Like last year, BMW will be highly visible this weekend at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours, Monterey Motorsports Reunion, and Legends of the Autobahn. At Legends BMW will be taking the wraps off of a new Z4 Zagato concept this time based on the product convertible and not a coupe body style. The car marks the second collaboration between the two legendary car companies.
But that ‘s just the start as BMW will roll-out one of it ‘s most secret skunkworks M projects to date for very rare official public showing; the E31 M8. Alongside the new M5 Sedan and M6 Coupe, the legendary M8 Prototype, which never saw production and has never been shown in North America, will also be featured at Friday ‘s event.
The new 2013 BMW 7 Series will make its North American debut with a special highlight on the new 540-hp BMW ALPINA B7 supersedan. Other product highlights include the stunning new BMW 650i Gran Coupe and, in honor of 2012 being the 40th anniversary of BMW M, the all-new BMW M5 and M6.
BMW activity at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion will not be limited to its display in the paddock but will also include three vintage race cars participating in the Reunion, including the 1986 BMW-March GTP, the 1980 BMW M1 Procar as well as the 1975 BMW 3.5 CSL like the one that won the 12-Hours of Sebring that year. The 3.5 CSL will be piloted by BMW of North America President and CEO, Ludwig Willisch. Please stop by the paddock and say “Hello.”
BMW M will be a focus at Legends of the Autobahn.