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      06-01-2022, 11:09 AM   #1
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Driving the best BMW M cars ever: Track Test by Steve Sutcliffe [Auto Express]

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BMW’s M division might well be 50 years old this month, but to begin with it made only racing cars – hence the M (for motorsport) in the name – its first-ever creation being the outrageous 3.0-litre CSL ‘Batmobile’ from 1972. At the start, the M Division employed a mere 35 people. In 1978, however, everything changed. In the same year that Britain birthed its first test-tube baby, BMW Motorsport GmbH – as it was known back then – also produced its first- ever road car, the M1. Since then, it has never looked back. Five decades on, the M Division has built more than half-a-million cars, at the same time underwriting BMW’s reputation as a creator of some of the world’s finest driver’s machines. It’s a reputation that many manufacturers have tried, and largely failed, to emulate.

So for a magical couple of days in May, nearly 50 years to the hour after M was born, we brought together a rare and varied collection of the best cars made by the now-mighty division during the past half century. Steve Sutcliffe took to the track in each, to review some of Bavaria's finest creations to date.
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      06-02-2022, 08:35 AM   #2
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      06-02-2022, 11:31 AM   #3
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Go to 17.50 for e92 m3 gts. Great vid, thanks for sharing.
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He was mobbing that GTS.

Misunderstood car in its period, like the F82 GTS.
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      06-03-2022, 02:54 PM   #5
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      06-03-2022, 02:58 PM   #6
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No 218i Active Tourer ?
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No 218i Active Tourer ?
It understeered off into the woods.
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      06-03-2022, 03:28 PM   #8
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No 218i Active Tourer ?
The track would've been to covered in ladies undergarments if they brought out that monster.
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I'll take the CSL and the E92 GTS please
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The track would've been to covered in ladies undergarments if they brought out that monster.
pure sex appeal...

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      06-03-2022, 04:02 PM   #12
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SMGII is so awesome lol
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pure sex appeal...

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OMG WHAT is THAT abomination??!! ROFL that is a piece of $&!@ on wheels.
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S85 V10 .... Glorious like women. You want to enjoy it and be around it when it works, yet regret it when it breaks.
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So no F87 M2C/M2CS in there, when it's widely considered one of the best driving M's ever??

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      06-03-2022, 07:26 PM   #18
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What?, no 992 GT3..sorry, wrong thread. I'm lost.
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S85 V10 .... Glorious like women. You want to enjoy it and be around it when it works, yet regret it when it breaks.
Everyone thinks the m5 and m6 w s85s are the greatest thing ever until they actually own and love w one. BMW never built this car w long term intention... bcuz a high revving v10 is not a good idea for a street car... in effect u see exactly 0 around today.
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hey watch it! it has nicer nose than g8x abomination 😂
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