BMW has had a large presence at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, probably the most renowned auto show of them all, for the previous several years. Every year, BMW presents its most exciting new models, as well as timeless classics, on the beautiful beaches of Italy’s Lake Como, and this year was no exception. The 1979 BMW M1 Procar, piloted by Italian racing driver Clay Regazzoni, stole the show for BMW.
The M1 wasn’t the only jaw-dropping BMW on display. There’s the stunningly attractive BMW 3.0 CSL, which never fails to turn attention wherever it travels. A hyper-cool BMW 700 RS was also there, and it seems to be the most fun small vehicle in the world. Of course, the BMW 507 made an appearance as well, looking as timeless as ever.
BMW also sent some of its more recent products, such as the new M4 CSL. Even if the M4 CSL is nice, I’d walk right by it to see the classics. They’re not only more attractive, but they’re also more intriguing. Few companies have as many beautiful automobiles as BMW, and the models on exhibit at Villa d’Este were just lovely.
Different beautiful automobiles from other manufacturers were also present. Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, Porsche 959, Maserati MC12, Lamborghini Countach, and the all-new 1,500 horsepower Bugatti Bolide are just a few examples. For crying out loud, it was the Concorso d’Eleganza, so of course there were fantastic vehicles on exhibit. However, one of the most eye-catching features remained the BMW M1.
When you see the M1 in an occasion like Villa d’Este, the design’s perfection becomes even more apparent. The BMW M1 stands out as a true beauty among some of the most attractive new automobiles in the world, cars with seven and even eight-figure price tags. It’s a vehicle that demands to be driven even when it’s parked. Even just glancing at the photographs makes me want to get in and drive down the lovely Italian coastline. Now, if anybody has a spare million dollars to spare, I’ll be on my way to Italy.