Customer Picks Up His 135th BMW Vehicle

We all know that passion for a car brand can lead to extremes, but one BMW customer has managed to leave any fan of the German brand open-mouthed. Klaus Hammerschmidt, a 73-year-old retired entrepeneur, has recently gone to pick up his 135th BMW car from the Welt.

What was his last choice you wonder? Well, Hammerschmidt decided for a custom made BMW M6 with the Competition Package this time, said.

Hammerschmidt got the ‘BMW fever’ after driving his first BMW car, a 1800ti from 1963. Since then, the loyal customer had 26 cars from BMW M, 29 BMW Alpina and 80 other BMWs.

So if you do the math... the 73-year-old started buying his first car in 1963, and purchased his 135th in 2009. That gives us 46 years, which means an average of almost 3 BMWs per year. Quite impressive, if you ask us.

Turning attention toward his last choice, the car is presenting a quite impressive on-road performance sheet. It allegedly tops around 205 mph (although electronically limited to 155 mph) and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds.

Most of the components used to manufacture this model are lightweight, such as carbon fibre, aluminium or thermoplastic.

The car is fitted with a 5.0L V10 S85 engine, delivering 507 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. The Competition Package gives the M6 a high-performance profile with a new concentrated chassis which is lowered by 12 millimeters on the front and 10 millimeters on the rear axle.

BMW also added new forged aluminum wheels with double-spoke design and other visual distinctions to the Competition Package.

The optional Competition Package ups the M6’s base price to a total of $138,080. We don’t know how much did Hammerschmidt pay for the car, but BMW must have offered him a fidelity bonus.
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