BMW M1 Up for Sale: $250,000

If you want to buy the reason for which the upcoming M version of the 1 series isn’t called the M1, be prepared to spend $250,000 and travel to California.

We’re joking of course - not about the price, but about the vehicle’s description. The BMW M1 is a supercar launched by the German automotive producer back in 1978.

The M1 project came to life as BMW had to produce a limited number of road cars for the racing homologation of the vehicle.

The mid-engined vehicle was powered by a 3.5 liter straight six powerplant that developed 277 hp and allowed the car to deal with the 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint in 5.6 seconds and exceed 160 mph (258 km/h). The engine provided linear power and allowed the driver to keep up partying up to 7,000 rpm. The car attracted customers as it offered typical German qualities: top handling and superior build quality.

However, the M1 wasn’t all about cold-hearted precision and no passion. The car also had deep connections with a country that is well-known for is full-of-emotion supercars, Italy. Its design had been signed by Giugiaro Italdesign and co-developed with Lamborghini.

Fast forward to 2010: The BMW M1 you see in the adjacent picture can be yours for a price of $250,000, with the car, that only has a mileage of 26,999 and seems to be in a top condition, being up for sale in Scotts Valley, California.

If you needed another reason for buying it, here’s one: there will only be other 455 cars like yours in the world.
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