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Chapter 13: Cat, Roundel and Star

Inspired by a casual conversation between two BMW executives, the Munich company produced its M33 prototype vee-twelve in 1974. It was powerful - so much so, in fact, that it was in advance of BMW's ability to provide a car for it.

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Karl Ludvigsen
Karl Ludvigsen

In addition to his motor industry activities as an executive (with GM, Fiat and Ford) and head of a consulting company, Karl Ludvigsen has been active for over 50 years as an author and historian. As an author, co-author or editor he has some four dozen books to his credit. Needless to say, they are all about cars and the motor industry, Karl's life-long passion.

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