Companies love to celebrate anniversaries, and apparently BMW has something pretty special planned for its 100th birthday. Continue Reading...
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Almost becoming a yearly event, rumors of a successor to the BMW M1 have surfaced yet again, this time with reports that the German automaker plans to revive the model in 2016. As we learned in the past, the supercar would be built with a lightweight body featuring plenty of aluminum, magnesium, titanium, and plastic…. Continue Reading...
Yet, despite enthusiasm from within the ranks of M division, including development boss Albert Biermann, it’s currently proving tough to convince management at BMW itself. Continue Reading...
This BMW M1 art car once belonged to Peter Gregg, one of America’s greatest race drivers, who campaigned a 3.0 CSL and participated in Le Mans and the 24 Hours of Daytona. Now, it’s up for auction with some artistic provenance. Before Gregg tragically ended his own life in 1980, he ordered an M1 from his… Continue Reading...
The rumor mill from BMW headquarters, according to a company insider, indicates a possibility of a M1-like supercar—but you’ll have to take it with a heaping pile of salt. Scott27, a relentless forum user and alleged BMW insider, has leaked to the Interwebs that the Bavarian designers are currently considering the idea of a halo… Continue Reading...
Finding a BMW M1 is a rare thing. Finding a BMW M1 art-car is almost impossible. Now one of these rare M1 art-cars is going to the auction block. Interested? Thought you might be. Back in the mid-1970s BMW recruited artists to paint their race cars, which eventually lead them do some road-cars. Artists such… Continue Reading...
Looking to spend over $150,000 on a true collectible? This 1980 BMW M1 was spotted on eBay sporting quite the price tag, but with good reason. Not only is it just one of 456 M1s ever produced, the original owner of this vehicle has kept it completely pristine and it only sports 2,745 miles on… Continue Reading...
BMW Classic, the division responsible for maintaining and restoring historic BMW vehicles, is auctioning off an M1 and a 3.0CSL at the Bonhams classic car auction in Dubai next month. BMW will use the sale to promote its racing heritage and raise the profile of the brand. BMW also plans to auction other vehicles in… Continue Reading...
Remember how fast we thought the Lamborghini Countach, BMW M1, and Porsche 928 GTS were? Remember hanging posters on our walls, idolizing the wedge-shaped awesomeness and iconic styling of the DeTomaso Pantera or the Ferrari 308? How can we forget? After all, every time we see a Countach out in the wild, we drop what… Continue Reading...
BMW reps will be hard pressed to deny the existence of a high-performance 1 Series thanks to some new spy photos (and video) that have been captured of the uncovered car lapping the Nürburgring. What is obvious from the photos are some M3 design cues, some big wheels (reminiscent of the M3 Competition package wheels)… Continue Reading...
As of late there has been a great deal of discussion about the possibility of BMW adding an M-badged version of the 1 Series to its lineup and now we have confirmed reports that the model has been given the green light. The 1-Series M will get a twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline six engine, but with… Continue Reading...
BMW is reportedly developing a new exotic sports car, inspired by both the original M1 and the new Vision EfficientDynamics Concept. According to a high-up source inside BMW, cited by EVO magazine, “M Division should have its own supercar built in three years.” The plan is to have the car ready by 2012, but BMW… Continue Reading...
An M version of the BMW 1 Series is in the German automaker’s product development plan and now we have more details about how the new model might just turn out. The top engineer at BMW’s M division has already said that a serious performance car below the M3 is a top priority and according… Continue Reading...
BMW will resurrect the M1, basing the new exotic car on the Vision EfficientDynamics Concept, which debuted at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The car will hit the market in 2012 says the U.K.’s AutoExpress, keeping much of the concept car’s green technologies, while offering performance to rival the Audi R8. The car will be geared… Continue Reading...