BMW M1 1978-1981


April 21, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 28, 2015
BMW M1 (1978-1981)
Country
Germany
Top Speed (mph)
162
0-50 mph
4.5
0-60 mph
5.6
0-100 mph
13.1
1/4 mile
13.8
0-1 km
25.4
BHP
273 @6500rpm
Torque lbft
243 @5000rpm
Engine capacity CC/CU
3453/211
Engine type
Straight 6 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.0:1
Valve Type/No
DOHC 24
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
171.6
Width (in)
71.8
Height (in)
44.8
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2866-3300
Additional Info: The M1 was a result of a joint venture from Lamborghini and BMW to produce a car for Group 4 and 5 racing, which required Homologation. However due to financial difficulties Lamborghini was unable to continue with it and during 1978 BMW moved production to Baur Company. Group 4 (Procar) race cars had around 470bhp and Group 5 race cars had a 3.2 litre turbocharged engine with 850bhp. BMW code E26.

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