BWM M - the most powerful letter in the world

THE MOST POWERFUL LETTER IN THE WORLD.

BMW M – for motorsport.

THE MOST POWERFUL LETTER IN THE WORLD.

BMW M – for motorsport.

Maximum performance for over four decades: forged from motor racing in 1972, BMW M is now synonymous around the world with success on the racetrack and high-performance cars on everyday roads. Dynamics, agility and precision: these three attributes are what make the entire range of BMW M models and products so special.
M, the most powerful letter in the world, makes it possible to experience the fascination of motorsport at first hand – in its history, products, and BMW M’s many activities. One thing is always guaranteed: pure adrenalin.
 

The most powerful letter in the world.BMW M – for motorsport.

Maximum performance for over four decades: forged from motor racing in 1972, BMW M is now synonymous around the world with success on the racetrack and high-performance cars on everyday roads. Dynamics, agility and precision: these three attributes are what make the entire range of BMW M models and products so special.
M, the most powerful letter in the world, makes it possible to experience the fascination of motorsport at first hand – in its history, products, and BMW M’s many activities. One thing is always guaranteed: pure adrenalin.
 

BMW MOTORSPORT HISTORY.

Success throughout the decades.

Driving pleasure on the road and the racetrack: this joy of driving has been intrinsically associated with BMW for decades. Ever since the first victories back in the 1920s, BMW has set about creating a true success story in the world of racing. Iconic cars, victories in touring cars, GT and single-seater racing, and the magnificent return to the new DTM: BMW has always lived for motorsport. The foundations were laid in 1972 when BMW Motorsport GmbH was formed.

The opening chapters of the success story.

The first BMW 3/15 PS rolled off the production line in 1929 – and immediately won the International Alpine Rally at the first attempt. Victories were to follow for BMW at the Eifel Race on the Nordschleife and the famous Mille Miglia. Hubert Hahne and Dieter Quester were crowned European touring car champions in the 1960s. The first triumph in the “Green Hell” came in 1970: Hans-Joachim Stuck and Clemens Schickentanz won the inaugural 24-hour race at the Nürburgring in a BMW 2002 TI. That was the first of 19 victories to date at the classic endurance race.

1972: A new chapter.

In 1972, BMW focused all its motorsport activities into a new company: BMW Motorsport GmbH, now BMW M. Jochen Neerpasch was brought in as the head of the 35-man team of specialists. The new company was responsible for all motor racing projects, as well as the development of race cars and particularly sporty, road-going cars. For over 40 years, it has been the home of legendary racing cars.

The BMW 3.0 CSL and BMW M1.

In the same year as it was founded, 1972, BMW Motorsport GmbH introduced the BMW 3.0 CSL. The car went on to become the most successful touring cars of the 1970s. A host of European titles and victories in Le Mans and Sebring speak for themselves. BMW was also actively involved in single-seater racing, and entered Formula 2 with March in 1975. This was followed in 1978 by the birth of another legend: the BMW M1 was the first sports car developed independently by BMW Motorsport GmbH. The race version caused quite a stir in the Procar Series.

The triumphal procession goes on.

In 1980, engine guru Paul Rosche and his team began work on developing the first BMW Formula One turbo engine, with which Nelson Piquet won the Formula One World Championship in 1983. In the world of touring car racing, the BMW M3 was the car to beat for decades. Roberto Ravaglia (1987) and Andy Priaulx (2005-2007) were crowned world touring car champions, and the car amassed many more national and international titles, including in the DTM. BMW also returned to Formula One in 2000, winning eleven races between then and 2009.

Titles aplenty.

BMW enjoyed a golden comeback in the DTM in 2012. In its first year back in the popular touring car series, the BMW M3 DTM completed the treble: Bruno Spengler won the Drivers’ Championship, while BMW also won the manufacturer and team titles. Since then, BMW has won at least one of the coveted DTM trophies every year. The manufacturer title followed in 2013, before Marco Wittmann won the Drivers’ Championship in 2014 and 2016. The superb record is rounded off by the teams’ title in 2014 and first place in the Manufacturers Championship in 2015.

BMW M AUTOMOBILES.

High performance and motorsport genes – BMW M.

BMW M brings motor racing technology to the streets in high-performance cars. All the models in the BMW M product range have one thing in common: they embody innovative technology in combination with dynamics, agility, design and aesthetics.

Engines with M Power are renowned for maximum performance and utmost efficiency. Every M car goes through meticulous and comprehensive chassis development. Innovative lightweight design and technologies derived from motor racing ensure accurate handling.

Tom Blomqvist with BMW M2

BMW M GmbH.

High performance and motorsport genes – BMW M.

From BMW M Automobiles though BMW M Performance Parts and BMW Individual up to the BMW Driving Experience: The comprehensive offering for BMW M customers ranges from high-performance automobiles, exclusive retrofit components, customised furnishings and tailored vehicles, to driver safety and racetrack training courses. Discover the whole world of BMW M.

BMW M
BMW M

OFFICIAL CAR OF MOTOGP.

BMW M in the pinnacle of motorcycle racing.

MotoGP and BMW M: the two partners have formed an ideal pairing for almost two decades. BMW M has been involved in the pinnacle of motorcycle racing as “Official Car of MotoGP” since 1999. At the heart of the commitment is the fleet of safety cars. The safety cars are high-performance BMW M vehicles, whose outstanding handling and performance meet all the demands thrown at them out on the racetrack. The commitment also includes many other activities.