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      09-23-2009, 08:04 AM   #1
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New BMW M1 is back!?

As reported on Bimmerpost Homepage.

Just found this article on autoexpress (a UK magazine website):


BMWs M1 is back! And drivers can expect stunning design, impressive fuel economy and incredible performance to come as standard with the new model due on sale in 2012.



It will be based on the Vision EfficientDynamics concept, BMWs star of the Frankfurt Motor Show, and Auto Expresss exclusive images reveal how the newcomer will look.



With an ultra-low ride height, active aerodynamics and an aggressive rear end, there will be no shortage of visual drama. Inside, there will be two-plus-two seating, and the low-slung driving position will be surrounded by cutting-edge technology, including a digital dash and multimedia connectivity.



A three-dimensional head-up display that shows information such as speed and speed limits, economy and sat-nav functions, plus an advanced version of BMWs iDrive cabin control system, will also appear.



Practicality will be limited however, with BMW choosing to deliver a machine that sets a new benchmark for performance and efficiency, rather than creature comforts. At the core of this effort will be groundbreaking technologies which will see every aspect of traditional car design reinvented.



The most significant element of this huge effort will be the development of the 1.5-litre hybrid engine revealed in the Vision EfficientDynamics. The three-cylinder unit will be paired with a powerful electric motor together both will offer more than 350bhp and 800Nm of torque.



To save fuel, top speed will remain electronically limited to around 155mph. However, the 0-60mph sprint is expected to take less than five seconds.



To make the most of this raw speed, the M1 will be equipped with BMWs Air Curtain system. This arrangement channels airflow through the front bumper and out ahead of the front wheels. It reduces turbulence in the wheelarches and cuts the cars drag coefficient to 0.22Cd the lowest of any BMW. Subtle folds in the bodywork will also create downforce without the need to use large spoilers.

An inside source said: This is one of the most exciting projects BMW has ever delivered. The engine is virtually production ready, while part of the hybrid system will debut in the new petrol-electric X6 Hybrid. 
Our DCT gearbox already available in the M3 offers quick shifts, and the new cars chassis is a piece of art. Crucially, its ready for the road.



Theres no word yet on the cost of the new M1 although its suggested that the mould-breaking model will be a rival to the Audi R8. That means prices are likely to start from 70,000. If that sounds like too much, theres still cause for celebration among drivers hungry for a mix of performance and class-leading fuel economy.



The major elements of the M1s design, including the 1.5-litre engine, gearbox and aerodynamics, will be offered in a variety of new BMW models, helping to cement the firms reputation as a market leader in clean, green performance cars. --http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/au...een_drive.html


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      09-23-2009, 09:48 AM   #2
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yep...definitely wouldn't mind that in production
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      09-23-2009, 09:57 AM   #3
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Damnnnn!!!! this is gorgeous. I hope they make it!!!! Please Please pretty please.
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      09-23-2009, 10:13 AM   #4
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      09-23-2009, 10:14 AM   #5
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Damn that looks Sexy
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      09-23-2009, 10:27 AM   #6
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Suck it Prius.


Although I do think an I6 or V8 powerplant should be offered, just for posterity's sake.
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      09-23-2009, 10:30 AM   #7
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      09-23-2009, 11:00 AM   #8
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      09-23-2009, 11:25 AM   #9
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350hp, 800nm tq, 0-60 in >5 seconds. Anyone want to project what the weight will be on this "focused" supercar?
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      09-23-2009, 11:32 AM   #10
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      09-23-2009, 12:15 PM   #12
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Someone photoshop this in other colors. BMW colors please!
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      09-23-2009, 12:27 PM   #13
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Yuck. That is not visually attractive to me at all. I can see the ques of the Vision Dynamics model, but hopefully when the flesh comes from the artist renderings it will look more like a true sportster and less like a pig-nosed beast.
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      09-23-2009, 01:21 PM   #14
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......Bull

If they release and M1 named car with a hybrid engine and only 350 hp...im gonna cap the design studio myself. (unless it weighs 2500 lbs...which it wont)


Dont give that rubbish the M1 badge.


Whats wrong with them
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      09-23-2009, 01:37 PM   #15
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To save fuel, top speed will remain electronically limited to around 155mph.
To save fuel... Enough already.
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      09-23-2009, 01:57 PM   #16
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      09-23-2009, 02:09 PM   #17
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looks like booty (and not good lookin booty either)
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1.5l engine...........
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      09-23-2009, 02:45 PM   #19
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This car stands as much chance of being made as I do of having Megan Fox show up at my place looking for a coach in the Oral Sex Olympics. AutoExpress announces that the M1 is coming back every freaking year, people.
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Has anyone thought of creating an illuminated grill similar to the concept?
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      09-23-2009, 03:39 PM   #21
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sexy, but i feel it needs something extra to like deeper shadow lines or something... to compete to either the audi r8's or 6 series competitors
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^yeah..thats true.... atleast it looks nice.
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