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Old 07-31-2009, 10:18 AM
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On the Frankfurt Auto Show in September, BMW will display what will be a new M1 when it goes into production. But it won't be a big car with a lot of Horsepower, but on the scale of a 3-series... and it will be a hybrid!

This is BMW's new take on performance and eco-friendliness, and it will mean a car with two electro engines (one in the front and one in the rear) that together with a small(er) engine will have a CO2 of around 100 g/km. At the same time, the construction will be light weight and perfomance data reveals a car on par with Porsche 911.

Still no pics of the "M1", but it's based on the "M1 Hommage" car that was presented at last years Villa d'Este.

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Old 07-31-2009, 10:38 AM
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Sounds good so far.
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Originally Posted by theXman' post='961131' date='Jul 31 2009, 02:38 PM
Sounds good so far.
Doesn't sound good to me... electric motors don't belong in a beast
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What? So no competitor for the Audi R8/R10???
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this thread is useless without pitchers!
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Just imagine this with an M1 badge powered by a refrigerator.

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I do love me that 135i though, I almost bought one but opted for the E60. I needed more room
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Originally Posted by kaiten408' post='962285' date='Aug 1 2009, 07:19 PM
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I do love me that 135i though, I almost bought one but opted for the E60. I needed more room
Best decision you've ever made. Personally I'd rather get the 335i over that 135i grasshopper.

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Old 08-10-2009, 09:12 AM
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The M1 has nothing to do with the small 4 seat hatchback currently on sale. It's roots come from the original M1 (built 30 years ago):




Something like this:



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Old 08-10-2009, 12:18 PM
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Even though this is fake, I'd prefer this look for the M1.

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