[MIAS 2018] BMW M1 & M4 DTM - A celebration of past & present

Apr 09, 2018 | Same topic: MIAS 2018
There must be a reason for this lineup. Let’s see.

Auto brands don’t often risk it to bring to an auto show their older models but BMW just did the things others evade: they showed off their BMW M1 at the Manila International Auto Show - MIAS 2018. This is also the first model built by the M division by BWM. Alongside the M1, an M4 DTM was also introduced. The BMW M4 DTM is considered to be a more powerful and more track-focused version of the BMW M4 Coupe.

The BWM M1

BMW showed off their BMW M1 at the 2018 Manila International Auto Show

To begin with, the M division will hit 40 years of building their road cars this year and we know that the first M-badged model was the M1. With the wedged exterior design of the Guigiaro and the mid-engine, it then stood out among all the BWM. Power came from a 3.5-litre, inline-6 engine putting out 324 Nm of torque and 277 PS. Not many emissions-choked 1970’s could perform as well as it. More interestingly, it is also among rarest models ever produced by BMW with 453.

The BWM M4 DTM

The M4 DTM will get more power than the previous one, producing 500 PS and 600 Nm of torque 

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The M4 DTM is another rare model of which BWM only produced 200 copies. The model was meant for celebrating their 2017 carmaker’s championship held in Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM for short). Inspired by the race car, the model is designed with a carbon-fibre front splitter and canards at the corners of the front bumpers, black-out mirror on the sides, a large boot-mounted spoiler, a rear diffuser and side skirts.

The BWM M4 DTM

It is believed that the DTM uses a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission

The model gains a thinner look (and truly lighter as well) thanks to the design and use of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic on the rear diffuser, instrument panel support, roof, and hood. In the M4 DTM, they use a roll cage instead of back seats. The package also includes slimmer carbon fibre seats.

The M4 DTM will get more power than the previous one, producing 500 PS and 600 Nm of torque (The previous model reaches 425 PS). It is believed that the DTM uses a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The Mercedes-Benz M4 DTM is claimed by the carmaker to be able to accelerate from rest to 100km/h in only 3.8s while the top speed it can reach is 305 km/h.

Video: INSIDE the NEW BMW M4 DTM 2017 | 1 of 200 | Interior Exterior DETAILS w/ REVS

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