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  BMW 3.0 CSL Group 2 Works
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1973
Numbers built:4
Internal name:E9
Successor:BMW 3.0 CSL IMSA
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 07, 2016
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Chassis: 2275998
One of four works cars used by BMW Motorsport during the 1973 European Touring Car Championship, this car debuted in the hands of Dieter Quester and Toine Hezemans at the Monza round where it failed to finish. Quester and Hezemans then raced it to second in the Nürburgring 6 Hours and to the outright victory in the blue ribband Spa 24 Hours. At the end of the year, the Austrian / Dutch pairing also won the 6 Hours race at Paul Ricard, which was sufficient for Hezemans to be crowned champion. In addition to ETCC, the car was also raced by Quester and Hezemans in the Nürburgring 1000 km and the 24 Hours of Le Mans where it placed second and first in class respectively.

Ahead of the 1974 season, the Spa 24 Hours and the 24 Hours of Le Mans class winning CSL was sold to the Belgian Précision Liegeoise team, who fielded the car for Alain Peltier and Jean Louis Lafosse in the ETCC. With the works teams only competing in select rounds, the year-old CSL managed to clinch wins at Monza and Vallelunga, while it also finished third at Salzburg and Jarama. For the 1975 season, the car was fielded by the Faltz Alpina team in the DRM championship with Harald Grohs winning the Nürburgring round. It was then retired from contemporary racing after three very successful seasons.

During the mid-2000s, chassis 2275998 was completely restored to its 1975 specification with wider wheel arches by Alex Elliott of Roundel Racing. Since then, it has been regularly raced at major events throughout Europe, including the Le Mans Classic. In 2012, Dieter Quester himself was one of the car's drivers at Le Mans.


Chassis details
Manufactured in 1973
First owner BMW Motorsport
Major wins
1973 Spa 24 Hours (Toine Hezemans / Dieter Quester)
Last known location Australian Historic Racer
Appearances

2018 Le Mans Classic 2018 Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or 2018 Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or 2018 Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or
2018 Spa Classic 2017 Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or 2017 Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or 2017 Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or
2017 Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or 2017 Spa Classic 2017 Spa Classic 2017 Spa Classic
2016 Le Mans Classic 2016 Spa Classic 2016 Spa Classic 2016 Spa Classic
2016 Spa Classic 2016 Spa Classic 2015 Spa Classic 2015 Spa Classic
2015 Spa Classic 2015 Spa Classic 2015 Spa Classic 2014 Le Mans Classic
2014 Le Mans Classic 2014 Le Mans Classic 2014 Le Mans Classic 2014 Le Mans Classic
2014 Spa Classic 2014 Spa Classic 2014 Spa Classic 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Spa Classic 2013 Spa Classic
2013 Goodwood Preview 2013 Spa Classic 2012 Le Mans Classic 2012 Le Mans Classic
2012 Le Mans Classic 2012 Le Mans Classic 2012 Le Mans Classic 2012 Le Mans Classic
2010 Le Mans Classic 2010 Le Mans Classic 2010 Le Mans Classic 2010 Le Mans Classic
2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed

  Article Image gallery (71) Chassis (2) 2275998 Specifications