New renderings of the rumored BMW M1 based on Vision Concept

Rumors | September 29th, 2009 by 17
BMW-M1-2012-rendering

It was just a matter of days, after we posted the first renderings of what is rumored to be the next BMW M1, other auto …

It was just a matter of days, after we posted the first renderings of what is rumored to be the next BMW M1, other auto publications are already starting to work on their own renderings. The photos we posted in collaboration with Promotor showed a design study of what BMW M1 might look like.

The M1, if indeed will carry that badge, is rumored to be based on the recently unveiled Vision EfficientDynamics Concept. According to the UK fellas at AutoExpress, the M1 is rumored to have ultra-low ride height, active aerodynamics and an aggressive rear end, similar to the Vision Concept. Inside, the two-plus-two seating will remain intact, but latest gadgetry will be incorporated: digital dash, multimedia connectivity and an advanced version of the the iDrive.

The focus of the new BMW M1 will be on performance and efficiency, even if some comfort levels will need to be sacrificed. The already functional hybrid system found in the Vision Concept, the 3-cylinder 1.5-liter hybrid engine with electric motors and 356 horsepower/590 pound-feet of torque, is also rumored to power the BMW supercar.

New renderings of the rumored BMW M1 based on Vision Concept

With improved aerodynamics and light weight materials as seen on the Vision Concept, the future BWM supercar could achieve the 3.8-second 0-to-60-mph time advertised by BMW in the Vision Concept.

So far BMW has not officially acknowledged the the car, but more and more car magazines are starting to speculate.

Could a new BMW M1 be in works? We definitely hope so, but we’re afraid to invest any emotions in it at this point so we won’t get disappointed as we did with the beautiful CS Concept.

[Photo Source: Edmunds ]

  • Artmic

    looks good so far :)

  • Alex M.

    The Vision EfficientDynamics Concept was quoted as going from 0-60 in 4.8 seconds, not 3.8.

    • Doug

      It really needs to be 3.8 to be considered a “supercar”. Under 5s is merely a high-end sports car.

  • viper

    dream on….I lost my faith in bmw long time ago.

  • Doug

    Can they really call this the M1 ? It contradicts the last few decades’ of bmw nomenclature. It also prevents a 1-series M. The poorly differentiated packages are also screwing this up (m-sport, performance power, …??)

  • Lance

    This is definittely a brilliant design language. R8 can go back to sleep! BMW must bring one out! Just don’t make the production version look like the 6 Series.

  • Bryce

    Does anyone else see a storm-trooper when they look at the rear end of this rendering?

  • lboogy

    every 1 shut up all of u r full of poop, if bimmer builds a M1 in da future all of u will ejaculate in ur pants!

    • Doug

      No! U R full of poop!

  • badger

    very nice
    but what are they gonna call this?

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      No journalist really knows…they might not have even chosen the naming convention…I’m sure market studies have to be done etc…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1631237176 Vaybach Khan

    if they make a supercar its not gonna be called m1…..

  • http://www.truckingauctions.com 4×4 trucks

    It maybe a four door coupe like the CS concept look at the side view. There seems to be a few lines that indicate four doors. I can’t wait to see it!

    • X5 SoB

      Weird… You do know this a rendering, don’t you? As in, made up, not real, a Photoshop? Where do you see extra lines?

      • AJ

        TALK ABOUT THE BLOODY CAR YOU HALFWIT

  • AJ

    BMW NEEDS TO HAVE A SUPER CAR THAT GOES FROM 0-60 MPH IN AROUND 3 SECONDS AND HAVE A TOP SPEED WITH 220 MPH WITH 700 BHP THAT WILL REALLY SHOW STUPID AUDI R8 LOVERS WHOS BOSS

  • http://www.usedtrucksinusa.com/ Lifted trucks

    Wow.. .it looks better in white than I had imagined. please anyone let me know which would be its price.

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