BMW en­gine wizard dies at 82

Motor (Australia) - - THE NEWS -

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.

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