Originally Posted by maq
M = Motorsport is incorrect. BMW M GmbH is not BMW Motorsport. The 2 entities used to be one department under the name Motorsport GmbH prior to 1995. Today BMW M GmbH is a seperate company from BMW AG, its responsibilities are M road cars, the Individual and the driver training program. BMW Motorsport is under BMW Sport, responsible for all motor vehicle (including bikes) racing programs.
Everyone knows "M" stands for Motorsport