BMW M1

  • 1979 BMW M1 modified for high-speed record run

    After sitting in an East London garage for nearly 25 years, this 1979 BMW M1 has become the latest high-profile barn find. The car, which was available at the Coys Techno Classica event in Essen, Germany, this past weekend, is a unique model as it's been modified for a high-speed record run. According to the consignment information, the car was delivered in factory specification to its first owner in 1980. Under the hood was the standard inline-6 mounted in the middle with 273 horsepower. The M1's top speed was greater than 160 mph. In 1981, racing driver Harald Ertl purchased the car and...

  • BMW legends collection up for sale
    Collection of BMW Legends for sale for $2.3M

    BMW enthusiasts, scrape your change together and think about a double mortgage. Enthusiast Auto Group announced on Wednesday it is selling a collection of BMW legends. The collection brings together 13 rare BMW models in one place, and they're being offered at one fixed price of $2.3 million. The...

  • BMW M1 wall art
    2 wrecked BMW M1 supercars become 1 piece of wall art

    When life gives you a wrecked BMW M1, don't make M1 lemonade...make art. BMW did not make many examples of its amazing M1 supercar. In fact, just 453 were built in total between 1978 and 1981. Two of those have now become one in an effort to spruce up one owner's amazing garage, according to...

  • BMW M1 AHG Studie for sale
    Incredibly rare 1981 BMW M1 AHG Studie for sale for $930k

    The BMW M1 remains a brilliant but briefly offered gem in the automaker's history. It was a mid-engine supercar that arrived in 1978 out of nowhere and was gone by 1981, before the world realized what it had received. BMW built 400 homologation specials of this factory race car and every one that's...

  • World's only street-legal BMW M1 Procar
    The world's only street-legal BMW M1 Procar is coming to Pebble Beach

    With only 453 built, the BMW M1 remains one of the rarest models from the German marque to this day. However, BMW devised something even rarer in 1979: the BMW M1 Procar. Of the 40 BMW M1 Procars that were built—the car was only produced in 1979—there is just one example that is street...

  • BMW M1 garage find
    BMW M1 found after 34 years in Italian garage

    What's the best thing to do with a BMW M1 supercar? If your answer is to drive it just under 4,600 miles then let it sit in a garage for 34 years to be used only as a makeshift shelf for miscellaneous junk, then you are just as crazy as the former owner of this now-rescued M1. Between 1978 and...

  • Inka Orange 1981 BMW M1 for sale on eBay

    BMW has a history of using classic car shows around the world to showcase future designs. Last year, the automaker brought the 3.0 CSL Hommage R to Monterey Car Week in California and we couldn't get enough of it. This year, BMW announced it will bring another concept car to the annual event to celebrate the marque's 100th anniversary. Given the event's penchant to celebrate everything pre-war we're not sure what BMW has in store, but few of the automaker's designs are as instantly recognizable and celebrated as the M1. The last we heard anything about an M1 successor was several years ago...

  • Alleged BMW M1 prototype - Image via eBay Motors
    Alleged BMW M1 Prototype Found In A Barn

    An old, unloved BMW M1 stored in a barn in Germany was recently listed for sale on eBay, and according to the seller the car was the first very M1 ever built. We’re not talking about the first M1 built and sold to a customer but the very first of several prototypes built prior to the start of...

  • First P1s under construction at the McLaren Production Center
    BMW In Talks With McLaren To Build M1 Successor On Bones Of Next-Gen Super Series: Report

    Forget about the hotter i8 plug-in hybrid. BMW is reportedly in talks with McLaren over a proper supercar, one that would feature a V-8 engine and produce upwards of 750 horsepower. Nothing has been set in stone but CAR is reporting that we may see McLaren build a new mid-engine supercar for BMW in...

  • 1981 BMW M1 IMSA Group 4 to race at the Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion 2015
    BMW Bringing Three Classics Of Motorsports To Monterey

    BMW is bringing out some of its big guns for this month's Monterey Car Week. One of the highlight events, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, is right around the corner, and BMW is an automaker with one heck of a road racing history. To that end, the Bavarian bunch will be arriving in...

  • 1980 BMW M1 wreckage up for sale - Image via Gullwing Motorcars
    BMW M1 Wrecked 30 Years Ago Up For Sale

    Normally we’d say a car this extensively damaged has no value except for whatever scrap metal is left, but the wreckage you see here used to be a BMW M1, which means it was one of just 456 examples of the car to ever leave the BMW factory. That gives it some serious cachet, but whether the...

