BMW M3 Meets Legendary BMW M1 at Oktoberfest

For the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, Germany, BMW unveiled a special version of the M3 dubbed the Münchner Wirte. Built as a strict one-off, the car features a number of design elements harking back to the 1981 BMW M1 Procar. It was therefore only right that the two were brought together by BMW.   bmw-m3-and-m1-1

The unique paint and livery design of the BMW M3 Münchner Wirte comes courtesy of Walter Maurer. He was also responsible for the hand-painted finish of the M1 Procar in question.

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The new M3 “Münchner Wirte” and M1 Procar “Münchner Wirte” are similar in not only the design, but both have a six-cylinder engine with four-valve technology. The engine powering the M1 Procar generated 470 hp (345 kW), allowing it sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds, with a top speed of 310 km/h. Meanwhile, the M3 has a power output of 431 hp (317 kW), good enough for a 0 to 100 km/h time of 4.1 seconds.

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The two cars were brought together at the company’s training facilities in Maisach to help promote BMW’s training courses of which there are 35 available. By: GtSpirit

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