Friday, February 28, 2020


The BMW M1 (E26) was a sports car produced by BMW from 1978 to 1981. In the late 1970s, Lamborghini entered into an agreement with BMW to build a production racing car for homologation, but conflicts arose that prompted BMW to produce the car themselves.

The car employs a twin-cam M88/1 3.5 L six-cylinder engine with Kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection producing 273 hp, giving a top speed of 260 km/h (162 mph).
Turbocharged racing versions made around 850 hp. Only 453 production M1s were built. Of these, 20 were race versions created for the BMW M1 Procar Championship. The BMW M1 was possibly the first everyday supercar.
The M1’s 24-valve, 3.5 liter I6, dry sump, mid-mounted engine was a gem. 0-60 came in 5.4 seconds and 8 seconds to 100 mph. That’s quick by today’s standards but was monstrous in 1980.
In 2015 an incredibly rare and immaculate example of the BMW M1 made £603,000. That's roughly double what an ordinary M1 goes for. The M1 will continue to be a highly collectible car.