BMW 1M hysteria continues and the usual rendering game is back. The BMW 1M is yet to be revealed, but graphic artists are already looking past that. The upcoming 1M based on the current 1 Series will come in two flavors: a Coupe model and Convertible.
The 1-Series based M model is due to launch in 2011 and it has a short production cycle, potentially turning the car into a collection item down the line. It is simply aimed at the core enthusiasts base and it is rumored to provide the ultimate M experience in a smaller package.
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.
As expected in an M model, it offers a more muscular appearance, an imposing stance that maybe not as flashy as the M6, but certainly more agile looking.
Here are some of the things that will define the 1M:
- Six piston brakes
- High performance intercooler
- Slightly modified headlights
- Wider wheel arches and fenders
- Standard 18″ wheels and options Competition wheels
- Small lip spoilers above brake duct inlets to provide extra air flow
- Integrated spoiler
- Rear diffuser with open ducts
- M gills
- Typical M quad-exhaust pipes
- Carbon Fiber roof
Pricing wise, the BMW 1M will most likely sit above the 335is, but lower than the M3. The car will go on sale next year.
[Source: Renderings by Jon Sibal ]