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Well Known and still producing petrol head fantasy automobile porn the company is known for putting larger, more powerful factory BMW engines in smaller cars, such as engines from the 5 series into the smaller series range. Founded in 1971 by the racing-driven brothers Herbert and Rolf Hartge.

In 1985 Hartge was granted manufacturer's status in Germany, meaning they could release their own vehicles. All vehicles built from then on received a Hartge Motorsport VIN plate in place on the BMW VIN plate with a selection of other few tastey options!

Until the year 1987, sales were made by the big BMW dealer Kohl Automobile, which then cooperated with the company Schnitzer. Herbert Hartge continued the company in Beckingen. His brothers Rolf and Andreas founded the company Carlsson Autotechnik in 1989, a tuner for Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

Magazine Photos- 1987


Offered models based on BMW E24 were: Hartge H6S (240 hp / 335 Nm), H6SP (254 hp / 340 Nm) and H6-24 on M635 CSi basis (330 hp / 355 Nm). Modifications were made mainly to the cylinder head, camshaft, valves, manifold, exhaust system and chassis. The H6SP also had special pistons and a modified engine control unit. - A very special vehicle, made to order!

There were never any information on how many Hartge e24 were made, if you have one you must be extremely lucky!

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