Perhaps no three letters are as closely associated with luxury and class as BMW.
The automotive company has come a long way since its first car, the 1927 Dixi 3/15 PS DA-1, which maxed out at 75 miles per hour.
Now, BMWs are lightning fast and gorgeously sleek. Yet, to own some of the top models will cost you a pretty penny.
Today, we’re breaking down the five most expensive BMW cars of all time.
Have a few million dollars sitting around you’ve been itching to spin? Let’s take a look at what your money can get you:
1. The Most Expensive BMW: 1991 Nazca M12: $3 Million
Yes, you read that correctly.
The idea for this concept car was originally conceived by automobile designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, who came up with the model for engineering company Italdesign.
Though it never went into production, there were three Nazca M12s made. In 2011, one went up for auction for $1.1 million.
With its carbon fiber body and BMW’s stellar V12 engine (the same in the 750i and 850i), experts estimate its value to have more than doubled now.
2. BMW M8: At Least $590,000
Kept under wraps for about 15 years, the BMW M8 became somewhat of a fable in the automotive industry.
The prototype, created in the early 1990s, was a fire-engine red stunner boasting 500+ horsepower and six-speed rear-wheel drive. At the time, it was the most tech-savvy car BMW had ever designed.
Yet, a fluctuating market and less-than-reliable demand meant it was destined to be kept under wraps, where it remained until 2010 when it was displayed in Munich.
While it’s valued at just under $600,000, the mystery swirling around the model lends itself to even higher estimates.
3. BMW X5 Le Mans Concept: $590,000
The oldest active sports car race in the world, Le Mans is the benchmark against which automobile manufacturers judge the speed, quality, and craftsmanship of their products.
In 1999, BMW won Le Mans with a high-power V12 engine.
The manufacturer then took that engine and ran with it: it incorporated it into its X5 series, an unlikely match considering the X5 is a luxury mid-sized SUV better suited for a family than the racetrack.
The resulting vehicle? An uber-strong and crazy fast BMW that could go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than five seconds.
Try taking that through the carpool lane or a BMW service center without turning some heads!
4. BMW M5 G-Power Hurricane RRs: $470,000
Looking for a sedan powered by an 830 horsepower V10 engine that can reach speeds of up to 231 miles per hour? The M5 G-Power Hurricane RRs delivers.
One of the fastest and most expensive BMW sedans ever created, it’s created in partnership with G-Power, the Bavaria-based car tuning manufacturer behind a few of the company’s high-powered luxury vehicles.
5. BMW M5 G-Power Hurricane CS: Mid $400,000s
With a slightly lower output (and a lower price tag to match) the CS model boasts many of the same features as the RRs.
The V10 engine on this model is 750 horsepower. It also features a nine-way adjustable suspension, as well as carbon fiber seats, giving you all the power and agility you’d expect from one of the most expensive BMW models.
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