Video: How 2016 BMW M3 improvements surpass the BMW M1 Procar
The 2016 BMW M3 “Munchner Wirte” and BMW M1 Procar “Munchner Wirte” share something in common, they both have a very unique livery. They also share the racing expertise amassed by BMW M GmbH. It’s what makes the new M3 a great track car, pushes the envelope and makes the M3 the best performance car on the planet.
In the BMW Procar championship from 1979 and 1980, the BMW M1 Procar was the cutting edge racing technology from BMW M GmbH. The new M3 and BMW M1 Procar are both powered by a six-cylinder in-line engine with four-valve technology and rear-wheel drive. The BMW M1 Procar racing machine developed 345 kW/470 hp, and launched from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.5 seconds and powered the car to a top speed of 310 km/h (193 mph).
The new M3’s M TwinPower Turbo engine produces 317 kW/431 hp to propel the sports sedan to a maximum 280 km/h (174 mph). When equipped with the M Driver’s Package and mated with the M Double Clutch transmission, it delivers a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time of just 4.1 seconds producing better results with less power than the BMW M1 Procar racer.
BMW M GmbH’s racing expertise filters down to BMW’s production cars that delivers more precise power to the wheels of the new 2016 BMW M3 performance sedan. Watch race driver Martin Tomczyk push it hard in this video.