BMW M GmbH (named until August 1993: Motorsport GmbH) is a subsidiary of BMW AG. Established in May 1972 with only 8 employees, BMW M, also known as M-Technik or just “M” (from Motorsport), was initially created to maintain the racing program BMW, which in the 1960s and 1970s was very successful.
The first project of the M division was the BMW 3.0 CSL and the first official M car was the BMW M1 introduced in 1978. Later came the BMW M535i, a modified 5 Series and with it a new look at the market for the M department.
Nowadays the M division is engaged in the development of sports variants of passenger cars from BMW as competition for the Audi RS models and Mercedes-Benz AMG models.
In addition we present you ten of the finest BMW M cars that we chose.
1. E9 3.0 CSL
Years of production: 1971-1975
3.0 CSL was launched as a homologation model that could compete in the European Touring Car Championship. The letter L did not meant longer wheelbase but a lightweight version of the model. The CSL did not use the normal steel for the production of the body, but thinner steel.
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