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1980 BMW BMW M1

Technical Specs
277 hp 243.4 lb-ft 6.2 s 161.66 mph
Horsepower Torque 0-60 mph Top Speed
Engine Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Type Inline-6 Length 4360 mm / 171.7 in
Displacement 3453 cc / 210.7 cu in Width 1824 mm / 71.8 in
Power 206.6 kw / 277 bhp @ 6500 rpm Height 1140 mm / 44.9 in
Torque 330.0 nm / 243.4 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm Kerb Weight 1544 kg / 3404 lbs
Redline n/a Performance
Electric Power n/a 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) ~6.2 seconds
Electric Torque n/a 1/4 mile ~14.5 seconds
Net Power n/a 60-0 Braking n/a
Driveline Top Speed ~260 kph / 161.6 mph
Layout Mid Engine / Rear Wheel Drive Fuel Economy
Transmission EPA Fuel Mileage - City n/a
Type 5-Speed Manual
7 Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic
EPA Fuel Mileage - HWY n/a
Tires Origin & Price
Tire Size - Front 205/55VR-16 Manufacturer's Origin Germany
Tire Size - Rear 205/50VR-16 Base Price $115,000
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1978 - 1981 BMW M1

Published: Thu Jul 07, 2016 by WPH-RSport  |  Source: supercars

1978 - 1981 BMW M1

Whilst the 6 Series made its debut, engineers were secretly working on the development of a distinctive BMW sports car, which caused a worldwide sensation in 1978: The BMW M1. This high-performance coupé was the first product to be made by the BMW Motorsport GmbH. In 1979, the M1 was presented as part of the ProCar Series, which had been especially created for this car, within the framework of Formula 1 racing throughout Europe.

The mid-engined car was powered by a big straight-six engine displacing 3.5 litres. The purchasable road version?s power unit, which was longitudinally mounted in front of the rear axle, conveyed maximum power of 277 bhp to the rear axle. Even at a standstill, the M1 exuded an air of superior dynamics. Acceleration from 0?100 km/h (0?62 mph) came in less than 6 seconds, the sprint from 0?200 km/h (0?124 mph) took a mere 20 seconds, these being acceleration rates only reached by a handful of automobiles world-wide at that time. The suspension, the layout of which had been adapted to the requirements of the Group 4 M1 delivering 470 mph, easily coped with the deceleration, acceleration and lateral acceleration rates that are standard in racing.

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