A century of BMW driving celebrated with elegant special editions

BMW turns 100 in 2016 and, as part of the celebrations, the German car manufacturer revealed a special livery at Daytona in the USA on January 27 this year.

Two MG GTLM race cars – ‘number 25’ and ‘number 100’ – were adorned in celebratory images. The number 25 featured the image of a 3.0-litre CSL, the car that provided the marque with its first major win in the States at the Sebring 12-hour race in 1975.

Other car images included the V12 LMR, also a winner at Sebring, as well as Le Mans. Not to be excluded was the M3 GT which took top spot in each competition in its class that it entered in the American Le Mans Series in 2011.

The number 100 sported a lattice design which produced an eye-catching 3D effect. Both cars were seen in action at 24 Hours of Daytona, the 54th edition of the endurance race, which constitutes the opening round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The images on the number 25 represent BMW’s past, celebrating its many triumphs. The number 100, however, was used to demonstrate that the company is not resting on its laurels and is very much focusing on the future.

We will bring you more news of BMW’s 100th-anniversary festivities during the course of this special year. You can find out more about our current range of BMW vehicles on our website, as well as the large selection of approved used cars that we sell.