March 2, 2024


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A BMW M1 ‘AHG Studie’ is Headed to Auction at RM Sotheby’s in Miami

BMW M1 Studie 2

BMW admirers are very well knowledgeable of the BMW M1 Procar, the racing version of the M1 supercar that raced in its have one-car racing sequence in the 1980s. It was an great seeking race vehicle and just one that was pushed by some of the world’s best motorists at the time, such as Hans-Joachim Trapped, Niki Lauda, and Nelson Piquet. No Procars at any time designed it to the street but there was a person man who wished they had and made the decision to take issues into his individual fingers. Peter Gartemann, president and proprietor of the BMW supplier AHG, made a decision to have a couple of M1s made to appear like the Procar and one particular of them is headed to the RM Sotheby’s auction in Miami.

These BMW M1 Procar lookalikes for the road were known as M1 AHG Experiments and they had both visual and mechanical modifications. On the outside the house, the BMW M1 AHG Studie appears to be like a Procar, with the wider fenders, body package, and rear wing. It even wears the exact BBS wheels and Procar racing livery. So it legitimately seems like a Procar for the road, which is very neat.

BMW M1 Studie 1 830x519 Photo: European Vehicle Sport

Mechanically, it has an adjustable racing suspension, an enhance to its 3.5-liter inline-6 motor to make 355 horsepower, a racing clutch, and a new exhaust. So it’s equally much more highly effective, louder, and far more able than the regular BMW M1. Will it really feel like a Procar? No but it will sense more rapidly and far more dynamic than a typical M1.

However, it also has extra luxurious than the typical M1. The first BMW M1 fabric seat inserts were being replaced with leather-based ones and a lot more speakers have been added to the cabin to increase the stereo audio.

BMW M1 Studie 3 830x519 Photo: European Auto Activity

BMW M1 AHG Experiments are incredibly scarce, with only a highest of 10 at any time staying crafted. And considering that this 1 only has 6,821 km (4,238 miles), it is even now minty fresh. It is probable going to fetch close to $550,000 but I can see it likely for much more than that, dependent on its rarity and mileage. Whoever buys it, I hope they travel it the way it justifies to be driven.

[Source: RM Sotheby’s] / Images: