BMW’s M performance division has a trick up its sleeve planned in celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2022. No, it’s not a special turn signal that BMW drivers won’t use anyway. And actually, it’s not even that super special or unpredictable, but it is still cool nonetheless. It’s a classic BMW Motorpsort logo, adding to the vast collection of M logos (that probably won’t quite add up to literally 50—a missed opportunity in our opinion) smattered all over today’s M models.
The retro BMW Motorsport emblem was first used on the racing cars of BMW Motorsport GmbH in 1973. (BMW Motorsport GmbH was established in 1972 and since 1993 has gone by BMW M GmbH.) The three-color slanted-stripe M logo followed in 1978 with the debut of the M1, the only BMW M production vehicle to get both the motorsport emblem and three-color stripe logo.
The throwback BMW Motorsport logo, with its shifted semicircles in blue, violet (now dark blue), and red, is symbolic: blue represents BMW, red symbolizes racing, and dark blue stands for the connection between the two.
To celebrate its fifty years of awesomeness and racing prowess, some throwback paint colors will also be offered on certain BMW M models. Some of these retro colors include Dakar Yellow, Fire Orange, Daytona Violet, Macao Blue, lmola Red, and Frozen Marina Bay Blue. Which color adds the most horsepower? Certainly the internet holds the answer.
In addition to cool badges and the return of some historic colors, the BMW M brand plans on launching a high-performance electric variant during the upcoming anniversary year. We look forward to seeing those badges as well.
Customers can order these special retro-badged BMW Ms—literally any M product—at the end of January 2022. The classic BMW Motorsport logo, available on M models that start production in March 2022, will be affixed to the front, rear, and wheel hubs. Because more badging is always better.
Source: Read Full Article