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      08-04-2011, 03:52 PM   #1
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1M..... 'Ugly as Sin'

I hear this comment from many members whenever the any discussion of the 1M comes up. I do have to admit, it's not the 'best' looking car out there, but I do like some of the aggressive qualities that BMW designers have incorporated into the 1M that were lacking in the regular 1 series. I tried to understand the extreme dislike for the 1M. What specifically was lacking design-wise? Headlights? Bumpers? Overall size? Proportions? I even started a thread that was promptly shut down because the mods were trying to avoid the direction the thread might end up going with a M3 vs. 1M flame fest. (http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=551008)

So I kept thinking about what the 1M would have looked like if I were designing it. I posted this over on 1Addicts.com but am curious if this would have been a better design approach than the 1series coupe? What do you get when you cross an E36Z3 Mcoupe, a E82 Mcoupe and an E81/F20? I kinda envisioned something like the original Mcoupe but with 4seats. What do you guys think?





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While I don't think the 1M is "ugly as sin"....that...that looks GREAT.
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It's too bad they didn't do another clown shoe. BMW could have hopped on the shooting brake bandwagon
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      08-04-2011, 03:56 PM   #5
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looks like a VW to me.... awesome work though
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      08-04-2011, 03:59 PM   #6
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The headlights and small frame concept are the 2 things that bug me the most.

The headlights take away from any aggressive appeal the car may have. The shape and size reminds me too much of a miata. How did the s2000 remain such a good looking car for its size? Aero styling...

Your pic looks good!!
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j/k looks good bro! 1M is what it is though...
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      08-04-2011, 04:04 PM   #8
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I like what you did there. I was one of the 7 people that liked that little M Coupe/mini hearse. I like your version better than the current one. Well done!
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Am I the only one that thinks it looks good? I mean, I like the STI hatchback and it reminded me of that, so maybe I'm just wierd like that.
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In pictures it looks really good. Was a little underwhelmed in person, but I wouldn't call it ugly.

Borrowed this pic....actually looks better than some of the M3s from the thread I took it from. http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=568037

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Oh and was kind of disappointed a few years back when they didn't bring the hatch over here
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OP, could you add a power dom? Take the hatchback down, change the engine to a bigger one, say V8 NA. May be move the redline to somewhere beyond 8300, say 8400. Give it wider tires. While at it, throw some horse power too, get it up to above 400, make it a sexy number say 414. Man, that would be an AWESOME car. Just please when you put the emblem on the back, please put the M first before the number.
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If they mess around with the tail lights just a bit i actually really like it!
reminds me of this
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Suddenly i find out that the 1M coupe looks really good! LOL
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If they mess around with the tail lights just a bit i actually really like it!
Well, the tail lights are a bit square and Bentley-esque though! Just saying...

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I think the 1M looks great. That hatch render is also fantastic.
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the looks are glowing on me
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What I love most about the 1M design are the rear hips. The fenders just look wide as hell.

But I am lucky enough to get a ride in one quite often, and I can tell you the fun factor in driving the car really adds to the design. It all makes sense, IMO.

Hard to decide sometimes... but I still love my 4 doors.

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What I love most about the 1M design are the rear hips. The fenders just look wide as hell.

But I am lucky enough to get a ride in one quite often, and I can tell you the fun factor in driving the car really adds to the design. It all makes sense, IMO.

Hard to decide sometimes... but I still love my 4 doors.

wow! sweet!
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You can see how absurdly wide everything looks on the 1M. That front fender is outrageous, and looks so good IRL too.

I think the smaller size of the 1 is what makes the fenders stand out so much.

The thing is, when I was deciding on an M3 I wrote off the E92 because of a specific design factor that I didn't like with it. The E92 didn't seem proportional in that the car (from a profile) looked like it was cut up in 1/4 (the front), 1/3 (the HUGE door), and 2/3 for the rear..

Where when you look at an E90 sedan, everything looks cut up properly. Front, Door, Door, Rear all in 1/4's.

The 1M looks PERFECT as a coupe, especially with the widebody where everything is cut up perfectly into 1/3's.

At least that's how I see it..





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To each his own I guess, but IMHO the 1M is a sexy ass car! Performs very well too.

That will probably be my next car if I have enough funds saved... Not VO or BSM but in AW please.

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I like the 1M couple, I would take it over an M3 but that 1M hatch is fugly as fuk
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