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BMW Turbo, the origin of the BMW M1

The BMW E25 Turbo was a concept car built by BMW in celebration of the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, featuring a 276 hp turbocharged mid-engine from the BMW 2002.

The car developed 206 kW (280 hp) at 7,100 rpm and could reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.6 seconds. The top speed was 250 km/h (155 mph). It was designed by Paul Bracq, with a very futuristic style for the time, and was the inspiration for two true icons of the marque, the M1 and Z1 sports cars.

Only two models were built, and they are housed in two museums, one at BMW in Munich and the other in Spartanburg, USA.