As we approach the Geneva Motor Show where a possible unveiling of the new BMW M1 is planned, several rumors around the entry level M continue to pop-up around the web.
Scott27, the popular BMW source, has returned with some new, teasing information on the BMW M1.
Direct quote from the source:
“The M1 will differ from the standard 1er with a more muscular appearance especially at the front which receives a trapezoid grille flanked by two intakes to allow air to cool the six piston brakes. The larger grille at the front of the car also allows air into the High Performance Intercooler. underneath the headlights the M1 follows the typical M look by having enclosed headlights or “eyebags” this helps pronounce the front of the car and providing a more sporting look than the conventional 1er Coupe.
Above the brake ducts are tiny lip spoilers that help with airflow these help with additional “Active aerodynamics” to provide downforce. The aluminium bonnet incorporates a subtle hood bulge again to hint at the power underneath flanked by two airducts at each side with one for design symmetry. The front wings of the car are massaged slightly to accommodate the wider track and to neatly fill the arches with standard 18″ 5 spoke wheels with optional 18″ Competition wheels. 18″ will be the optimum wheel size for the M1.
The front wings incorporate the typical M characteristic of a side vent , again the M1 is no different with a slightly shorter vent due to the proportion of front door – wing- arch accommodating the turn signal and insignia. The side sills accommodate a more sculpted appearance again identifying the car from the standard 135i or BMW performance packet.
Like the front end of the car the rear end is wider with a look that is almost similar to the transition between the previous E46 Coupe and the E46 M3 , broader wheel arches accommodate the larger track , The classic “Ducktail” appearance makes a welcome return with the spoiler now integrated as part of the bootlid for a more cohesive look and additional aid for aerodynamics.
The rear valance/diffuser area takes it’s direction from the standard 135i but with open ducts for aerodynamic purpose , the duct is separated by typical M quad exhaust pipes.
The roof of the car receives the typical BMW M Coupe addition of a reinforced Carbon Fibre Roof to help maintain the lightweight concept.
* More muscular appearance than standard 1-series
* Trapezoid grille flanked by two intakes to allow extra brake cooling
* Six piston brakes
* High performance intercooler
* Sportier looking headlights than standard 1-series
* Small lip spoilers above brake duct inlets to provide extra air flow and downforce
* The front wings of the car are massaged slightly to accommodate the wider track. Rear end is also wider.
* Standard 18″ 5-spoke wheels with optional 18″ Competition wheels (18″ will be the optimum wheel size for the M1)
* Signature M side vent
* Broader wheel arches to accommodate larger track
* “Ducktail” CSL style rear trunk (integrated spoiler)
* Rear valance/diffuser area takes its direction from the standard 135i but with open ducts for aerodynamic purpose
* Signature M quad exhaust pipes
* Reinforced carbon fiber roof
[Source: 1Addicts ]