A look back at the BMW M1 (1979 – 1981)

BMW’s M-Division has a pretty impressive track record producing spectacular saloons, coupes and roadsters. The cars, based on mass-produced Beemers – with an added sprinkle of stardust – are usually something quite special. Considering the extensive and awe-inspiring back catalogue, imagine the stir the trailblazing M1 caused when it first came on the motor show(…)

Is this the coolest car on sale right now?

In the seventies, BMW built a race car called the M1. It was conceived for a number of reasons; chief amongst them a desire to stop Porsche winning everything it entered with its frighteningly quick 911. It was constructed from plastic, was staggeringly expensive and took so long to actually make it to the road(…)

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