BMW North America President and CEO Ludwig Willisch has announced plans to compete in the Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion in a classic 3.0 CSL that won the 1975 12 Hours of Sebring.

BMW North America President and CEO Ludwig Willisch has announced plans to compete in the Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion in a classic 3.0 CSL that won the 1975 12 Hours of Sebring.

The historic model features a 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine that develops an impressive 438 bhp (326 kW). It is connected to a five-speed "dog leg" manual transmission which enables the car to be relatively quick thanks to its lightweight body. Speaking of the latter, the car tips the scales at just 2431 lbs (1102 kg).

In a statement, Willisch said “BMW fans and I have a very emotional attachment to this important car in the history of the BMW brand in the US. I’m honored to take the wheel that has been held by the great heroes like Posey, Stuck and Redman to demonstrate the car for the fans at this historic track and event."

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