More than 300 000 BMW M cars were produced since the legendary M1 has appeared in 1978 on the road. Here are all the BMW M cars types listed:
|262 km/h (163 mph)||273; straight 6 engine||July 1978-Febr. 1981||E26||
Designed by Giorgetto Giugaro – Italdesign, the idea was that the car would be made for BMW by Lamborghini, finally BMW produced the car.
|311 k/h (193 mph)||470||1979-1981||E26||56|
Last 8 cars were produced at the beginning of 1981; approx. price was $60 000.
533i Motorsport / E12
|213 km/h||200, inline 6 cyl.||1976-1978||E12||ca. 200, some exported to the US and South Africa|
3,2 L. engine, drivetrain from E24 635 CSi, marked as 533i.
|219 km/h (130 mph)||218; inline 6 cyl.; 5 speed||April 1980-May 1981||E12||
1410 (960 LHD, 450 RHD)
Initial price has been 43 535 DM; UK price (1981): £13,745.
|230 km/h (143 mph)||218||August 1984-June 1987||E28||9483|
Introduced at the 1984 Paris Salon de de L’Auto; never imported to the US where the 535is has been sold (535i with spoilers); in South Africa the M535i has been sold without body panels.
|252 km/h (156 mph)||286||October 1984 – November 1987||E28||2180 (1236 US cars, 192 Canadian cars)|
First shown at the 1985 Amsterdam Auto RAI Show, at first only 500 cars were to be made, BMW got sued by the US buyers when more cars were produced, all US and Canada cars were Diamond Black.
|255 km/h 0-100km/h: 6,5 sec.||286; inline 6 cyl.||April 1984 -Febr. 1989||E24||
total of M635 CSi produced (includes M6 US cars): 5855
Initial price has been: 89 500 DM; a cabrio version exists.
|256||1987 – 1989||E24||1767|
Catalyzed version of M635 CSi for the US market.
M3/E30 first generation M3
|236 km/h-146 mph; later: 248km/h||from 195 up to 235 hp; 4 cyl. 16 valve||May 1986-1991||E30||
total E30 M3: 19016; first edition: 8661
So called Europa model; produced in three consecutive versions, until today one of the most cherished M cars; initial price 59 800 DM.
M3 Sport Evolution; so called Evo1
|241 km/h||215 hp||from March 1988||E30||505|
M3 Evolution II
M3 US Version
|195 hp||March 1987-December 1990||E30||5300 made/ 5004 sold in the Us ; the rest in Canada?|
Additional orange marker lights on bumpers.
|239 km/h||at first 200 hp non catalyst engine; Oct ’88 – May 1989 – 195 hp catalyst engine , after a pause ( from March 1990): 215 hp catalyst||from May 1988 – July 1991||E30||
Its price was 93 250 DM produced at BMW Motorsport plant at Garching (Bavaria) known for research and science institutions soft top assisted by the hydraulic system.
M3 Europa late model
M3 Europameister Edition
|215 hp||Oct.-Nov. 1988||E30||148|
Macao Blue metallic; signed by Roberto Ravaglia.
M3 Tour De Corse
|280 hp||E30||50 cars made for BMW France|
Diamond Black with big white rally decorations, on the picture Rothmans car.
M3-DTM Race Car
|290 km/h/180 mph||1986-1991||E30||
racing version individually customized
Winner Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft, European and World Touring Car Championship (1987), Guia Race – Macau, 24 Hours Nürburgring, Spa 24 Hours; sometimes wrongly called M3-R: M-3R parts as spoilers and shocks are still on the market.
M3 Johnny Cecotto Edition
|215 hp (211hp for Switzerland)||April 1989||E30||
480 (including 50 Cecotto Switzerland)
Misano Red, Nogaro Silver metallic, Macao Blue metallic with accents in opposite color, with Cecotto signature;
double blade rear spoiler; cam cover and engine plenum painted in the car color.
M3 Roberto Ravaglia Edition
25 cars for the UK market*
*/some people suggest that there were actually 52 cars made
Sometimes seen as Cecotto Edition variation because it is indentical – Misano Red, always RHD and always with Ravaglia signature on a plaque.
M3 Sport Evolution III
|248 km/h||238 hp||from Jan. 1990 – March 1990some sources: the production started in Dec. 1989||E30||
600 (including 51 for UK)
Brilliant Red, Jet Black; its price was 95 000 DM; special interior features, illuminated gear knob.
M5 /second generation M5
|250 km/h (155mph; limited)
|315; later 340; inline 6 cyl., 24 valves||Jan. 1988-1995||E34||
11 098 in several versions
Early version had 3,6 l. engine, from March 1992: 3,8; initial price was 101 800 DM, after March 1992: 120 000 DM
M5 Cecotto Edition
Lagoon Green metallic, Mauritius Blue metallic.
