BimmerWorld to Unveil “Bergsteiger” at SEMA

By Jordan Rimpela
Oct 30, 2019 | BimmerWorld, BMW E36

BimmerWorld will unveil "Bergsteiger" at this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas. Bergsteiger—German for mountaineer or mountain climber—reveals BimmerWorld's vision for a Pikes Peak International Hill Climb car, combining humongous turbos with even bigger aerodynamic bits affixed to an E36-chassis BMW M3. BimmerWorld will do the big unveil on November 5 at the OPTIMA Batteries booth. 

Read the full press release below, and leave a comment. 

Over two years ago, we began work on the BimmerWorld Bergsteiger (mountain climber) E36 - our sophomore Pikes Peak International Hill Climb car which would meld big turbos and big aero with the iconic BMW 1992-1999 E36 3 Series chassis. This year, our finished car will be unveiled at the OPTIMA Batteries booth (#20323, Central Hall) Tuesday November 5th at 9:30AM PST  (12:30PM EST). 

As a valued supporter, we would like to invite you to join us as we release the wildest BMW E36 ever built!  While not everyone can be at SEMA, we will be going live with interviews and sneak-peeks starting Sunday November 3rd which we hope you'll tune in for. We'll share more about the time and specifics on our Facebook Page, so check back during the week. And finally, a sincere "thank you" for your support through the years. We couldn't have built this monster machine without customers and passionate BMW enthusiasts like you.

A Monster Build: The Bergsteiger

Carbon bodywork from late '90s ALMS PTG racecars, modified for additional cooling and downforce

Full body underwing meshes a modified Lola B2K40 splitter, custom undertray, and Argo JM19 tunnels to produce an estimated 3000+ pounds of downforce

BMW Motorsport P63 twin-turbo V8 engine, built by Roush Engines with ported heads, forged pistons and rods, and Weistec turbos to produce over 1000 RWHP on E85 fuel

Rear-mounted Hollinger 6-speed transaxle with paddle-actuated air-shift

Full semi-tube chassis with custom double A-arm front suspension configuration, controlled by MCS 4-Way dampers

Performance Friction monobloc GT-spec endurance brake package

Forgeline GS1R 18"x12" forged wheels wrapped in proprietary Continental / Hoosier racing slicks

Electronics package including Bosch Motorsport ECU and ABS, Motec dash and PDM, and DCE power steering, supported by an OPTIMA YellowTop battery

Currently Scheduled Events
Nov 3, 2019 - SEMA Unveil at OPTIMA Booth 20323
May 2020 - Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge
June 2020 - Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
August 2020 - GRIDLIFE South
December 2020 - Acquire Passport and Travel Visa

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noddaz GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/30/19 3:09 p.m.


I need a street version of that monster.

_ Dork
10/30/19 6:58 p.m.

Hoods crooked. 

PowerKraut New Reader
10/30/19 7:35 p.m.

Wondering what the plan is for 2021 that requires a passport and a travel visa wink


FIA Hillclimb Masters!?



11/5/19 7:35 a.m.

Where si the link to the video showing the unveiling and Q & A live at the event?


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