Gallery: M celebrates its 40th birthday
And TopGear.com headed to Germany to join the party… Rowan Horncastle reports
Posted: 11 Dec 2013
What followed was a classic case of out of the M frying pan and into the fire. Fresh from being extracted from the M1, I was bolted into a Group A BMW M3 - the most successful touring car in the history of BMW.
As a special treat, this time there is space for my head. Excellent. Like the M1, it's completely stripped, but the standard M3 leather and stitched cloth door cards remain, which in a new world of carbon-kevlar makes for pleasant sensory confusion. Next to us is Marc Hessel, reunited with the car he used to race in the 80s.