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BMW 320 Turbo

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BMW 320 Turbo
Race Car
Category
Constructor BMW
Chassis
Suspension (front)
Suspension (rear)
Engine 2.0 litre Inline 4
Power 300 hp @ N/A rpm
N/A lb-ft. of torque @ N/A rpm
Transmission
Fuel
Tyres
Notable entrants
Notable drivers
Debut 1977
Races competed
Race victories
Constructors' Championships
Drivers' Championships
Pole positions
Fastest laps
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The BMW 320 became BMW's next weapon in the European racing scene after the exit of the highly successful 3.0 CSL. Both non-turbo and turbocharged versions of the highly successful Formula 2 'M12' engine powered these racecars. The BMW Junior Team who's up and coming drivers Eddie Cheever, Marc Surer and Manfred Winkelhock drove to eight victories made the non-turbo versions famous in the 1977 German Racing Championship.

The Turbo versions of these cars were raced in both Europe and the US. The European turbo cars had 1.5 liter engines while the US versions had 2.0 liter engines. The BMW owned versions of the 320 turbo you see here was campaigned by Team McLaren and driven by David Hobbs to 7 wins in the IMSA Camel GT series in 1977 and 1978. American Jim Busby also campaigned a sister car in the 1979 IMSA Camel GT series.

Significantly, the 320 turbo engine was the test bed for the BMW/Brabham BT52 that took Nelson Piquet to the 1983 Formula 1 World Championship.

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Complete Racing Results

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Points WCC
YYYY (Constructor) (Engine) (Tyre code)

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