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What does actually the M badge mean on vehicles by BMW?

This badge is, by definition, carried by the most powerful variants of each of BMW models, usually equipped with upgraded engines, special suspension, brake and exhaust systems, with distinctive sporty details on the bodywork and interior, as well as specially designed alloy wheels. For a long time the badge was exclusively displayed by petrol-powered cars, but recently there are some new diesel ones appearing.

BMW M is an abbreviated form of "BMW Motorsport GmbH", a subsidiary of BMW AG responsible for the sports division of the brand. Founded back in 1972 it was in charge of the BMW racing team, but it soon produced the first ever street M-car, the 1978 BMW M1. Just one year later the M535i appeared and a tradition of high performance family cars with the prestigious M badge was created.

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Vehicles by BMW

acceleration

4.8

seconds

consumption

6.8

l/100km

BMW 1 Series  M135i xDrive
C - Segment (Small family car)
produced from 2019. to -

acceleration

4.7

seconds

consumption

7.8

l/100km

BMW 1 Series  M135i xDrive
C - Segment (Small family car)
produced from 2015. to 2019.  

acceleration

5.1

seconds

consumption

8.0

l/100km

BMW 1 Series  M135i
C - Segment (Small family car)
produced from 2015. to 2019.  

acceleration

5.1

seconds

consumption

8.0

l/100km

BMW 1 Series  M135i
C - Segment (Small family car)
produced from 2015. to 2019.  

acceleration

4.7

seconds

consumption

7.8

l/100km

BMW 1 Series  M135i xDrive
C - Segment (Small family car)
produced from 2015. to 2019.  

acceleration

5.1

seconds

consumption

8.0

l/100km

BMW 1 Series  M135i
C - Segment (Small family car)
produced from 2015. to 2019.  

acceleration

5.1

seconds

consumption

8.0

l/100km

BMW 1 Series  M135i
C - Segment (Small family car)
produced from 2011. to 2015.  

acceleration

4.7

seconds

consumption

7.8

l/100km

BMW 1 Series  M135i xDrive
C - Segment (Small family car)
produced from 2011. to 2015.  

acceleration

5.1

seconds

consumption

8.0

l/100km

BMW 1 Series  M135i
C - Segment (Small family car)
produced from 2011. to 2015.  

acceleration

4.7

seconds

consumption

7.8

l/100km

BMW 1 Series  M135i xDrive
C - Segment (Small family car)
produced from 2011. to 2015.  

acceleration

5.2

seconds

consumption

8.5

l/100km

BMW 2 Series Coupe Cabrio M235i
S - Segment (Sports car)
produced from 2014. to -

acceleration

5.0

seconds

consumption

8.1

l/100km

BMW 2 Series Coupe  M235i
S - Segment (Sports car)
produced from 2014. to -

acceleration

4.6

seconds

consumption

7.8

l/100km

BMW 2 Series Coupe  M235i xDrive
S - Segment (Sports car)
produced from 2014. to -

acceleration

4.4

seconds

consumption

7.0

l/100km

BMW 3 Series  M340i xDrive
D - Segment (Large family car)
produced from 2019. to -

acceleration

4.6

seconds

consumption

5.3

l/100km

BMW 3 Series  M340d xDrive
D - Segment (Large family car)
produced from 2019. to -

acceleration

4.5

seconds

consumption

7.2

l/100km

BMW 3 Series Touring M340i xDrive
D - Segment (Large family car)
produced from 2019. to -

acceleration

4.8

seconds

consumption

5.4

l/100km

BMW 3 Series Touring M340d xDrive
D - Segment (Large family car)
produced from 2019. to -

acceleration

4.3

seconds

consumption

8.8

l/100km

BMW 3 Series  M3
D - Segment (Large family car)
produced from 2015. to 2019.  

acceleration

5.3

seconds

consumption

12.7

l/100km

BMW 3 Series Cabrio M3
D - Segment (Large family car)
produced from 2008. to 2012.  

acceleration

4.8

seconds

consumption

12.4

l/100km

BMW 3 Series Coupe M3
D - Segment (Large family car)
produced from 2008. to 2012.  

acceleration

4.9

seconds

consumption

12.4

l/100km

BMW 3 Series  M3
D - Segment (Large family car)
produced from 2008. to 2012.  

acceleration

4.8

seconds

consumption

12.4

l/100km

BMW 3 Series Coupe M3
D - Segment (Large family car)
produced from 2005. to 2008.  

acceleration

5.3

seconds

consumption

12.9

l/100km

BMW 3 Series Cabrio M3
D - Segment (Large family car)
produced from 2005. to 2008.  

acceleration

4.9

seconds

consumption

12.4

l/100km

BMW 3 Series  M3
D - Segment (Large family car)
produced from 2005. to 2008.  

acceleration

5.5

seconds

consumption

12.1

l/100km

BMW 3 Series Cabrio M3
D - Segment (Large family car)
produced from 2001. to 2005.  

acceleration

5.2

seconds

consumption

11.9

l/100km

BMW 3 Series Coupe M3
D - Segment (Large family car)
produced from 2001. to 2005.  

