BMW engine wizard dies at 82
PAUL ROSCHE may not be a household name, but his creations certainly are. One of the world’s leading engine builders, during his 42-year career with BMW he was responsible for, or heavily involved in, the engine development for the 507, 2002 Turbo, M1 and E30 M3. As technical director of BMW Motorsport, a position he held from 1979-96, Rosche was a key figure in the development of the 1000kW turbo engines created for the Brabham Formula 1 team in the early 1980s. He was also the chief architect of the McLaren F1’s 6.1-litre V12.