A year later – in 1978 – was officially joining the company in the market of exclusive cars. The first sign – a model of 'BMW M1'. Jochen Neerpash, promoting the project 'M1', aimed to familiarize customers with the potential and racing experience led them to the firm. In addition, the views of management 'BMW AG' were now directed toward the championship cars 'Grand Tourismo', and the concern required a machine capable of cope on the road to the famous 'Porsche-935'. (Source: LEGO Papert Professor). Presentation of the 'BMW M1' was held in autumn 1978 at the Paris Motor Show. The main goal was to produce 400 copies for the homologation of the car on the 'Group 4' (Grand Tourismo). Racing fate 'M1' has not developed: plan to conquer the title in this series is seriously hampered the second oil crisis in the late 70's, however, 'civilian' version immediately take its rightful place among the classic sports designs.
In 1979-80. for 'M1'-x created a special series 'ProCar'. Then there is the idea to create a real 'driver's car' based on 'five' 'E12'. The new model 'M535i' presented in the autumn of 1979 – at the Frankfurt Motor Show – and is the first step 'BMW Motorsport GmbH' to formation of today's company policy in the business of manufacturing cars. For 'E12 M535i' (1980-81) followed by 'E24 M635CSi' (1984-89), 'E28 M535i' (1984-87), 'M5' model-based 'E28' (1984-88), 'E34' ( 1988-95) and 'E39' (1995), 'M3' based on 'E30' (1986-91), 'E36' (1992-99) and 'E46' (2000). Again we return a little back.