The BMW M1, grandfather of all things M, turns 40


In 1981, the death knoll tolled for BMW's most ambitious project to date. After 30 months of production, in which fewer than 450 road-going versions were built, the M1 was dead. For decades, there would be nothing else like it. No other mid-engine BMW would appear until the wizardry of the electrified i8.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/06/13/history-of-the-bmw-m1