BMW Art Cars at the 2014 Art Basel in Miami Beach

December 01, 2014
BMW M3 GT2 Art Car - Le Mans 2010

BMW Art Car Collection in Miami

The super hot BMW events for 2014 are not over yet.  If you are just back from a Thanksgiving Day feast and Black Friday holiday shopping spree, don’t miss the 2014 Art Basel international fair held in Miami Beach, where two stellar and exemplary models from the BMW Art Car Collection will be on display from Wednesday, December 4, through Sunday, December 7.  The car customization of these vehicles is extraordinary and you need to see them first-hand to truly appreciate their fine details.  The BMW 320 will be in the Botanical Garden next to the fair, while the BMW M3 will be located in the Collectors Lounge in the Convention Center.

Art Basel and BMW are joining forces toMichael Nelson Jagamarra BMW Art Car give emerging artists the support they deserve with this new global initiative.  The BMW 320, designed by Roy Lichtenstein, is the third car in the BMW Art Car Collection.  His design for this luxury vehicle came from reflections of his famous comic strip.  Michael JagamaraNelson, the Australian artist, gave his BMW M3 automobile customization the look of nature from an aerial view.  Look closely: are there kangaroos and emus hidden within the abstract shapes?  Both exhibited cars are beautiful masterpieces, as well as being exquisite examples of BMW history.

What’s Under The Hood?

The BMW 320 offers a top speed of 180mph and 300 bhp power output with a four-cylinder iBMW Group 5 320i Roy Lichtenstein 1977n-line engine, four valves per cylinder, twin overhead camshafts, and a 1999 cm3 displacement.  The storied past of this car reveals its previous exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the 24-hour Le Mans race in 1977, where it had the number 50 on it, driven by Hervé Poulain to a ninth place overall rating, finishing first in its class.

The M3 can reach a speed of 174 mph, also with 300 bhp power output, a four-cylinder in-line engine with four values per cylinder, twin overhead camshafts, and a displacement of 2332 cm3.  This car also has a storied past as the car that Tony Longhurst won the Australian AMSCAR Championship with in 1987.  Peter Brock drove the car several times after that when the car had a home with the Mobil 1 1988 racing team.

Come See for Yourself

Don’t miss this opportunity to see yet another exciting example of BMW events.  The BMW 320 and the BMW M3 are visual sensations of car customization, offering you an aesthetically pleasing experience of the legendary cars designed by Roy Lichtenstein (1977 – BWM 320 Group 5) and Michael Jagamara Nelson (1989 – BMW M3 Group A).  Both will be on display through the end of the fair, Sunday, December 7.  Don’t miss them!

Category: BMW Art