And the two thousand sixteen Goodwood Festival of Speed featured marque is ...

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 9:46 PM

But the photo should've given it awayThe Goodwood Festival of Speed will toss a special birthday bash for BMW this year, as the marque celebrates its centennial.

And the two thousand sixteen Goodwood Festival of Speed featured marque is ...

If the photo doesn't give it away, it'south BMW. But the photo should've given it away

The Goodwood Festival of Speed will toss a special birthday bash for BMW this year, as the marque celebrates its centennial. Cars with the blue and white roundel will get middle stage at the annual gearhead gathering, with the BMW three hundred twenty-eight Mille Miglia Roadster, the Le Mans-winning BMW V12 LMR and the the Gordon Murray-designed Brabham-BMW BT52 appearing on the Gerry Judah sculpture on the estate grounds.

BMW will showcase all four of its current brands at the venue, including Mini, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, but fans of classic Bimmers will undoubtedly like seeing cars such as the the Mille Miglia-winning BMW three hundred twenty-eight Touring Coupé from one thousand nine hundred forty, a one thousand nine hundred fifty-seven BMW five hundred seven and the one thousand nine hundred sixty-five BMW one thousand eight hundred TiSA making their way up Goodwood's well-known 1.16-mile course.

"Throughout our 100-year history, BMW has always proved to be a highly innovative company which has defined modify and looked to the future," said Graeme Grieve, BMW Grouping UK’s chief executive officer. "From our first racing success in one thousand nine hundred twenty-fourth through to our plug-in hybrid model BMW i8, BMW Grouping has played a pioneering role in the automotive world. I'm delighted that we'll be celebrating our landmarks and achievements at Goodwood this year."

BMW won't forget to spotlight its performance brand with a special "M Ave" that'll celebrate M cars from the last forty years and showcase the latest addition to the lineup; the M2. BMW will also debut the M4 GTS at Goodwood, powered by a 500-hp inline-six. Rest assured that this new model will rip up the Goodwood course along with others.

"In its 100-year history, BMW has created many landmark cars, and has an exceptional motorsport heritage in Formula One, Formula Two, at Le Mans, and in a variety of touring car series around the world," said the Earl of March, chairman of the Goodwood Grouping of Companies. "BMW has been one of the Festival’s most faithful and enthusiastic partners for nineteen years. I'm thrilled to be celebrating their centenary, and our long-standing relationship, with a BMW Central Feature. The sculpture will feature three cars which epitomize BMW's competitive instincts and pursuit of technology in creating the ultimate driving machine."

The Goodwood Festival of Speed will running June 23-26.

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