To celebrate the rich history of BMW, the automaker brought one of its most iconic cars to the New York Auto Show – the M1.
The M1 was BMW’s first supercar, and 40 years later, people are still in awe over the unique looks. People are often polarized over the intriguing style of the M1. Personally, we at BMW of Springfield find the car to be fascinating.
Paris is the birth place of the M1, as it first debuted at the 1978 Paris Motor Show. Over the years of 1978 through 1981, the M1 coupe was hand-built as a homologation special for sports car racing. During this time, it was the fastest and most dynamic car on the market. Only 456 of them were built, and not all are accounted for.
We were so excited to see such a rare and iconic vehicle at the New York Auto Show. If you did not get a chance to go for yourself, be sure to check out some of the pictures of the original M1 here.