acceleration

4.9

seconds

consumption

11.9

l/100km

BMW 3 Series Coupe M3 CSL
D - Segment (Large family car)
produced from 2001. to 2005.  

acceleration

5.2

seconds

consumption

11.9

l/100km

BMW 3 Series Coupe M3
D - Segment (Large family car)
produced from 1998. to 2001.  

acceleration

5.5

seconds

consumption

12.1

l/100km

BMW 3 Series Cabrio M3
D - Segment (Large family car)
produced from 1998. to 2001.  

acceleration

4.3

seconds

consumption

8.8

l/100km

BMW 4 Series Coupe  M4
S - Segment (Sports car)
produced from 2013. to 2017.  

acceleration

4.6

seconds

consumption

9.1

l/100km

BMW 4 Series Coupe Cabrio M4
S - Segment (Sports car)
produced from 2013. to 2017.  

acceleration

3.4

seconds

consumption

10.5

l/100km

BMW 5 Series  M5 xDrive
E - Segment (Luxury car)
produced from 2017. to -

acceleration

4.4

seconds

consumption

5.9

l/100km

BMW 5 Series  M550d xDrive
E - Segment (Luxury car)
produced from 2017. to -

acceleration

4.6

seconds

consumption

6.4

l/100km

BMW 5 Series Touring M550d xDrive
E - Segment (Luxury car)
produced from 2017. to -

acceleration

4.4

seconds

consumption

9.9

l/100km

BMW 5 Series  M5
E - Segment (Luxury car)
produced from 2013. to 2017.  

acceleration

4.9

seconds

consumption

6.4

l/100km

BMW 5 Series Touring M550d xDrive
E - Segment (Luxury car)
produced from 2013. to 2017.  

acceleration

4.7

seconds

consumption

6.2

l/100km

BMW 5 Series  M550d xDrive
E - Segment (Luxury car)
produced from 2013. to 2017.  

acceleration

seconds

consumption

l/100km

BMW 5 Series Gran Tourismo M5
E - Segment (Luxury car)
produced from 2013. to 2017.  

acceleration

seconds

consumption

l/100km

BMW 5 Series Gran Tourismo M550d xDrive
E - Segment (Luxury car)
produced from 2013. to 2017.  

acceleration

4.4

seconds

consumption

9.9

l/100km

BMW 5 Series Touring M5
E - Segment (Luxury car)
produced from 2010. to 2013.  

acceleration

4.7

seconds

consumption

6.3

l/100km

BMW 5 Series Touring M550d xDrive
E - Segment (Luxury car)
produced from 2010. to 2013.  

acceleration

4.7

seconds

consumption

6.3

l/100km

BMW 5 Series  M550d xDrive
E - Segment (Luxury car)
produced from 2010. to 2013.  

acceleration

4.4

seconds

consumption

9.9

l/100km

BMW 5 Series  M5
E - Segment (Luxury car)
produced from 2010. to 2013.  

acceleration

seconds

consumption

l/100km

BMW 5 Series Gran Tourismo M5
E - Segment (Luxury car)
produced from 2010. to 2013.  

acceleration

4.7

seconds

consumption

14.8

l/100km

BMW 5 Series  M5
E - Segment (Luxury car)
produced from 2007. to 2010.  

acceleration

4.8

seconds

consumption

15.0

l/100km

BMW 5 Series Touring M5
E - Segment (Luxury car)
produced from 2007. to 2010.  

acceleration

4.7

seconds

consumption

14.8

l/100km

BMW 5 Series  M5
E - Segment (Luxury car)
produced from 2003. to 2007.  

acceleration

5.3

seconds

consumption

13.9

l/100km

BMW 5 Series  M5
E - Segment (Luxury car)
produced from 2000. to 2003.  

acceleration

4.2

seconds

consumption

9.9

l/100km

BMW 6 Series  M6
S - Segment (Sports car)
produced from 2015. to -

acceleration

4.3

seconds

consumption

10.3

l/100km

BMW 6 Series Cabrio M6
S - Segment (Sports car)
produced from 2015. to -

acceleration

4.2

seconds

consumption

9.9

l/100km

BMW 6 Series  M6
S - Segment (Sports car)
produced from 2011. to 2015.  

acceleration

4.3

seconds

consumption

10.3

l/100km

BMW 6 Series Cabrio M6
S - Segment (Sports car)
produced from 2011. to 2015.  

acceleration

4.6

seconds

consumption

14.8

l/100km

BMW 6 Series  M6
S - Segment (Sports car)
produced from 2007. to 2011.  

acceleration

4.7

seconds

consumption

15.2

l/100km

BMW 6 Series Cabrio M6
S - Segment (Sports car)
produced from 2007. to 2011.  

acceleration

4.6

seconds

consumption

14.8

l/100km

BMW 6 Series  M6
S - Segment (Sports car)
produced from 2004. to 2007.  

acceleration

4.7

seconds

consumption

15.2

l/100km

BMW 6 Series Cabrio M6
S - Segment (Sports car)
produced from 2004. to 2007.  

