It has long been rumored that BMW was considering plans for a supercar to celebrate the brand’s centennial next year — rumors including shacking up with the likes of McLaren, Lexus, or even developing a super-i8. Well it looks like it isn’t happening, because BMW hates birthdays and wishes you would stop bringing it…
I chapped a few asses last year when I said the BMW M1 ranked among the most overrated cars of all time. If you weren't happy about that, I'm about to make it up to you with this video.
This week, Jalops and Jalop-ettes, I want you to tell us about cars whose reputations are overblown in your book.
We still aren't sure whether it will have a downsized bi/tri turbo V6 when the next generation of the high performance 3-series officially debuts, but as this video indicates—equipped with a V8 or not—the F80 M3 will still be quite fast.
As it was winding down its M1 racecar program in 1982, BMW built 10 street-legal, higher-powered copies dubbed the M1 AHG, meant only for its racers. The sole example with BMW's racing colors will hit an auction next month.
When it was introduced at the Paris Auto Show in 1978 the BMW M1 was the first mid-engine vehicle BMW had ever built. 33 years later, the low production M1 is the only mid-engine vehicle the company has ever built. One of the rare M1s is currently listed on Ebay, but the entry price to malaise era Bavarian super car…
What’s better from the late ’70s than a Concorde and a race-spec BMW M1? Why, a Concorde, a race-spec BMW M1, and Debbie Harry. In no particular order.
Hans Wagner's BMW M1 waits for a nose job in the Nürburgring garage before the 2009 AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix. And it sounds as good as it looks. Video below.
BMW’s art cars are pretentious exercises in corporate art. Or maybe not. An afternoon with the most famous of them all — Andy Warhol's BMW M1 — reveals a breakneck beauty.
We've seen this exact BMW "M1" and its disguised carbon roof and huge fenders before, but we haven't seen it in motion on video. Bridge to Gantry spied it testing on the Nurburgring. Insert scalded pregnant cat metaphor here.
One week ago, I rediscovered pictures I took inside BMW's closed-to-the-public motorsport museum. Those images were four years old, however, and their pron was limited. Now someone has YouTubed an off-the-cuff video tour of the same building. McLaren overload, anyone?