Here are the pictures of the BMW Museum. However, this wasn't the "real BMW Museum" as we know it. I arrived in Munich quite surprised that this was just a "temporary museum". Next to this makeshift museum was a construction site with a building in progress that vaguely looked like the Mercedes-Benz Museum over in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim.
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The first shots are of the early models.
1928 Wartburg Type I: 479cc 2-cylinder inline, 4-horsepower, 3-speed manual, 40 km/h top speed.
1931 BM 3/15 PS DA Convertible: 748.5cc 4-cylinder inline, 15-horsepower, 3-speed manual, 75 km/h top speed.
1933 BMW 3/20 PS Roadster: 788cc 4-cylinder inline, 20-horsepower @ 3,500 RPM, 4-speed manual, 80 km/h top speed.
1933 BMW 303 Limousine: 1182cc 6-cylinder inline, 30-horsepower, 4-speed manual, 90 km/h top speed. The 303 was the BMW that set out the layout for all following BMW's. It was the first BMW with a lively 6-cylinder engine and the famous kidney grille.
1939 BMW 328 Touring Coupe: 1971cc 6-cylinder inline, 136-horsepower, 220 km/h top speed. A replica of the famous 328 which won the 2-liter Le Mans class as well as the 1940 (yes, 1940!) Mille Miglia.
1960 BMW 502 2.6 "Baroque Angel": 2580cc V8, 100-horsepower, 4-speed manual, 160 km/h top speed. The infamous 502, known as the "Baroque Angel" in Germany. I believe this was the first BMW sedan to be offered with an 8-cylinder engine.
1958 BMW 503: 3168cc V8, 140-horsepower, 4-speed manual, 190 km/h top speed. Only 139 503's were made from 1956 to 1960 making it one of the most rare BMW's ever. In my experience, not many BMW fans even know about this car as it stood in the shadow of the 507 and 502. The 503 was one of the first cars to feature a body that was constructed out of aluminum.
1960 BMW 700 Rennsport Coupe: 697cc 2-cylinder boxer engine, 60-horsepower, 170 km/h top speed. The 700 Rennsport was created to demonstrate the sporting potential of the stock 700 models. The car shown won the 12-hour endurance race at Hockenheim and Monza.
1959 BMW Isetta: 245cc 1-cylinder, 12-horsepower, 85 km/h top speed. The famous Isetta, no explanation needed. But for those of you who know nothing about it, it was designed to reach warp speeds in order to transport their owners into different time periods (aka "time machine").
I forgot to photograph the info bars for these two hotties. The red car is a BMW 2000 while the white one is a 3.0S - sounds fast.
After World War II, BMW was forbidden by the Allies to produce any sort of industrial machinery, so they turned to making bicycles. Only 17 were produced however.
BMW R1150 GS: This motorcycle made it through all of the worlds deserts. It was chosen by the "Desert photographer" Michael Martin and his camera woman Elke Wallner as their ride. In 1999 they left Munich and 5 years later, they had made it through all of the worlds deserts including the those of the Middle East, Iran, Central Asia, the Thar, Takla Makan and the Gobi.
View of the upcoming BMW Museum and the old BMW Museum.
1950 BMW R51/2: This was BMW's first post-war boxer-engined motorcycle. 494cc 2-cylinder boxer engine, 24-hp and a top speed of 135 km/h.
1935 BMW World Record-Breaking Motorcycle 750cc "Henne": In 1929 Ernst Henne set up the first of a total of 76 world records on a 750cc supercharged motorcycle derived from the R37, posting a record speed of 216.75 km/h. This motorcycle was continually evolved by Sepp Hopf and Rudolf Schleicher and, in its final version of 1935, managed to claim a new absolute world record for BMW on the 27th September of 1935 with a top speed of 256 km/h (159 mph).
1974 BMW 2002L: 1990cc 4-cylinder, 100-horsepower, 4/5-speed manual, 170 km/h top speed. The L version of the 2002 models was a more luxurious version. It included wood on the dashboard, more luxurious seats, heated rear window, center armrest and a lockable fuel cap.
1979 BMW 518i: 1766cc 4-cylinder, 90-horsepower, 4/5-speed manual or automatic, 160 km/h top speed. The 518i was the entry level model of the 1970s 5-series sedans. 132,281 were made from 1974-1981.
1987 BMW 735i: 3430cc 6-cylinder, 211-horsepower, 5-speed manual or automatic, 230 km/h top speed. The second generation 7-series was designed with the aid of the latest computer technology. The engines offered in this range produced 188-300-horsepower.
1991 BMW Z1: 2494cc 6-cylinder, 170-horsepower, 5-speed manual, 220 km/h.
1993 BMW 850CSi: 5576cc V12, 380-horsepower, 6-speed manual, 250 km/h (limited). The V12 super sports car from BMW.
2001 BMW 745h "Hydrogen Car": 4398cc V8, 184-horsepower, 6-speed A/T, 215 km/h. The BMW 745h uses the V8 engine of the 745i, but with hydrogen as its fuel source.
1983 Brabham BMW BT52 Turbo: 1499cc 4-cylinder, 630-790-horsepower (depending on turbo boost configurations), 340 km/h top speed. This is the car that Nelson Piquet won the 1983 World Championships with. And people say "4-cylinders suck"...
Williams F1 BMW FW25: 2998cc V10. No mention of horsepower and top speed, top secret I guess.
Various BMW racecars including an M1.
BMW 132 World War II aircraft engine employed in aircraft like the Focke-Wulf FW-200 "Condor", Junkers Ju-52, Dornier Do-17, Henschel HS-123, Junkers Ju-86 and the Junkers Ju-90. The engine became famous for its use in the civilian airliner, the trimotor Junkers Ju-52. It was continually refined during World War II. 9-cylinder radial engine with 690-horsepower. Fuel-injected variants produced over 1,000-horsepower.
Rebuilding a BMW 528 from scratch: Arthur Heimann is a master mechanic with a passion for older BMW's. Here he is building a BMW 528 using original BMW parts. I have to say "DAMN!!!". The dude has SKILLZ.
Some BMW aero engine related info...
What the new BMW Museum will look like...
The Olympia Turm across from the makeshift museum next to the Olympiastadion.
Hope you liked the pics!