BMW M is the sporty division of BMW. Came here over the past few decades cars to life as the M1, M3, M5, M635 CSi and M3 CSL. All models with faster engines, a revised chassis and aerodynamic adjustments. The first copies were homologatiemodellen - cars that were built for the street so BMW it could go racing. The letter 'M’ stands for Motorsport.
The first official BMW M was the M1, but this car was probably never come without a little known predecessor: the BMW 530 Motorsport Limited Edition (MLE). This was a South African exclusive homologatiespecial of the E12 5 Series from the seventies. The 530 MLE was developed for BMW to be eligible for participation in the Modified Production Racing series in South Africa, with a few E12 5-Series race cars.