BMW M1 First M-Series Model

The BMW M1 model is the first M-Series model produced by BMW, during the period 1978 to 1981. The model is a two door coupe sports car designed with the rear mid-engine layout and it is offered in rear wheel drive. The BMW M1 model is designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro.

The BMW M1 model is a sports car manufactured by German automobile producer, BMW. This model was produced as a joint venture between Lamborghini and BMW and it is the only mid-engined model to be mass produced by BMW. The initial model was powered by a 3.5 liter twin-cam M88 6-cylinder gasoline engine with mechanical fuel injection. The same model was also used in the BMW 745i version. The engine had four valves per cylinder, and six separate throttle butterflies. The powerful engine produced power up to 204 kilo watts and the model has the capacity to achieve top speed of 260 kilo meters per hour. The turbocharged versions of M1 produced up to 634 kilo watts of power.

The two-seater and two door fastback coupe model, BMW M1 were produced 450 vehicles in total, out of which 400 were road versions, while the other models were race cars.

As far as the dimensions of the model are concerned, it has the wheel base of 2560 mm. The length, width and the height of the car are 4346 mm, 1823 mm and 1140 mm respectively. The sports model has ground clearance of 124 mm and the curb weight of the car is around 1361 kilo grams.



Source by Geof Ryan