M5 Winkelhock Edition
Jet Black with Sterling Silver lower body panels.
|250 km/h (155mph; limited)||Sept.1991-1995||E34||
Only one RHD car is known in the UK.
М5 Naghi Motors Edition
|318 hp||March-April 1992||E34||
15 ( 10 cars in Alpine White, 5 other colors)
Made for Saudi Arabia’s BMW dealer Mohammed Yousuf Naghi: with M tri-color stripes on the front driver-side edge of the hood and a red leather steering wheel.
M5 20 Jahre Motorsport Edition
Only in Mugello Red with black lower body panels.
|250 km/h (155mph; limited)||1991 – March 1993||E34||
1678 in three versions, all with 3,6 engine
No 3,8s were exported to the US as this engine has not been homologued in the States.
M5 South Africa
RHD sedan; partly assembled in South Africa.
|250 km/h (155mph; limited)||1992-1995 (one 540i car has been made in 1996)||E34|
Only for Canada, with carbon fiber trim, Cosmos Black or Daytona Violet.
М5 Final Evolution
|250 km/h (155mph; limited)||1994-1995||E34||
Six speed gearbox, 3,8 l motor.
M5 UK Limited Edition
|250 km/h (155mph; limited)||March-June 1995||E34||
Orinoco Green metallic (15 cars, on the picture car 35/50), Rosso Red metallic (ca.35 cars); a number plaque placed on a central console.
|250 km/h (155mph; limited)||350||on the market: June-July 1995||E34||
Touring version made for the Italian BMW dealers: in Sterling Silver metallic or Black (17/XX); with a silver top shift knob insert placed by the dealer and inscribed “Elekta”; each car beared the edition number; shadowline trim.
|250 km/h (155mph; limited)||1989||only a prototype has been made|
A prototype produced by M-Sport Division.
M3 Coupe / second generation of M3
|250 km/h (155mph; limited)||282, later 316hp;US: 240hp||1994-1998||E36 – 8 M||45 777 all versions (incl. coupe and sedan)|
Two engine versions were build : 1992-1995 3.0 l engine with 5 speed transmission, 1996-1999 3.3 l engine with 6 speed transmission; second evolution of the car had also Cornering Brakes Control.
|250 km/h (155mph; limited)||282hp;US: 240hp||1995-1996||E 36|
ca 100 kilograms heavier than coupe see M3 Evo sedan
|250 km/h (155mph; limited)||1997-1999||E 36 – 7 M|
M3 Lightweight (CSL Coupé Sport Leichtbau or M3 LTW)
|230,1 km/h (143 m/ph)||249 hp||1995||E36||ca. 120 cars LHD only; (116 cars?)|
Coupé Sports Lightweight; 96 kilograms (200lb) lighter than other M3, in Alpine White II with M3 GT elements.
M3 Canadian Limited Edition
|1994||E36||45 Euro-Spec cars admitted to Canada|
Individually numbered, with a daytime running lights and a third brake light, initial price was $59,900.
M3 GT Coupe
|250 km/h (155mph; limited)||323hp||December 1994 preproduction: 6 cars, production: Febr. 1995-June 1995||E36||356 cars + 50 cars RHD for the UK|
In British Racing Green; based on the 3.0l M3; chassis numbers start at EA40001; original price was 91 900,- DM.
M3 Evolution Coupe
M3 Evolution Sedan
M3 Evolution Cabrio
M3-GT – R
M3 Imola Individual – M3 GT2
|250 km/h (155mph; limited)||1998 -1999||E36||200 cars + 50 UK cars M3 GT2|
iin Imola Red with black interior.
|240 kW-322 hp||1994-1995||E36||15 cars – racing version for BMW Australia (RHD)|
Fitted in Australia by Frank Gardiner Racing to race in Australian Super Production, fitted with a roll cage by Dencar, 11 sold by BMW Australia, 4 remained with Gardiner, today most of these cars were rebuilt back into the street car.
M8 – a not completed prototype
|550 hp, 6L, V12||1994-1995?||0 built – the car which never existed, a prototype of M8 which never made it to the road|
There was an attempt to build an engine for M8 derived from S70 as well as there was a basic prototype built, the one on the photo has no headlights; in summer of 2010 a complete prototype with 12V engine full of caebon part has been shown to the public.
|250 km/h (155mph; limited)0-100km/h: 5,2 sec.
|321||1996||E36 – 5||1 (just one car built in Bright Red as a gift for 50th Jubilee of the German Auto, Motor und Sport magazine)- other existing M3 Compact cars are likely converted from Compact 323ti|
In Bright Red, fitted: standard M3 engine; M-tuned suspension, M3-spec brakes , quad-tip exhaust; black interior and Recaro seats.
