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The 24 highlights from motorsport, motor shows and events.

The new year has plenty of performance in store: These are the highlights for petrolheads this year.

22 January 2024

The year is still young, but petrolheads, racing fans and classic car enthusiasts can already look forward to some top-class highlights. Open your calendar app, here are some high-powered events that you shouldn't miss in 2024.

24 HOURS OF DAYTONA.

BMW M Hybrid V8 DaytonaBMW M Hybrid V8 Daytona

25 to 28 January 2024.

The 24 Hours of Daytona in January is one of the most traditional endurance races in the world. This year, 60 racing cars from four different classes will compete against each other. These include the spectacular top category GTP, in which the BMW M Hybrid V8 will also be taking part. For motorsport enthusiasts, this race is a must - for everyone else, the 24 Hours of Daytona should be clearly marked in your diary if you want to experience a racing atmosphere at the highest level.

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FIA WEC IN QATAR.

BMW M Hybrid V8BMW M Hybrid V8

29 February to 2 March 2024.

The first race of the year of the FIA World Endurance Championship, WEC for short, will take place at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar. This will also be the premiere of the BMW M Hybrid V8 on this race track, which was recently extensively renovated.

MOTOGP™ QATAR.

BMW M MotoGPBMW M MotoGP

10 March 2024.

MotoGP™ is the pinnacle of motorbike championships. The first race this year will take place at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar. With insane speeds, breathtaking duels and innovative technologies, the world's best riders will once again provide top-class racing in 2024. The new BMW XM Safety Car will ensure optimum safety on the track. And with the BMW M MotoGP™ Experience, you can experience a weekend full of excitement and M Power.

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PEKING AUTO SHOW.

Beijing Motor ShowBeijing Motor Show

25 April to 4 May 2024.

Auto China - also known as the Beijing Motor Show - is one of the largest motor shows in the world. In the capital of this passionate car enthusiast country, the latest technical innovations meet impressive luxury. Among them: BMW and BMW M.

CONCORSO D’ELEGANZA VILLA D’ESTE.

BMW M Villa d'EstBMW M Villa d'Est

24 to 26 May 2024.

If you love cars, the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este is the place to be. Beauty, rarity and emotional appeal are of particular importance for the historic vehicles, show cars and design concepts - jury and audience prizes are also awarded for the classics. Every year since 1929, the high-calibre event against the picturesque backdrop of Lake Como has attracted an automobile-loving audience that appreciates not only the fine selection of cars but also the luxurious ambience of the hotel and gardens.

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24 HOURS AT THE NÜRBURGRING.

BMW M NürburgringBMW M Nürburgring

30 May to 2 June 2024.

The endurance classic on the most famous race track in the world will once again be a home race for BMW M in 2024. With the most victories in over 50 years of 24-hour races in the "Green Hell", M GmbH will be holding its high-performance colours high this year as usual: several teams will be battling for the title with the BMW M4 GT3 and the BMW M4 GT4. Anyone who wants to experience the ultimate motorsport party with several thousand spectators (2023: 235,000!) on site must make a detour to the german Eifel mountains end of May.

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24 HOURS OF LE MANS

BMW M Hybrid V8BMW M Hybrid V8

14 to 16 June 2024.

Perhaps the most famous race in the motorsport world: great victories, bitter defeats, phenomenal racing, but also unforgettable accidents have characterised Le Mans since 1923. In the more than 100 years of its existence, these 24 hours have made it into the history books in many respects. This year marks the beginning of a new era for BMW M in particular: For the first time since 1999, the brand will be competing in the highest class, the hypercar category, with the new BMW M Hybrid V8. With over 85 per cent full throttle, the Circuit de la Sarthe is a spectacular high-speed track that does not forgive the racing drivers any mistakes.

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GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED.

Goodwood Festival of SpeedGoodwood Festival of Speed

11 to 14 July 2024.

In 2024, the world's most powerful party will once again take place on the front lawn of Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, Duke of Richmond. On the grounds of Goodwood House in the south of England, the who's who of the fastest, loudest and most valuable sports and racing cars ever will be handing over the keys. Anyone who has always wanted to know what a BMW V12 LMR sounds like at 8,000 rpm or which road-legal super sports car is the fastest on the hillclimb course should not miss this event.

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PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE.

Pebble BeachPebble Beach

14 to 18 August 2024.

The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is the highlight of Pebble Beach Automotive Week in Monterey, USA. It was launched in 1950 and is now regarded as the world's most important event to celebrate the automobile - an absolute must for all lovers of classic cars, outstanding design studies and spectacular new model launches. Similar to the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, prizes are awarded for the most impressive vehicles. The auctions, where collectors can buy and sell rare classics, round off this unique event.

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DETROIT AUTO SHOW.

Detroit Auto ShowDetroit Auto Show

13 to 24 September 2024.

The North American International Detroit Auto Show is the largest motor show in the United States. It is an event with a long tradition in America's former "Motor City" and, as the most important event in the automotive sector in the USA, it showcases the latest trends and technologies in the industry. This auto party is famous for offering great entertainment, events and attractions as far as the eye can see.

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MONDIAL DE L’AUTO PARIS.

Paris Motor ShowParis Motor Show

14 to 20 October 2024.

Better known internationally as the Paris Motor Show, the Mondial de l'Auto returns this year to the Parc des Expositions exhibition space at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre in Paris. With its 126-year history, the trade fair is one of the most important in the industry and will once again celebrate Europe as the birthplace of the automobile.

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