Heroes of Bavaria

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience
1981 March-BMW M1/C
After four races BMW could see that the M1-based 3.5-liter 6-cylinder engine was not powerful enough to win, so McLaren North America modified the engine package from the 320 Turbo for the M1/C, producing 650 horsepower at 9000 rpm paired with a Hewland 5-speed gearbox. Reliability issues plagued the remainder of the season and the highlight was a fourth-place finish at Portland before the M1/C program ended after one season.

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