After all, BMW only built 453 examples (including 54 racing versions) of the M1 between 1978 and 1981. To this day, the M1 designed by Giorgio Giugiaro, which bears the internal abbreviation E26, is the only real super sports car from Munich that is still waiting for a successor 40 years after the end of production.
Developed together with Lamborghini
Today the M1 is a legend and that is not only due to the unmistakable wedge optics with pop-up headlights, but also to the engine. Under the body is a 3.5-liter straight-six (M88) with overhead camshafts. The performance? 277 hp and 330 Nm maximum torque. Since the M1 only weighs 1430 kilos, the driving performance is still impressive today. It does the sprint to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds and BMW once specified the top speed as 262 km/h.
That’s how valuable a BMW M1 is
Sure, many modern BMWs are faster, but the M1 is at the forefront in one discipline: the price! While a few years ago there were still used copies for 200,000 to 300,000 euros, today practically nothing goes for less than half a million euros – provided one of the few owners wants to part with it at all.
The four rims cost more than a Dacia Duster