After the successful launch of two racing specified cars – BMW 2002 and the BMW 3.0 CSL – BMW’s motorsport division launched the BMW M1 in 1978.
With lessons learnt from the earlier two cars, the BMW M1 Procar (E26) had modified camshafts, large-sized valves, redesigned connecting rods and exhaust manifolds, etc. All these changes allowed the car to reach top speed of 310 km/hr and go 0-100 km/hr in 4.5 seconds.
At the 24 hours, Le Mans race held on 14th June, 1981, this car #72 with the BMW Zol Auto team sponsored by VSD (French celebrity magazine) and driven by French nationals Pierre-François Rousselot and François Servanin and Swiss national Laurent Ferrier competed in the race. The car, however, did not finish the race as it developed engine valve problems after 212 laps.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Opening model|
|- High precision miniature models|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||11.5 x 6 x 4|
|Theme||Racing - F1 / GP|