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The 1981 BMW M1 is a sports car that appears in Forza Motorsport 3 as part of the Motorsport Legends Car Pack and in all subsequent Forza main titles. It is featured as the second Barn Find in Forza Horizon.

DescriptionEdit

When German engineering and Italian design come together, what you get is truly amazing. The BMW M1 was the only mid-engined BMW ever mass-produced and only 456 were ever built. Racing homologation was the main purpose of developing this ultra-rare machine. We put it in Forza Horizon for pure fun.
— forzamotorsport.net[1] 
The star-crossed BMW M1 is a surprisingly accomplished late-1970s supercar, considering its long and difficult development. Dynamically, the M1 is excellent, with a superb chassis paired to a jewel of an engine—a powerplant that essentially founded an M-Division dynasty single-handedly, finding a home under the hood of the M635CSi, M5, and that inspired the first M3’s powerful four cylinder. BMW started with a winning design—their Paul Bracq-penned Turbo concept car—and that aforementioned M88 inline six cylinder DOHC motor, and intended to take the M1 racing in the FIA Group 5 “special production” class. But disaster tailed the M1 like a tough rival drafting behind. Lamborghini was engaged to help design the chassis, but their bankruptcy after constructing seven prototypes put a damper on BMW’s plans. The delay in finding a new constructor, Baur of Germany, meant that by the time the M1 was rolling off the production lines to homologate the car to race, Group 5’s rules had already changed. Instead of simply giving up, BMW creatively repurposed the M1 as a one-make race, Procar, and the M1 thrived under competition development to produce huge power figures from the M88 engine. Unfortunately, despite the exotic engine’s power and sound, the M1 lacked prestige in the eyes of the well-heeled buyers it was intended to appeal to, and just 456 left Baur’s Stuttgart assembly plant. What contemporary buyers missed was the M1’s poise, balance, and power—it is quite simply one of the best-driving cars of its type and vintage.
— forzamotorsport.net[2] 

StatisticsEdit

Icon ForzaMotorsport3 Wide Speed 5.5 
Handling 5.3 
Acceleration 5.2 
Launch 5.1 
Handling 5.2 
C 392
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 140,000 CR
Icon DLC Pack DLC: Requires the Motorsport Legends Car Pack
Top Speed: missing data Body Style: missing data
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): missing data 120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide Speed 5.5 
Handling 5.2 
Acceleration 6.9 
Launch 6.6 
Braking 5.1 
B 451
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 150,000 CR
Top Speed: 160.0 mph  (257.4 km/h) Body Style: Sports Car
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 5.600 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 13.100 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 123.7 ft (37.7 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 337.9 ft (103 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.90 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.89 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport5 Wide Speed 5.9 
Handling 4.7 
Acceleration 7.4 
Launch 7.4 
Braking 4.8 
C 459
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 160,000 CR
Top Speed: missing data Body Family: Early Grand Touring
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): missing data 120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide Speed 5.9 
Handling 4.7 
Acceleration 7.3 
Braking 4.4 
 
C 449
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 160,000 CR
Top Speed: missing data Division: Modern Sport Legends
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): missing data 120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
Icon ForzaHorizon1 Wide Speed 5.5 
Handling 8.5 
Acceleration 6.9 
Launch 6.6 
Braking 8.3 
B 451
Icon Infobox Barn Barn Find: Finley Dam
Body Style: Sports Car
Icon ForzaHorizon2 Wide Speed 6.1 
Handling 6.6 
Acceleration 7.6 
Launch 7.7 
Braking 7.8 
A 702
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 150,000 CR
Top Speed: 164.3 mph  (264.4 km/h) Championship: Retro Supercars
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 5.581 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 13.100 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 137.4 ft (41.9 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 339.7 ft (103.5 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.88 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.93 g
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Speed 6.1 
Handling 5.5 
Acceleration 7.6 
Launch 7.6 
Braking 5.6 
C 581
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 585,000 CR
Top Speed: 164.2 mph  (264.2 km/h) Championship: Retro Supercars
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 5.600 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 13.119 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 157.9 ft (48.1 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 395.1 ft (120.4 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.81 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.85 g

ConversionsEdit

Icon Engine Conversion - Engine
Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide 4.0L V8 (M3 E92)
5.0L V10 (M5 '10)
Icon ForzaMotorsport5 Wide 5.7L V8
5.2L V10
6.0L V12
Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide 5.7L V8
5.2L V10
6.0L V12
Icon ForzaHorizon1 Wide 4.0L V8 (M3 E92)
4.4L V8 - Twin Turbo (M5 '12)
Icon ForzaHorizon2 Wide 6.2L V8
5.2L V10
6.0L V12
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide 3.2L I6 (C 592)
6.2L V8 (B 645)
5.2L V10 (C 659)
Icon Drivetrain Conversion - Drivetrain
Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide AWD Drivetrain (B 483)
Icon ForzaMotorsport5 Wide AWD Drivetrain (C 498)
Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide AWD Drivetrain (B 508)
Icon ForzaHorizon2 Wide AWD Drivetrain (A 715)
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide AWD Drivetrain (C 598)
Icon Aspiration Conversion - Aspiration
Icon ForzaMotorsport3 Wide Twin Turbo
Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide Twin Turbo
Icon ForzaMotorsport5 Wide Twin Turbo
Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide Twin Turbo
Icon ForzaHorizon1 Wide Twin Turbo
Icon ForzaHorizon2 Wide Twin Turbo
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Twin Turbo (C 590)

TriviaEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Description - forzamotorsport.net
  2. Description - forzamotorsport.net

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