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BMW M1 E26 specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1290-1450 kg (2844-3197 lbs)
Introduced 1978
Origin country Germany
Gas mileage 20.1-11.4 l/100 km (12-21 mpg US / 14-25 mpg UK)
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Acceleration

0 - 40 kph1.8 s
0 - 50 kph2.4 s
0 - 60 kph3.0 s
0 - 80 kph4.5 s
0 - 100 kph6.0 s
0 - 120 kph8.3 s
0 - 130 kph10.0 s
0 - 140 kph10.5 s
0 - 160 kph13.1 s
0 - 180 kph17.5 s
0 - 200 kph21.8 s
1000 m25.4 s
60 - 120 kph (5)15.8 s
80 - 120 kph4.3 s
Est. 100 - 140 kph5.0 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph17.8 s
Est. 0 - 60 mph5.8 s
0 - 100 mph13.1 s
Est. 1/8 mile10.1 s @ 84.5 mph
1/4 mile14.6 s @ 97.6 mph
Est. 1/2 mile23.5 s @ 123.7 mph
BMW M1 E26 acceleration graph

General performance

Top speed265 kph (165 mph)
Est. max acceleration0.51 g (5 m/s²)
18m slalom61.0 kph (37.9 mph)
Emissions365 g/km
100 kph - 038 m (126 ft)
130 kph - 065 m (212 ft)

Powertrain specs

Engine type inline 6 n/a
Displacement 3.5 l (214 ci)
Power 277 ps (274 bhp / 204 kw)
Torque 330 Nm (243 lb-ft)
Power / liter 79 ps (78 hp)
Power / weight 200 ps (197 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 238 Nm (175 lb-ft) / t
Efficiency 17 PS per l/100 km
Transmission 5
Layout middle engine, rear wheel drive

More 0-60 and 1/4 mile times

Interior noise

Noise @ idle57 dB
Noise @ 80 kph73 dB
Noise @ 100 kph75 dB
Noise @ 130 kph78 dB
Noise @ 160 kph82 dB
Noise @ 180 kph84 dB
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Hoppelmoppel123  6m ago

AutoBild Sportscars (3/ March 2017):
0-100 kph: 5.6 s


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Hoppelmoppel123  6m ago

AMS (4/2016):
0-50 kph: 2.4 s
0-60 kph: 3.0 s
0-80 kph: 4.5 s
0-120 kph: 8.8 s
0-130 kph: 10.0 s
0-140 kph: 11.6 s
0-160 kph: 15.4 s
0-180 kph: 19.5 s
100-0 kph: 38.3 m
Slalom 18 m: 61.0 kph


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Shaggy  8y ago

@ Fangio Man: It is a cool looking car, it looks like the car Inspector Gadget drove in the cartoons. :)


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Fangio Man  8y ago

@Shaggy
The looks are! ;)


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Shaggy  8y ago

It's probably well worth it.


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Fangio Man  8y ago

Actual price of the M1 is around 200.000 €!


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Shaggy  8y ago

@ lafars: I wish they would, too, and give it the 4.0 liter turbocharged V8 from the BMW M5 (F10) and a 6 speed manual transmission. ;)


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lafars  8y ago

dear BMW

please produce a successor to this, audi has their R8 and mercedes has their SLS and past SLR and even lexus has had a car in the supercar market, so please produce something to take on the R8 and SLS


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Fangio Man  8y ago

4 Prototypes of the M1 were built in corparation with Lamborghini!

But the project failed... :(


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Shaggy  8y ago

@ Fangio Man: And BMW's last mid engine car. ;D


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Fangio Man  8y ago

@Shaggy
And it is BMWs last road legal supersportscar!


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Shaggy  8y ago

BMW's first M-Line car, awesome!


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Fangio Man  8y ago

I know.
But the Porsche 918 Concept is also 3 or 4 years old and it will get in production this year!

Maybe the development is finished yet.


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Mental  8y ago

@Fangio
That would be excellent, BUT that article was written 4 years ago, and that M1 concept is from 2008...



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Shaggy  9y ago

@ Mental & Ferrari driver: I agree, and give it the engine from the M5/M6. ;)


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Mental  9y ago

"BMW should make a succesor of that car!"

+1. :)


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Ferrari driver  9y ago

BMW should make a succesor of that car!


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Zenvo13  10y ago

It's purpose was racing, it's body was made by lambo, then lambo was bust, when it came out it was no longer competitive because the rules of racing had changed. And the street version sucked! Oh cock!


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Georg  15y ago

hopefully someone knows a laptime for the fist od the M´s