About the car
A two-door coupe built for BMW by Karmann from 1968 to 1975, the BMW CS was developed from the BMW 2000CS coupe based on the New Class. It evolved from the BMW 2000CS coupe based on the New Class, which was enlarged to accommodate the BMW M30 straight-6 engine used in the E3 saloon.
One of the most successful cars in the world, the 3.5CSL was built for Group 5 racing and BMW claimed three races in the 1976 World Makes Championship with this model.
The CSL received in July 1973 a 3.2-litre 6-cylinder engine developing 206 bhp at 5,600 rpm, of which 167 were produced and production ended in November 1975.
Most of the competition versions are derived from this production and are sometimes extremely powerful, as a result of the Motorsport preparations, but also thanks to Alpina and Schnitzer who are very active on the competition scene.
About the Brand
BMW, which stands for “Bayerische Motoren Werke” in German, is a German producer of luxury, sporty and high-end automobiles, and motorbikes, as well as a major manufacturer of aircraft engines. Founded in 1916 by Gustav Otto and Karl Friedrich Rapp, BMW is part of the BMW Group, along with Rolls-Royce and Mini.
BMW’s main headquarters and famous museum are located in Munich, Germany. During 2018, the BMW Group sold 2,125,026 cars and 123,495 two-wheelers.
About the Manufacturer
Minichamps is a manufacturer of model cars, trucks, buses, motorbikes, tanks, and car accessories. It offers a wide variety of replicas in different scales, but its Formula 1 models are mainly presented in 1/18 or 1/43 scale.
The Minichamps range currently contains models of all the significant car manufacturers in the world and many types of motor racing and sports teams. Known originally as PMA (Paul’s Model Art), the company was founded in 1990. As one of the leading businesses in the industry, with the widest range of models of any other model producer, Minichamps is a pioneer in the field.