Heroes of Bavaria

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience
1972 BMW 3.0 CSL Rally
BMW Motorsport’s only CSL rally car, this 3.0 CSL developed by Alpina is powered by a 300-horsepower 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine with triple Weber carburetors combined with a Getrag 5-speed transmission. Because the 3.0 CSL had not yet been approved for racing, BMW replaced the aluminum hood, doors and trunk lid with steel CS parts before entering the car as a 2800 CS in the Ostmark Rallye in April 1972. Gerd Raschig and Peter Linzen finished second in that event.

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