BMW M History.

BMW M HISTORY.

BMW M

From 1967 to 2015.

BMW M HISTORY.

From 1967 to 2015.

BMW M. High-performance vehicles with racing oriented performance features and everyday suitability for top-level, unrestricted, no-limits driving pleasure at the pinnacle of technical engineering.

BMW M History.From 1967 to 2015.

BMW M. High-performance vehicles with racing oriented performance features and everyday suitability for top-level, unrestricted, no-limits driving pleasure at the pinnacle of technical engineering.

BMW M
BMW M History 2015
BMW M History 2015
BMW M History 2015
BMW M History 2015
BMW M History 2015

2015.

BMW X5 M.

The BMW X5 M, not only delivers the full power potential of BMW M models but also offers the unbeatable versatility the BMW X5 model range is characteristic of. The Sports Activity Vehicle has been transformed into an BMW M model, implying powerful presence, agile sportiness, and maximum driving pleasure.

BMW X6 M.

The BMW X6 M is the self-contained, very extrovert result of the combination between the athletic characteristics of a coupé and the motorsport DNA of BMW M unified in an X model. On balance, the new BMW X6 M incarnates the athletic charisma of this ultimate Sports Activity Coupé.

2014.

BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupé

2014.

BMW M3 SEDAN & BMW M4 COUPÉ.

The fifth generation of the BMW M3 yet again sets a new benchmark in driving dynamics and agility with a light-footed, precise driving experience and the performance virtues typical for the BMW M family. With razor-sharp handling, light-weight materials, driver-focused ergonomics combined with everyday usability, the BMW M3 is truly an athlete in a suit.

2013.

BMW M6 Gran Coupé

2013.

BMW M6 GRAN COUPÉ.

As the new flagship of BMW M, the BMW M6 Gran Coupé perfectly presents exclusivity and extraordinary elegance. With several luxurious accents of BMW Individual, the new BMW M6 Gran Coupé is setting a new benchmark in the world's high-class automobiles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BMW M6
BMW M6
BMW M6
BMW M6
BMW M6

2011.

BMW M6 COUPÉ/CONVERTIBLE.

The BMW M6 offers elegance and luxury in its most athletic form. Powerfully taut across the entire car body giving it an athletic and dynamic look and feel. The new BMW M6 reclaims its strong position among the high performance models with the V8 M TwinPower Turbo, V8 M TwinPower Turbo engine contoured CFK roof and M carbon ceramic brakes.

40 YEARS BMW M.

The BMW M GmbH celebrates its 40th anniversary. For over four decades the employees of BMW M gave their heart to „The most powerful letter in the world.“ And still, BMW M is as fit, well-trained, full of enthusiasm and performance as it was 40 years ago.

BMW 1 Series M Coupé
BMW 1 Series M Coupé
BMW M3 CRT
BMW M5
BMW M5

2011.

BMW 1 SERIES M COUPÉ.

The BMW 1 Series M Coupé combines power and dynamics with highest intensity. The 250 kW (340 bhp) engine and the muscular exterior support the sporty ambitions.

 

BMW M3 CRT.

The BMW M3 CRT embodies a concentrated blend of state-of-the-art development expertise and intelligent lightweight design. Following the tracks of the BMW M3 GTS, this is the second small-series, high-performance BMW M3 off-shoot to be bred for the race track but registered for the road.

 

BMW M5 SEDAN.

Combining the best of both worlds – the grace of a business sedan and the genes of a sports car. With the BMW M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine, the BMW M5 is equipped with the maximum power of 560 hp while only consuming 9.9 litres per 100 km on average. The M double-clutch transmission (M DCT) with Drivelogic and the innovative Active M Differential ensure optimal performance and traction.

2010.

BMW M3 GTS

2010.

BMW M3 GTS.

A BMW M3 Coupé, refined for club sport, enhanced for performance, reduced in weight, built in limited numbers, destined for the road: the BMW M3 GTS is a mission statement straight from the heart of the BMW M GmbH. Tooled up to deliver 331 kW (450 bhp), the high-speed V8 engine’s thrilling sound eminates from the titanium silencers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009.

BMW X5 M / X6 M

2009.

BMW X5 M / X6 M.

The first time carrying over the high performance character into the segment of all-wheel-drive BMW X models. With innovative technologies such as the M TwinPower Turbo engine with 408 kW (555 hp) both models are setting new standards in their class in terms of dynamic performance, lateral dynamics, steering behavior, short stopping distances and efficiency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008.

M Double Clutch Transmission

2008.

M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic (M DKG).

With two transmission structures the M DKG transfers engine power to the road without the slightest disruption to tractive force.