acceleration

4.2

seconds

consumption

9.9

l/100km

BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe  M6
E - Segment (Luxury car)
produced from 2015. to -

acceleration

4.2

seconds

consumption

9.9

l/100km

BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe  M6
E - Segment (Luxury car)
produced from 2011. to 2015.  

acceleration

3.7

seconds

consumption

12.8

l/100km

BMW 7 Series  M760i xDrive
F - Segment (Executive car)
produced from 2015. to -

acceleration

3.2

seconds

consumption

10.5

l/100km

BMW 8 Series Coupe M8 Competition xDrive
F - Segment (Executive car)
produced from 2018. to -

acceleration

3.3

seconds

consumption

10.6

l/100km

BMW 8 Series Cabrio M8 Competition xDrive
F - Segment (Executive car)
produced from 2018. to -

acceleration

3.2

seconds

consumption

10.7

l/100km

BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe M8 Competition xDrive
F - Segment (Executive car)
produced from 2018. to -

acceleration

4.6

seconds

consumption

9.1

l/100km

BMW Serija 4 Coupe Cabrio M4
S - Segment (Sports car)
produced from 2017. to 2020.  

acceleration

4.3

seconds

consumption

8.8

l/100km

BMW Serija 4 Coupe  M4
S - Segment (Sports car)
produced from 2017. to 2020.  

acceleration

5.0

seconds

consumption

6.9

l/100km

BMW X2  M35i xDrive
J - Segment (SUV)
produced from 2018. to -

acceleration

4.9

seconds

consumption

6.4

l/100km

BMW X3  M40d xDrive
J - Segment (SUV)
produced from 2017. to -

acceleration

4.8

seconds

consumption

8.2

l/100km

BMW X3  M40i xDrive
J - Segment (SUV)
produced from 2017. to -

acceleration

4.9

seconds

consumption

6.4

l/100km

BMW X4  M40d xDrive
J - Segment (SUV)
produced from 2018. to -

acceleration

4.8

seconds

consumption

7.8

l/100km

BMW X4  M40i xDrive
J - Segment (SUV)
produced from 2018. to -

acceleration

4.2

seconds

consumption

10.5

l/100km

BMW X4  M
J - Segment (SUV)
produced from 2018. to -

acceleration

4.1

seconds

consumption

10.5

l/100km

BMW X4  M Competition
J - Segment (SUV)
produced from 2018. to -

acceleration

4.2

seconds

consumption

11.1

l/100km

BMW X5  M
J - Segment (SUV)
produced from 2013. to -

acceleration

5.3

seconds

consumption

6.7

l/100km

BMW X5  M50d
J - Segment (SUV)
produced from 2013. to -

acceleration

4.7

seconds

consumption

13.9

l/100km

BMW X5  M
J - Segment (SUV)
produced from 2010. to 2013.  

acceleration

5.4

seconds

consumption

7.5

l/100km

BMW X5  M50d
J - Segment (SUV)
produced from 2010. to 2013.  

acceleration

4.7

seconds

consumption

13.9

l/100km

BMW X5  M
J - Segment (SUV)
produced from 2007. to 2010.  

acceleration

5.2

seconds

consumption

6.9

l/100km

BMW X6  M50d xDrive
J - Segment (SUV)
produced from 2019. to -

acceleration

4.3

seconds

consumption

10.4

l/100km

BMW X6  M50i xDrive
J - Segment (SUV)
produced from 2019. to -

acceleration

3.9

seconds

consumption

12.5

l/100km

BMW X6  M
J - Segment (SUV)
produced from 2019. to -

acceleration

3.8

seconds

consumption

12.7

l/100km

BMW X6  M Competition
J - Segment (SUV)
produced from 2019. to -

acceleration

4.2

seconds

consumption

11.1

l/100km

BMW X6  M
J - Segment (SUV)
produced from 2014. to 2019.  

acceleration

5.2

seconds

consumption

6.6

l/100km

BMW X6  M50d
J - Segment (SUV)
produced from 2014. to 2019.  

acceleration

4.7

seconds

consumption

13.9

l/100km

BMW X6  M
J - Segment (SUV)
produced from 2012. to 2014.  

acceleration

4.7

seconds

consumption

13.9

l/100km

BMW X6  M
J - Segment (SUV)
produced from 2008. to 2012.  

acceleration

4.7

seconds

consumption

10.9

l/100km

BMW X7  M50i xDrive
J - Segment (SUV)
produced from 2019. to -

acceleration

5.4

seconds

consumption

7.0

l/100km

BMW X7  M50d xDrive
J - Segment (SUV)
produced from 2019. to -

acceleration

5.3

seconds

consumption

11.1

l/100km

BMW Z3 Roadster M
S - Segment (Sports car)
produced from 1998. to 2002.  

acceleration

5.3

seconds

consumption

11.1

l/100km

BMW Z3 Coupe M
S - Segment (Sports car)
produced from 1998. to 2002.  

acceleration

5.0

seconds

consumption

12.1

l/100km

BMW Z4 Roadster M
S - Segment (Sports car)
produced from 2006. to 2009.  

acceleration

5.0

seconds

consumption

12.1

l/100km

BMW Z4 Coupe M
S - Segment (Sports car)
produced from 2006. to 2009.  

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