BMW M1 Meets The i8 In A Mid-Engine Comparison Separated By Almost 40 Years – Video

NOV 28 2014 BY STATIK 1

Did Auto Express Really Need To Compare The BMW i8 and M1?  No, But It's Fun Just The Same

Did Auto Express Really Need To Compare The BMW i8 and M1? No, But It’s Fun Just The Same

BMW doesn’t make a lot of mid-engine cars.  In fact you have to go back almost 40 years to find a example of one; that is besides the all-new BMW i8.

That other mid-engine BMW?

The M1, which debuted in 1978…and if you held onto one since then, could be worth a lot of money today (north of $500,000).

So does it make any sense to have a track day comparison between the plug-in supercar of today and the superstar of the late 70s?

Not really, but its a fun look at both cars nonetheless.

Hat tip to offib!

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So, the i8 looks faster, but they have no documented times. Enjoyed seeing the instant torque on corner exits.

Nice to see the M1 finally get the praise it deserves.