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BMW Classic at the Mille Miglia 2012 - 1000 MILES ON FOUR WHEELS

Big profile for the legendary BMW 328: This successful model will be represented with twelve cars at the start of the Mille Miglia 2012. Alongside series versions, there will be a number of racing cars competing in the lightning trip from Brescia to Rome.

The Bavarian fleet of cars will be led by the BMW 328 Touring Coup?©, the winning car in 1940. Behind the wheel will be Dr. Herbert Diess, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for development. “The BMW 328 set benchmarks for lightweight construction and vehicle aerodynamics. This car laid the foundation stone for our success today in this area,â€? commented Diess.

Diess will be joined on the starting grid by Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for sales and marketing at BMW: “A track record of numerous racing victories made the BMW 328 one of the most successful sports cars of its time at the close of the 1930s. Today, this car still epitomises the character of the BMW brand,� says Robertson.

The Touring Roadster is also represented at the Italian heritage race alongside the Touring Coup?©. The BMW 328 Kamm Coup?© celebrated its comeback to the modern Mille Miglia two years ago and is starting outside the placings.

The Mille Miglia and BMW share a long tradition. On 28 April 1940, BMW celebrated its biggest racing success up to that point with the BMW 238 Touring Coup?© and at the âœI. Gran Premio Brescia delle Mille Migliaâ€?.

And these are the celebrities and VIPs participating in the 2012 Mille Miglia on historical BMW vehicles:

- Hildegard Wortmann, Heike Schneeweis on BMW 328
- Georg Hackl, Maximilian Neumayer on BMW 328
- Anton Ruf, Leopold von Bayern on BMW 328
- Herbert Diess, Don Walker on BMW 328 Mille Miglia Touring Coup?©
- Ian Robertson, Sir Clive Woodward on BMW 328 Berlin-Rom Touring Roadster
- Adrian van Hooydonk, Alfredo H?¤berli on BMW 328
- Giuliano Can?©, Lucia Galliani on BMW 328 Mille Miglia Roadster
- Franz Jung, Armando Pirola Fumanelli on BMW 328
- Nicholas Peter, John Arild Ertvaag on BMW 328 / China
- Hans-Joachim Bender, Marcel Botterweck on BMW 328 Frazer Nash
- Dirk Johae, Andreas Buchner on BMW 328
- Manfred Schoch, Kay Segler on BMW 328 Kamm Coup?© Replica

Brescia - Munich - Dubai

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