BMW M-Cars - Five Decades of Cars


BMWs’ Motorsports Division (the creators of the legendary BMW “M” cars) marks 40 years of car production this year. Although it was actually formed in 1972, the 1973 3.0CSL “Batmobile” is generally regarded as the first real “M” car. Over the years, production has gone up and the “M” cars have become a little more accessible, but they remain special — think of them as the ultimate, ultimate driving machines. Nearly all of them have bright futures as collectible cars. Here are five of our favorites from each of the five decades:

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2013/08/07/BMW-M-Car