The Herbert Hartge GmbH & Co. KG is a vehicle tuners and other small volume manufacturers, which specializes in vehicles of BMW and Mini brands. The company was founded in 1971 by Herbert Hartge racers in Merzig and is located since 1974 in Beckingen. Since 1985 Hartge is from the Federal Motor Vehicle Office recognized automotive manufacturers.
The company achieved recognition for his success in motor sport in the 1970s. Company founder Herbert Hartge celebrated 1971-1979 BMW 2002 on several victories in circuit racing and hill climbs. 1982 and 1984 won Harald Demuth on a BMW 323i by Hartge the German Rally Championship. 1983 and 1984 the team took Hartge part in the European Touring Car Championship. Eric van de Poele played in 1987 for the team Hartge the German Formula 3 Cup and finished the championship in eleventh place. His best result of the season was third place in Zolder. Erwin Weber and Matthias Feltz launched in 1988 with a BMW M3 Hartge Motorsport as part of the European Rally Championship at Rally Germany, but declined due to a damaged suspension from. Francis Dosières won in 1989, 1990, 1992 and 1993 on a BMW M3 Hartge of the European Hillclimb Championship. Jean -Michel Martin was also. On a Hartge M3 - 1990 titles and 1991 runner-up of the Belgian Procar Championship
In addition to tuning parts Hartge also sells itself built vehicles. The company is primarily known for the installation of more powerful engines.