30 years and 300,000 BMW-M

The Bavarian mark celebrates 30 years and 300,000 models of famous department “M”. The story of success recorded by BMW M GmbH began with a limited range. In 1978, the company founded six years before BMW Motorsport GmbH, presented a model competition, with six-cylinder engine in line – located central – that would be used in newly founded ProCar competition. The machine – is the legendary model BMW M1 – was made in order to be original version of the series with 277 HP engine. Automobile with two seats, which have become a legend, was the fastest sports car series a German manufacturer. 445 BMW M1 units were produced until 1981, one of them being the Art Car project created by Andy Warhol.


30 years and 300,000 BMW-M

Other models included in the range starting in 1984 have reached levels of the market very good. It was time to become apparent corporate philosophy BMW M GmbH, which is valid in the present. Aim was to develop automobiles that are performing and suitable for daily traffic and that fascinate through discrete aesthetics and technology traction and suspension, inspired directly from the world of motor sport. This was applied unreservedly to the first BMW M5, with an engine cylinder in-line 6 that develops 286 HP. Thanks to performances and discreet design, limo was very popular among businessmen.


30 years and 300,000 BMW-M

After two years, a new model M laid the foundations for a new class of automobile. BMW M3, the first generation, came out in evidence on both roads, as well as the circuits. It was the most successful model of tourism category ever used in motorsport, but which became a huge success and commercial, in a relatively small range. 17,000 units, BMW M3 of the first generation were sold. So far, the current generation M3, which is available in versions BMW M3 Coupe, BMW M3 sedan and cabriolet BMW M3, has the largest share in total sales volume of BMW M GmbH.


30 years and 300,000 BMW-M

Along the first ten years, approximately 35,000 BMW M cars have been delivered. In 1994, for the first time along a single year were recorded sales expressed in five figures. Since then, sales records were down constantly, so that the volume models marketed by BMW M GmbH have continued to grow with each new generation. In the whole world, but this year have sold over 4,000 units of the new BMW M3 – even on the market before launching a BMW M3 cabriolet version and the new M transmissions with clutch double with Drivelogic. U.S. is the largest market for BMW M cars, and on the European continent the most important countries are Britain, Germany and Italy.


30 years and 300,000 BMW-M

The portfolio includes BMW M GmbH, their new models: BMW Z4 M roadster and the BMW Z4 M Coupe have an engine with six cylinders in line – the old M3, which develops 343 HP, BMW M5 and BMW M5 Touring, BMW M6 BMW M6 Coupe and Cabriolet the V10 engine with 507 HP. Both propeller are multiple winner of the “International Engine of the Year Awards” trophy which he acquired at this year’s edition and the new V8 engine (420 HP), used by the current M3.



30 years and 300,000 BMW-M

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    July 7, 2008 @ 11:38 am

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