BMW M cars have an unbelievable history. The M Series started back in the late 1970s with roadgoing versions of pure racing cars like the original M1 and later the E30 M3.
These days, a lot of critics say the “M” doesn’t stand for Motorsport anymore, but they’re still mighty quick and extremely powerful.
Do todays M Series keep in trend with their older counterparts though? I certainly miss the days when M cars were street legal race cars, or at least used racing-derived engines.
It’s not that the newer ones aren’t potent; they just don’t seem as unapologetically racy as they did before.
But don’t take my word for it. You can trace the lineage of most of the M line in this handy infographic developed by the UK’s leading online car loan broker – Carfinance 24/7. It’s certainly an interesting evolution from a supercar built to go racing to overpowered diesel SUVs, isn’t it?