 

BMW M3 Sedan.

No compromise on power, dynamism or responsiveness. Yet there’s no compromise on everyday functionality either: this is a premium saloon that offers a real sense of space for all passengers, comprehensively equipped and finished to the highest standards of craftsmanship. The new BMW M3 Saloon brings the philosophy of “work hard, play hard” to life like no other car.

 

BMW M3 Convertible.

The new BMW M3 Convertible is a car to get excited about in every sense. It offers an inimitably sporty open-top driving experience, with a rich engine note and a high degree of everyday practicality.

 

 

 

2007.

BMW M3 Coupé

2007.

BMW M5 Touring.

A powerhouse worthy of its name, the BMW M5 Touring has an engine output characteristic of an M car. Not only that – it is spacious enough to meet the needs of any situation.

 

BMW M3 Coupé.

An athletic air and a legendary reputation. For four generations, the BMW M3 has embodied the verysoul of motor sport. Thanks to the high-revolution BMW M concept, the 420-bhp V8 engine reaches a top revolution speed of 8,400 rpm with ease and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds.

 

 

 

 

 

2006.

BMW Z4 M

2006.

BMW Z4 M Roadster and Z4 M Coupé.

Talk of high performance must make mention of the M. The BMW Z4 M Roadster and the BMW Z4 M Coupé are the essence of dynamism. They are driven to extraordinary performance levels by a 252 kW (343 bhp) inline six-cylinder engine with a top revolution speed of 8,000 rpm.

 

BMW M6 Convertible.

High performance has rarely been so attractive: the allure of the BMW M6 Convertible lies in the perfect interplay of utmost exclusivity and thoroughbred motor-sport genes. The result is a sports car with style.

 

 

 

 

 

2005.

BMW M5 Sedan

2005.

BMW M5 Sedan.

A thoroughbred sports car and a luxurious sedan: As a high-performance limousine, the BMW M5 embodies some apparent contradictions. The high-revolution 5.0-litre, 507-bhp V10 engine coupled with 7-speed SMG Drivelogic – a world first which offers extremely short shift times – drives the BMW M5 to new highs in performance.

 

BMW M6 Coupé.

Concentrated power and breath-taking beauty: As an exclusive high-performance sports coupé, the BMW M6 is the next logical, seamless step in the BMW M tradition. The use of lightweight construction materials, such as Formula-One-style carbon fiber, places the BMW M6 and its 3.37 kg/bhp power-to-weight ratio at the absolute pinnacle of the sports-coupé class.

 

 

 

 

2003.

BMW M3 CSL

2003.

BMW M3 CSL.

Pure racing allure: Intelligent lightweight construction and a high-tech materials mix, purist design features and a 3.25-litre inline six-cylinder engine capable of 360 bhp and 370 Nm tell you all you need to know about the BMW M3 CSL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2001.

BMW M3 Convertible

2001.

BMW M3 Convertible, SMG Drivelogic and BMW M3 GTR.

For many, the most beautiful way to enjoy a real open-air driving experience.and the introduction of in the BMW M3 – sporty, Formula-One-style gear changes and “America’s best!” With its 450-bhp engine, the BMW M3 GTR is overall winner in its very first year in the American Le Mans Series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000.

BMW M3 Coupé

2000.

BMW M3 Coupé.

The powerful front spoiler and integrated oil cooler are unmistakable, as is the classically harmonious coupé design with characteristic BMW M3 side-gill feature. The strongest 343-bhp six-cylinder suction engine in the world offers an authentic BMW M3 driving experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1998.

BMW M5

1998.

BMW M Coupé & BMW M5.

“The 321-bhp happy pill” – the BMW M Coupé revives the great BMW two-seater sports-car tradition.

 

“Noblesse oblige” – the third M5 is among the most powerful cars ever built by BMW. A BMW M car is, for the first time, driven by an eight-cylinder engine (400 bhp).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1997.

BMW M Roadster

1997.

BMW M Roadster & the SMG.

“More animal than machine,” the BMW M Roadster attacks the road like a beast. Its broader-than-average track and low centre of gravity create a driving experience that can scarcely be bettered.

 

Early 1997, BMW M GmbH introduces the sequential M gearbox (SMG) to the BMW M3, marking a world first.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1992.

BMW M3

1992.

BMW M3 & BMW 850 CSi.

“The M3 gentleman” – be more than you appear to be is now the motto behind the BMW M cars. The unfettered primeval power of the BMW M3 321 bhp, however, makes clear where this BMW belongs.

 

The sports coupé with sex appeal, it’s impossible not to watch as it drives by. In terms of both concept and appearance, the BMW 850 CSi is the most elegant of all BMW M cars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1988.

