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Posted: 22 Jun 2012
BMW 3.0 CSL
Six European Touring Car Championships is proof enough of this car's immense motorsport provenance. The fact - and it is a fact - it is simply one of the finest looking BMWs ever made only adds to the aura surrounding this, the BMW 3.0 CSL.
It was an inauguration of BMW's newly-formed M Division, sort of. When, in 1972, they were tasked with building a racer based on the 3.0 CS, they quickly turned around a 360bhp touring car monster, replete with aluminium doors, bonnet and boot lid.
And that CSL eventually beefed up to a 750bhp twin-turbo racing version...