Z3 M Roadster
|250 km/h (155mph; limited)||321||from March 1997-2002||E36/7||
15 322 (includes M Coupé)
US built, designed by Joji Ngashima.
|250 km/h (155mph; limited)||321||April 1998- May 2002||E37||LHD/S50 engine: 2178; LHD/S54:281; RHD/S50:821; RHD/S54: 168; LHD/US/S52:2180; LHD/US/S54:690|
US built; based upon Z3M Roadster, chassis made more rigid for better handling.
M5/third generation of M5
|250 km/h (155mph; limited)0-100km/h: 5,3 sec.||400; V8; electronic fuel control of individual butterflies||from Sept 1998||E39||
price: 140 000 DM
M3 /third generation of M3
|250 km/h (155mph; limited); when delimited 298 km/h (185 mph)||343||from Oct. 2000-2006||E46||Coupe and Cabrio|
At first in Laguna Seca Blue color.
E46 M3 US
|when delimited: 176 mph (283 km/h)||333 hp||E46||Coupe and Cabrio|
Slower than an EU M3 because of an additional catalytic converter.
|444 hp (street version 380hp) from 4L V8||Febr. 2001-||E46||10|
V8 racing car which exists also in a street version without racing markings, in one color including the rear wing.
M3 CSL (from Coupé Sport Leichtbau)
|250 km/h (155mph; limited)||360hp||June-December 2003||E46||ca. 1400|
Light version: carbon fiber roof, SMG II sequential manual gearbox.
M3 Competition Package
|from Dec. 2003||E46
|as M3 CS (Club Sport) RHD in the UK|
Elements from CSL used in the 4000,- $ package to upgrade regular M3 always in Interlagos Blue and cube aluminum interior trim.
M5 /fourth generation
|250 km/h (155mph; limited)0-100 km/h – 4,7 sec.||5.0L V10, 500hp; 6 speed manual or 7 speed Getrag SMG III (semi-automatic gearbox)||2005-2010||E60, E61||19 522 sedans1 025 touring estates|
In total 3 372 cars RHD; first M5 with an iDrive.
Z4M Roadster/second generation
|250 km/h (155mph; limited)||3.2 L S54 inline-6||2006-2008||E85|
US built designed by Anders Warming $52,100.
Z4 M Coupe/second generation
|250 km/h (155mph; limited)||3.2 L S54 inline-6||2006-2008||E85|
As Z4M with a fixed roof.
Z4M Coupe Racing/third generation of Z4
|6 cylinder in line
3246 cc; 2 chain driven overhead camshafts with variable valve timing; Electronic Throttle Control
|250 km/h (155mph; limited); when limiter removed:330 km/h (205 mph)||507 hp V10||2005 – 2010||9,087 units of the Coupé|
|250 km/h (155mph; limited)||507 hp V10||2007 – 2010||E64||5,065 of convertible|
Convertible, shown 2006.
M6 Cabrio Limited Edition – Neiman Marcus
|250 km/h (155mph; limited)||507 hp V10||offered Christmas 20062007||E64||50 made|
Ruby Black with Piano Black trim elements; from page 97 of the 2006 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book- $139,000.
M3 /fourth generation sedan
|250 km/h (155mph; limited)||2008||E90||sedan|
Aluminum bonnet , plastic front wings; six gears manual or 7 gears M-DCT, sedan and cabrio have slower acceleration than coupe, 4 door sedan with coupe’s front end, including headlights, coupe with carbon fiber roof/
|259 km/h (161mph; limited, indicated on the car’s meter as lower speed of 249 km/h)||420hp@8300rpm||E92||coupe|
|250 km/h (155mph; limited)||E93||cabrio|
M3 V10 Touring
|0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds; top speed of 324 km/h||: 550 hp V10 5.0 liter from the M5||2009 –||E91||touring|
Estate by Manhart Racing, Germany based upon M3 sedan (E90).
M3 GT2 ALMS
|485 bhp, 4l eight cylinder engine||2008||E92|
Racing version presented at the Chicago Auto Show 2008.
|2009, on sale in Europe||E92|
First time presented at 24-hour race on the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife on 23rd/24th May 2009, price: €120,000.
|305 km/h||4.4-litre V8450hp||shown Nov. 2009, deliveries from May 2010 – March 2011||E92||limited edition of 150|
Largely hand-built for Clubsport racing with a rollcage fitted behind the B-pillar, price: €115,000 (US$170 614); landing gear adapted from GT4 to the street traffic.
|4.4-litre V8||shown January 2010||E92|
A car lowered and on 19″ wheels with greater offset.
