it had gone into production. Thanks for posting the pics!


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Thanks for sharing, i never get tired of looking at a P60B40
It is a thing of beauty, isn't it?
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