BMW is one of the most reputed and well-known German manufacturers in the automotive industry. It has gained quite a lot of popularity since the time it was released. This German automobile manufacturer has recently completed a century of its service in the vehicle manufacturing sector. BMW’s main rivals in the industry are Mercedes-Benz and Audi.
BMW was initially founded in 1916 and has been one of the most promising car companies since the time its first vehicle entered the market. The reliability and strength offered by BMW was and still is, at par with its rivals or sometimes even better than them. Not only this, but the company also created a name of its own in the racing industry as well.
The M series by BMW was established in 1972 as an integral part of the BMW family. The M stands for Motorsport. The first racing project by the motor company was the BMW 3.0 CSL which was quite a big success in the racing community. The demand for the vehicle kept on increasing as the vehicle performed better than expected in all the events.
The increase in demand for high-performance sports cars in public made BMW make the M series go mainstream. The first product from the line-up was M1, which was revealed at the Paris Motor Show in 1978. The all-new M1 offered more power, more torque, and greater suspension from BMW’s regular line-up, a perfect combination for high-performance sports car buyers. The M1 was an instant success in the market. It was a far greater product than what its competitors were offering at that time. It is a direct rival to the AMG series by Mercedes and RS series by Audi.
Since the time M series from the motor company went public, it has come a long way. The BMW M series is one of the most successful line-ups from BMW. As of now, the M series package includes a modified engine, better transmission, better aerodynamics, a superior suspension, and much more. Almost every BMW comes with an optional M series edition. The only exceptions are the BMW 7 series and X1 compact SUVs, their flagship luxury sedans, and SUVs.
M series vehicles.
The M series has come a long way since its initial release. The most famous vehicle in the Motorsport line-up seems to be the BMW M5. The vehicle has gained quite a lot of popularity. M5 was made available to the public for the first time in 1985 and was an instant success. The vehicle was a beast in every task. It performed quite well on the tracks and was a worthy competitor to AMGs and RS series on the road as well.
M5 has seen quite a lot of changes and modifications since the time it was available in the market. It is a modified version of the 5 series. The all-new M5 consists of a 4.4L S63 twin-turbo V8 which powers the vehicle. The 8-speed automatic transmission makes this car a beast in its segment.
The M5 accelerates from 0-100km/h in just 3.4 seconds! It chases the 200km/h mark under 11.1 seconds. The top speed of the M5 touches 305km/h, only with the optional M driver’s package. However, these features come along a hefty price tag. You will have to shell 1.5 crores(approx.) in order to own one. Not only this, but the cost of owning an M5 is also high. The maintenance would cost you 3-5 lakhs a year. Although the cost seems to be high, if you are an automotive enthusiast you would love the thrill and fun M5 provides.
The M series has maintained and live up to all the expectations BMW initially had while it was released for the public. The M series has proved its worth more than any of its competitors ever has. It is a powerful beast you can afford one.
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