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Born on the racetrack. At home on the road. M vehicles.

M BMWs are taught everything they know on the world’s toughest test track. The Nordschleife of the Nürburgring is where the soul of every M Automobile is shaped and developed. The result is a series of cars that are dedicated to motorsport, but at home on the road.


In motorsport, you have to give your best to win. And we expect nothing less than the best from ourselves. This was the case with the legendary BMW M1, in which Niki Lauda and Nelson Piquet took to the track during the Procar series, and it’s no different today. Only perfection down to the last detail makes M BMWs what they are: full-bodied racing machines. Of course, M vehicles also demonstrate their supreme performance in everyday life as well – be it on city streets, country roads or motorways.

Captivating design: Unmistakably M.

Perfection and beauty belong together. Aesthetics isn't just a matter of surface, colour, paintwork or material – it is also expressed through aerodynamic design and other technical qualities. The designers and engineers at BMW M know that form and function go hand in hand, and they work to create solutions that combine these two aspects into a single, spectacular piece of art.
A sports car has no unnecessary details. This is especially true for aerodynamics, which is why the exterior mirrors of a BMW M also have to perform in the wind tunnel. But air doesn't have to be all about resistance: the wide air intakes in the characteristic M front apron let the engine breathe and cool the large brake discs of the M light alloy wheels, while the airflow along the rear diffuser lends added downforce. M gills on the flanks are immediately visible, as are the unmistakable M double tailpipes. Combined, they are the hallmarks of an athlete in peak condition.


M engines are not simply high-spec versions of standard production engines, they are independent developments of motorsport technology for the road. Their innovations point the way for other BMW engines. The words "M Power" are an exclusive mark of quality – they promise unique technology, breathtaking performance and absolute perfection.
Torque plateaus that other engines can’t get close to. Instant revs and power from every touch of the accelerator. And behind it all, scores of innovative technological improvements: high-torque concepts, M TwinPower Turbo technologies, forged crankshaft, fully variable valve control. However many cylinders: all of our high-performance engines unite maximum power with maximum efficiency.

Ground-breaking innovations: Creative thinking leads to creative solutions.

BMW gives its engineers enough space to come up with new ideas, an approach that has resulted in ground-breaking technical highlights that lead the way. Not just for high-performance sports cars, but for many other BMW models.
Take every detail and reinterpret it from start to finish – this is how innovations are created. Such as the M Double-Clutch transmission with Drivelogic, which enables the BMW M3 and the BMW M4 to exploit the full power of the Straight 6 high-torque engine without gearshift pauses. Or the cross-bank exhaust manifold, which makes the M TwinPower Turbo engine of the BMW M5 and BMW M6 so responsive. Less weight, more strength, greater control: the sources of ultimate driving pleasure.


The fluid interplay between braking, lateral acceleration and forward acceleration: the search for the ideal line is the search for perfection even under extreme circumstances. And an M vehicle is the perfect tool for achieving this goal. The core is an intelligent, lightweight construction with a low-lying centre of gravity and low unsprung masses, a stiff chassis, suspension and dampers which work as well on the high-traction surface of the racetrack as on the twisting turns of an Alpine pass. The roof is made of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), the sides and chassis are made of aluminium. And in order to further refine the mechanical construction, there’s the Adaptive M suspension.
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