BMW M1 Procar 

  • 1980
  • 470 HP 3.5L
  • 192 mph
The design was handed over to Giorgio Giugiaro of Ital Design while construction and manufacturing was headed by Lamborghini.
BMW decided to scrap their previous front-engine, rear-wheel drive platforms and instead use the more sophisticated mid-engine layout.

Road Tests Real world tests of the BMW M1 Procar


M1 Procar
4.4 s
2.7 s

Top speed

M1 Procar
192 mph
Roadster Base
119 mph
Agera R
260 mph

Data points Key details of the BMW M1 Procar


M1 Procar
470 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
987 HP


M1 Procar
282 ft-lb
922 ft-lb
Agera R
888 ft-lb

In The News From around the web


BMW M1 Procar
Racing of the M1 was hindered due to the massive amounts of cars required for homologation (400).
To solve this problem, BMW started their own Procar league in which F1 drivers completed in races which followed the F1 schedule.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand BMW
Year 1980
Highest auction price 1980 BMW M1, $242k, April 2013

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.79 lb/hp
Maximum hp 470 HP @ 9,000 RPM
Maximum torque 282 ft-lb @ 7,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 3,498 cc
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.31 in / 3.68 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 192 mph
0-60mph 4.4 s


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Axle ratio 4.22:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 406/? 178
Rear wheels 406/? 203

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,249 lb
Width 71.8 in
Length 171.7 in
Front track width 61 in
Wheelbase 100.8 in
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