  • Inka Orange 1981 BMW M1 for sale on eBay
    Immaculate 8,000-Mile BMW M1 For Sale on eBay

    Stunning. Immaculate. Utter perfection. There are many ways to describe this Inka Orange 1981 BMW M1 for sale on eBay, and 7,980-mile time capsule is another. For sale on eBay by Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale (discovered by Bring a Trailer), this M1 is number 348 of the 440 or so total M1s...

  • BMW M1 at Circuit Of The Americas

    BMW internal code E26 is a pretty damn special one. It refers to the wedge-shaped wonder that is the M1. Produced from 1978 through 1981, just 456 production examples were produced, and it remains the only mass-produced (we're using that phrase liberally here) mid-engine BMW ever made. It's also one of the most amazing cars BMW has ever produced, and the only true supercar ever to wear the black, white, and blue roundel. The M1 owes its striking shape to master designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. This one man is responsible for a lengthy list of amazing machines. This list--including the Alfa Romeo...

  • 2008 BMW M1 Homage Concept
    Report: BMW M1 successor will be called the M8

    Mercedes-Benz has the SLS AMG, Audi has the R8, and even Lexus has its LFA, but BMW, a brand that prides itself on building some of the best driving machines on the planet, is without a dedicated sports car. That’s all set to change in 2014 when the automaker releases its i8 plug-in hybrid...

  • 2008 BMW M1 Homage Concept
    BMW M1 Successor Coming In 2016: Report

    BMW bosses have vehemently denied that a successor to the legendary M1 supercar is in the works, yet that hasn’t stopped reports of a new super sports car being developed by the M Division from surfacing every now and then. One of the main reasons cited by BMW for the lack of such a model is...

  • 1979 BMW M1 Art Car
    1979 BMW M1 Art Car Acquired By BMW Dealer, Staying In New York

    Finding an original BMW M1 up for sale is already next-to-impossible, though there are some around as we’ve seen in the past. But just imagine how rare it would be to come across the actual 1979 BMW M1 Art Car on the selling block. Well, the Guggenheim Museum in New York sold an original 1979...

  • 1980 BMW M1
    1980 BMW M1 Supercar: Yours For $250,000

    BMW, a brand that prides itself on building the ultimate driving machine, doesn’t have a genuine supercar in its lineup. But this was not always the case because back in 1978 BMW launched its very own supercar. It was the mid-engined M1 homologation special, a car that made its debut more...

  • BMW reviving M1 Procar series at Hockenheim for two days in July
    BMW Reviving M1 Procar Series At Hockenheim For Two Days In July

    Thirty years ago BMW's M1 was built explicitly for Group 4 homologation purposes, in part to allow the car to compete in the BMW M1 Procar series, which proved to be a surprise success. The one-make series was one of the first of its kind, and now BMW is bringing it back as part of the company's...

  • Video: BMW's head designer details the M1 concept

    Revealed at the 2008 Concorsa d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, the M1 Concept shows BMW can reinterpret its classics in a modern and daring way. The concept was created to mark the 30th anniversary of the original M1 supercar and was penned by the carmaker’s new design chief Adrian van Hooydonk. Drawing inspiration from the production M1 (desgined by Giorgio Giugiaro) as well as the BMW Turbo Concept (designed by Paul Bracq), the new M1 Concept continues with the wedge profile and mid-engine design of its forebears. Interesting features of the car include the twin logos at the rear, air vents...

  • BMW M1 Concept to appear at Villa d'Este Concours
    BMW M1 Concept To Appear At Villa d'Este Concours

    Snapped a day ahead of its official debut, the M1 Concept shows BMW can reinterpret its classics in a modern and daring way. Sharing the essential core of the original M1's design, yet thoroughly up-to-date, the new concept arrives just a month past its predecessor's 30th birthday. Showing BMW's...

  • BMW M1 supercar turns 30
    BMW M1 Supercar Turns 30

    BMW, a brand that prides itself on building the ultimate driving machine, doesn’t have a genuine supercar in its lineup. But this was not always the case because back in 1978 BMW launched its very own supercar. It was the mid-engined M1 homologation special, a car that made its debut 30 years...

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