The BMW M badge is one of the icons of the performance car world, thanks to generations of superlative handling and accelerating road cars like the BMW M3, the BMW M5, and of course the original BMW 3.0 CSL and BMW M1.
In fact, all three of those M cars have the history and credentials to become performance icons in their own right, but they’re by no means the only machines to be touched by the M magic.
The latest new M Car from BMW is the all-new M2 Coupe, which has launched to rave reviews. Plenty more mundane machinery has gained a little bit of extra showroom appeal – and of course driver appeal – through the application of BMW M Sport badges, too.
Cars like the BMW 1 Series M Sport may not be the ‘full Monty’ but it – and all the other BMW M Sport cars – help to keep the M legend front and centre in enthusiasts’ minds.
They’re not for ‘M Power’ purists though, so for the lovers of the genuine article, here’s our top 10 list of the best BMW M cars ever made: