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View Poll Results: What "Supercar" should BMW build?
BMW Z6 1 5.56%
BMW Z8 0 0%
BMW Z10 1 5.56%
BMW M1 (L6) 1 5.56%
BMW M1 (V6) 0 0%
BMW M1 (V8) 4 22.22%
BMW M10 (V10) 11 61.11%
BMW Z9 0 0%
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      09-25-2009, 03:20 PM   #1
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What "Supercar" should BMW build?

I made this poll to know what do you expect from BMW if they had to make a supercar. It seams to me that BMW does not do any supercar, because they do not know in which direction to go. Do a R8 rival? Do an all new "green" supercar? We had rumors of a supercar but the cars were all different, one with rear mounted NA V10, another with a TT L6 in front and recently the same but at the back. So here are the hypothetical models BMW could build, which would you like them to build (they are all 2-seaters)?
Consider the different models appart.

BMW Z6 / Z6 M
BMW Z6 sDrive40i (3.0l L6 TT 326 hp)
BMW Z6 sDrive50i (4.4l V8 TT 449 hp)
BMW Z6 M (4.4l V8 TT ~550 hp)
It should weigh under 1600 kg (as much as a Z4 sDrive35i)
The engine is in front

BMW Z8 / Z8 M
BMW Z8 sDrive50i (4.4l V8 TT 449 hp)
BMW Z8 sDrive60i (6.0l V12 TT 544hp)
BMW Z8 M (5.5l V10 TT ~650 hp) It is the next M5 engine with 2 cylinders added that I would like BMW to put in an eventual M7.
The engine is in front, it should weigh under 1700 kg, less would be better.....

BMW Z10 / M10
BMW Z10 / M10 (5.5l V10 TT ~650 hp)
In fact it is the same as Z8 M but more exclusiv as there is no entry level

BMW M1 / M10
This car has its engine at the back as the first one. But there are many engine possibilities for this reason: the M1 had a 3.5l L6 286 hp that was in the M 635i (old M6), so the engine that the M5/M6 gets. If they did a M1 later it would get the 4.0l V8 400 hp, the next M1 would get the 5.0l V10 507 hp, but it never came, and so the R8 is first. Then should the M1 get the most powerfull engine BMW has got or stick with tradition that is L6? So here the different engines:
BMW M1 (3.0l L6 TT ~450 hp) under 1300 kg
BMW M1 (3.3l V6 TT ~450 hp) It is the next M5 engine with 2 cylinders less
BMW M1 (4.4l V8 TT ~550 hp) under 1400 kg
BMW M10 (5.5l V10 TT ~650 hp) M10 because it has an exclusiv engine
under 1500 kg

BMW Z9
It has its engine in front, with 1 electric engine at each axle (as the Vision ED Concept). It is extremly light (under 1200 kg), low (about 1 m 10). Its engine is completely new.
BMW Z9 (3.0l Boxer 6 or V6 180 TT ~550 hp, ~700 hp with electric engines)

These were all. The purpose of this poll is just to discus what do we think abour or expect from of a BMW supercar.
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      09-25-2009, 04:48 PM   #2
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There's no "None" option? I don't see why every car company is supposed to build a model for every segment. I don't want a BMW supercar, I didn't want a Porsche SUV, and I'll never want a Aston Martin city car.

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      09-25-2009, 08:23 PM   #3
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^^^who cares, it's not like you're forced to buy these cars.
I care because such cars affect the entire model range in terms of design, funding, and performance; the larger the pool of cars, the more resources are diluted.

Besides, a BMW supercar makes no sense unless the car is mid-engined, and BMW would have to create one - an insanely expensive process, and why all the "new M1" rumors are crap. BMW outsourced the original M1, Audi borrows their mid-engine chassis from Lamborghini, and Porsche designed the 986/987 as a modified version of the 996/997 chassis from the get-go to save cost.
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