Best Rendering BMW M1 / 1M – Close to the real thing?

Featured Posts, Rumors | April 21st, 2010 by 15

Another day and new rumors and buzz around the new BMW M1, or 1M as some refer to. Courtesy of LeftLaneNews and Jon Sibal, we …

Another day and new rumors and buzz around the new BMW M1, or 1M as some refer to. Courtesy of LeftLaneNews and Jon Sibal, we have one of the best renderings to date.

The 1-Series based M model is due to launch in 2011 with a short production cycle and it is aimed at the core enthusiasts base.

Design wise, the M1 rendering outlines perfectly the core elements of an M car, aggressive front-end with large air intakes, wide bodykit, lower ride, M gills and larger wheels.

Jonibal M2 655x491 Best Rendering BMW M1 / 1M   Close to the real thing?

The new M model is powered by an updated/upgraded N55 engine coming from the M Division. The 1,500 kg M1 also features a high performance intercooler and the output is said to be measured at 345 horsepower.

The engine is matted to an M-DCT transmission, but a manual option will be offered as well. As any other sporty car, the BMW M1 / 1M will offer the much-craved LSD (limited slip differentials).

While the naming convention is still up for debate, the M1/1M is clearly a reality and despite rumors of just an “is” version, as seen in the 335is and Z4is, this is indeed a car built by the M Division and its naming convention and design, will need to reflect their core values.

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15 Responses to “Best Rendering BMW M1 / 1M – Close to the real thing?”

  1. ExileOnTheMainstream says:

    If that’s what it looks like, that’s my next car!!

  2. Bryce says:

    That looks pretty amazing. Jon Sibal always does a pretty good job, and I hope this time his rendering looks just like the real thing. My only fear is, will this car sell if a new 1-series is being introduced only a year or two after it’s released.

  3. T. says:

    And the votes are in….

    We have today decided on a name for the car.
    It is not the obvious choice, but there is an “M”.

  4. billmilo says:

    They need to do something with the headlights. Something about them turns me off. Side skirts can be improved too.

  5. okeribok says:

    filthy gorgeous!

  6. Elio says:

    Holy motherfucking mmmmm. Love that.

  7. X7 says:

    M1M1M1M1M1M1M1

  8. badger says:

    front intake
    is very akward.

  9. Simon Bobik says:

    I don’t ever think my jaws dropped that far in my whole life.. my toe is really sore!
    I was loving the 135i, now this just makes the 135i look basic
    Looks sooo mean LOVE IT!!!

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