Paul Rosche, German engineer, Died at 82


Paul Rosche was born on April 1, 1934, and died on November 15, 2016.

He was a German engineer.

Paul had previously worked for BMW.

He was most notable for designing the engines of a number of BMW’s high-performance models, including the M31 found in the BMW 2002 Turbo, the S14 for the E30 M3, the M12 for the 320i Turbo and the Brabham BT52, the M88 in the M1 and the S70/2 found in the V12 LMR and the McLaren F1.

He joined BMW immediately after his graduation, and became very skilled at calculating camshafts.

Paul then soon became a specialist in this task, earning the nickname “Nocken-Paul” (Camshaft Paul).

Rosche later became a technical director of the BMW M racing program.

During his career, engines which were designed by him personally or under his stewardship have achieved a total of 150 European Formula Two Championship and Formula One World Championship titles, as well as two victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Paul Rosche passed away at 82 years old.