It may sound hard to believe for some, but BMW
's M performance division has been in the business of winning for 40 years now. To celebrate the occasion, the German automaker has just released this video which chronicles everything from the first M car and the glory days of the 1970s, to the original M3, until today's modern street machines. The M division, previously known as BMW Motorsport
GmbH, was founded in 1972 and its first racing success was the 3.0 CSL coupe that won the 1973 European Touring Car Championship.