Automotive manufacturers are constantly taking what they learn on the race track and implementing it into their road cars, to enhance performance, feel and to complement the overall driving experience. And let's be honest, quite a few of us have dreamed of being the next Michael Schumacher or Lewis Hamilton, so the motorsport connection is a hugely desirable feature to be included in any road legal performance or supercar. BMW's M division is without doubt one of the greatest purveyors of motorsport-derived road cars. Legendary models such as the BMW M3 have ensured the performance car is hugely sought after the world over and gives keen drivers and enthusiasts the chance to lust after and own a car with proper racing pedigree, heritage and performance. As the saying goes; 'win on Sunday, sell on Monday'.
The BMW M140i Championship Edition is just that and is one of the latest motorsport-derived creations to come from legendary Munich manufacturer BMW. Limited to just 30 examples, it's an extremely impressive and rare beast that can endure daily duties with ease, along with turning into an exhilarating drivers' car when desired. But how did we get here?