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  BMW M1
1978 - 1980
BMW M1
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Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Supercar
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Coupe
Layout Mid Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Number Built 456 
Engine
Type Conventional
Details Flat 6
Capacity
211 in3 
Max Power
277 bhp @6500rpm 
Max Torque
239 lb/ft @5000rpm 
Power to Weight
216 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
187 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 80 bhp/litre 
Compression 9.0:1 
Bore x Stroke
3.66 X 3.31 in 
Fuel Cons
16 mpg 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
162 mph 
0 - 30 mph
2.4 sec 
0 - 60 mph
5.4 sec 
0 - 100 mph
13.1 sec 
0 - 124 mph
21.5 sec 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
 
Standing qtr Mile
13.8sec @???mph 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
171.7 in 
Width
72.0 in 
Height
44.9 in 
Weight
2870 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 7 X 16
8 X 16 
Tyres (F/R) 205/55 VR16
225/50 VR16 
Fuel Capacity
25.5 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £90000 - £150000
 
Profile

BMW created the M1, their first and only mid-engined road car, with group 5 racing in mind. Unfortunately this never came to pass, however we did see the M1 feature as a supporting act prior to each grand prix race during the late 70's.

Despite this image loss and the ill-fated involvement of Lamborghini in the production process, the M1 is acknowledged as a superbly efficient and easily driveable road car, comparable in approach to the modern day Honda NSX. The Giugiaro styled glass fibre body made a perfect partner for the solid, reliable German engineering. Just 456 were built, all in left hand drive.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
65% 67% 1% 2
Ranks 532 of 771 Ranks 476 of 771 Ranks 492 of 771 Ranks 497 of 771

Rivals
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Lamborghini Countach LP400

(1974 - 1982)


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(1976 - 1984)

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