BMW M5

1988.

BMW M5.

The second generation: “The M5 grows up” and, in so doing, reaches whole new levels of power. Its further-developed 24-valve, six-cylinder inline engine – an engineering masterpiece in itself – is later joined by the first BMW 6-speed gearbox and an adaptive M chassis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1987.

Unbeatable BMW

1987.

Unbeatable BMW.

BMW first entered the BMW M3 for a racing event in 1986. With its high-rewing four-cylinder engine, it dominated the scene to the surprise of its competitors and collected that year’s world championship, European championship and German touring car racing championship titles – an achievement equaled by no other make of car before or since.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1986.

BMW M3

1986.

BMW M3.

“Super 3 Series, high-flyer and racing machine,” the first BMW M3 emerges as the first parallel series-production and motor-sport development. It’s a wild car that looks the part through and through, as demonstrated time and again by Roberto Ravaglia and others in the motor-sport arena.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1984.

BMW M5

1984.

BMW M 635 CSI.

“The BMW M1’s handsome brother” is the perfect embodiment of elegance and power on wheels.

 

BMW M5.

“A wolf in sheep’s clothing” takes the stage. Start with a limousine, cross it with a race car and christen the offspring BMW M5 – a fun car and transport in one. BMW Motorsport GmbH developed the BMW M5, based on the company’s 5 Series models, in 1984. In its appearance it differed very little from these, but the decisive factor was its high performance, naturally aspirated engine, which made the BMW M5 the fastest saloon car of its day.

 

 

 

 

1983.

Crowning glory for BMW Motorsport

1983.

Crowning glory for BMW Motorsport.

BMW wins the Formula One World Championship with a Brabham BMW, driven by Nelson Piquet. Paul Rosche and his team were responsible for the drive system in this victorious vehicle, coaxing a good 790 bhp from the BMW F1 turbo engine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981.

The golden days of the BMW 6 Series

1981.

The golden days of the BMW 6 Series.

Coupé begin with a mercurial 630-day climb to the peak of worldwide motor sport. Its success is evinced by numerous European and touring car championships, and Grand Prix victories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1979.

Pop artist Andy Warhol turns the M1 into a work of art

1979.

Pop artist Andy Warhol turns the M1 into a work of art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978.

BMW M1

1978.

BMW M1 – a dream on wheels.

The BMW M1 six-cylinder sports car occupies a special place in the history of BMW cars. It was the first product to emerge from BMW Motorsport GmbH, and was built in cooperation with several Italian companies, including Lamborghini and Giugiaro. The 277-bhp road version of the BMW M1 was among the fastest sports cars that money could buy at the end of the 1070s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1975.

BMW Art Cars

1975.

BMW Art Cars.

Promoting the evolution from car as “objet d’art” to car as driver of art is part of BMW’s cultural mission. And so came about, in 1975, the idea for a BMW Art Car Collection, which began with vehicles from BMW Motorsport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1973 - 1980.

BMW 3.0 CSL race car

1973 - 1980.

Victory laurels for the first BMW 3.0 CSL race car.

Six-time winner of the Touring Car European Championship and top of the international touring car scene for the entire decade. The pro-car racing series created especially for the BMW M1 won over millions of spectators and even the Formula One elite. Overall series champions were Niki Lauda (1979) and Nelson Piquet (1980).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1972.

The Motorsport GmbH

1972.

The Motorsport GmbH.
BMW Motorsport GmbH was set up by the parent company on 1 May 1972. Its purpose was to demonstrate the performance potential of BMW cars and engines in motor racing. The company enjoyed great success in touring car races, but also in Formula 1 and Formula 2. As well as building these competition cars, BMW Motorsport GmbH began to make and sell small production batches of attractive, highly sporty cars for road use at the end of the 1970s.

 

The BMW Turbo.
In 1972, BMW unveiled the BMW Turbo design study and mobile test laboratory for future oriented technologies. Designed by Paul Bracq, the car featured an injection engine from the 2 Series whose power output had been boosted to around 200 bhp by a turbocharger. Only two prototypes, both with similar specifications, were built between 1972 and 1973.

 

 

 

 

 

1967.

Formula 2

1967.

Entering Formula 2.

The BMW F1 2000 sparked off BMW's involvement in formula racing from 1967 onwards. On 14 June 1970, Hubert Hahne scored BMW's first Formula 2 win in Hockenheim. In view of a drop in domestic sales, BMW quit Formula 2 racing in 1970, but returned as an engine supplier between 1973 and 1984. During this period, six drivers of BMW-powered cars won the European Formula 2 championship title.