M3 Frozen Grey Coupe
|259 km/h (161mph; limited, indicated on the car’s meter as lower speed of 249 km/h)||4.4-litre V8,414 hp||orders from June 21, 2010,model of 2011||E92||30 – limited edition made on 25th Anni of M3|
In Frozen Grey Metallic: Space Grey Metallic with matte clear coat (FF95-0550), Novillo red leather interior; Competition Package as standard; $77,600 list price.
M3 Track Edition
|280 km/h – no limiter||4.4-litre V8||April of 2011||E 92||10 – limited edition|
10 cars in Frozen Grey Metallic and black grille; black wheels, 10 millimeters lower; carbon rear spoiler; only for the Dutch Market in Spring of 2011(for Auto RAI); price euro 128, 470.
|62 mph in 4.4 seconds. 290 km/h (180mph)||M3 GTS engine with 450 hp; 7-speed M double clutch with Drivelogic||July 2011||E92||67 cars|
CRT- Carbon Racing Technology lightweight car; Frozen Polar Silver netalic paint with Melbourne Red accents
Price; € 130 000.
M3 Silver Bullet Show car
|as regular M3||as regular M3||Oct. 2011||E92||1|
A show car with the body covered with chrome-like frozen silver decal kit.
|from 0 to 100 km/h approx. 3 seconds; top speed of approx. 300 km/h.||V8 4 Liter engine with an air restrictor; 480 bhp.||planned 2012, shown July 2011||E92|
Here shown with DTM Package, built according to 2012 DTM rules.
2012 M3 Competition Edition
|acceleration 0-60mph – 4.5 sec.||4.0-liter, 414-hp M V8 with BMW’s M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT)||announced on November 4, 2011||E92||edition of 40|
Issued for the 40th anni of the M division; in frozen silver metallic, interior black Extended Novillo leather with silver accents; iPhone integration; price $81,060.
|V8 bi-turbo, 555 HP||2009||E 70|
|4,4 L twin-turbo||2009||E 71|
On sale – Sept. 2009 for $88 900.
5 series M Sport
|250 km/h (155mph; limited)||different engines, also diesel, 6 gears||2009 –||E60, E61||4 door sedan, 5 door touring version|
The following models exist: 520d M Sport , 523i M Sport, 525d M Sport, 525i M Sport, 530d M Sport.
|250 km/h (155mph; limited); when limiter removed:330 km/h (205 mph)||507 hp V10 as in other M6; lower suspension: 10mm lower at the front, 12 mm lower at the rear||2009 –||E64||limited edition of 100 cars|
First shown in Frankfurt in Sept. 2009; in Frozen Grey Metallic – Space Grey Metallic with matte clear coat (FF95-0550).
BMW Z4 GT3
|480 HP, 4 liter V8, total weight 1200 kg||2010 –|
Racer version produced by BMW Motorsport Division price $402,488
M5 fifth generation
|top speed limited to 250 km/h (155 mph), 305 km/h (190 mph) with optional M-Drivers-Package||S63 twin turbo 4,4 L, (4395cc) with the compression 1:10; 555 hp||2012 -; in the USA summer of 2012||F10||four door sedan|
Price starts at €102, 700.
|0 to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds||N57 diesel engine: 3.0 liter tri-turbo engine 381hp||2012 –||F11||touring|
Traditionally called Allrad or an X.
1M – one series M car
|250 km/h (155mph; limited)||upgraded N55 engine: so called twin power-turbo (two streams in one housing) R6, 340 HP, LSD (limited slip differential)||2011 –||E82||coupe, 2700 cars planned|
Six piston ceramic brake discs, carbon fiber element; manual gearbox only; in Alpine White, Sapphire Black , Valencia Orange, from May 2011 for $47,010.
|250 km/h (155mph; limited); 0-62mph in 5.1sec (4.9sec with the 8-speed automatic),||straight six with a single twin scroll turbo, 316 hp||2012 –||F20||3 door hatchback|
|twin turbo 4,4 L, V8, 560 hp||2012-||F12||coupe|
M6 Coupe Competition Limited?
|5.0 liter V10 engine; 507hp||? plans announced||F12||coupe|
|4.4-liter bi-turbo V8; 560-hp (412kW)||2012 –||F13||convertible|
M3 fifth generation
|3.3L straight six ( inline), 450 hp dual-clutch transmission, electronically controlled differential||2013 –||F80||4 door sedan|
M6 Gran Coupe
|4.4-liter bi-turbo V8; 560-hp (412kW)||2013 –||4 door coupe|
|3.3L straight six ( inline), 450 hp dual-clutch transmission, electronically controlled differential||2014 –||F82||2 door coupe and cabrio (convertible)|