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New Rendering BMW 1 Series M Coupe

1M, Featured Posts | September 9th, 2010 by 23

Another day and a new rendering of the BMW 1 Series M Coupe. One of the “hottest” subjects in the BMW world, the 1M saga …

Another day and a new rendering of the BMW 1 Series M Coupe. One of the “hottest” subjects in the BMW world, the 1M saga will end in just a few months when BMW will host the world premiere at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2011.

Labeled by many as enthusiastic car for BMW purists, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe symbolizes the return of the M division to its core values: lightness, smaller size, incredible driving dynamics and pure connection between the driver and car.

As BMW M boss summed it up recently, the 1M can be labeled by a single word: Pure! And this is the statement that BMW M is looking to related to its fan base.

New Rendering BMW 1 Series M Coupe

Most of the details around the 1M Coupe remain a mystery, including the much hyped and discussed powerplant. Even the color name has been omitted from official language. The unique orange metallic paint will be an exclusive color for the M car, and in Dr. Kay Segler’s words, “This paint will make history” and be remembered for its unique, stylish appeal.

As seen in the rendering above, the new 1M Coupe’s track is much wider than that of the 135i. We believe the new 1M Coupe’s track may be as wide or even wider than found on the current M3, but in a smaller overall package.

Power is rumored to be at least 345 horsepower produced with the help of a large, upgraded intercooler. Weight is rumored at 1,500 kg, but everyone hopes the official figure is lower.

Pricing is pure speculation at the moment, but a quick research on the existing base prices for the M3 and 335i, indicate that the 1M will fit somewhere around the $45,000 base price mark.

In the upcoming weeks, BMW will continue to slowly reveal the car and most likely the full unveiling and details, will become fair game sometimes in December.

[Source: AutoGuide and Jon Sibal ]

  • plaxico

    Looks so outdated. Sad

    • Alex

      Your pathetic comments are outdated and sad.

  • 1Mc

    Stunning, there isn’t a sexier small car in the market today.

    Sorry plaxico, you can’t afford one. Move along.

  • Sba

    This rendering is awful, look at the colour difference between the car and the front bumper. If you look right to the junction of the bumper over the wheel arch, you’ll see the difference.

    • http://jonsibal.com/blog jonsibal

      The difference in color was due to the reflection of the ground (Ground reflects darker on the body vs the sky reflections). The base image used for this rendering was also like this but in red.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000163817321 X5SoB

        Jon, the gills on the front fender are great, but how likely are they? Great rendering , by the way.

        • http://jonsibal.com/blog jonsibal

          The position of the light bar “should” be accurate based on the recent pics from Oktoberfest. The height of the fender gills is still up in the air as well as the design of it.

    • Dan

      Sba, where’s your rendering? Thought so.

      Jon, I love it man, I seriously wish they hired you to design some new cars…

      • http://jonsibal.com/blog jonsibal

        Thanks but credit also goes to my source from BMW to help me get some details close to the real thing.

  • 1Mc

    That’s just the colour. If you’re interested in the colour go buy a Valencia Orange and stare at it you interesting chap you.

  • Busta

    Looks like a fat orange turd!

    • 1Mc

      It’s small for a sports car, so you must have never seen a sports car before if you think this is fat. I’ve never seen an orange turd before, so maybe you would know better than me what one looks like. I would suggest changing your diet however.

  • Uxel

    I like it. Small car, nice look, no heavy-weight-champion, enough hp to have fun on the road. must be a lot fun to drive :)

  • bunker

    Sibal is usually pretty spot-on with his renders. So, either one of two things is going on here.
    1) Sibal is a bit off the mark, or
    2) The car is actually going to look like shit

  • viper

    this is getting and Im not joking seriously ridiculous . these renderings are just boring. wait for the car and then comment.

  • XC

    Rendering is just fine. But I’ll take mine in carbon black or any individual black colour BMW comes up with.

  • Artmic

    How can anyone with a straight face say it is not an outdated look?

    Who wants to put down cash on this thing only to have the new model 1 series pop up and make this M series 1 look even more old and dated?

    If not for this outdated and in my opinion ugly look, i would have purchased the 135, as i liked it better driving than the 335 i have now, but since it had such a dated look, i decided against it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000163817321 X5SoB

      This will be a seriously short issue, making it a rare vehicle. It paves the way for a 1M in the next generation, which will be a greater success because of this car.

    • Wooo hoo.

      Anything in the 1er body is just an antry level wannabe. The individual couldn’t EVEN afford a 3er! lol

      I shun these as fake Bimmers, they should have put the mini badge on these things.

      You guys that say ‘pure’ that is so 80s, It’s all about tech status and perceived success and exclusivity.

  • 1Mc

    Stick a plastic duck on the top of it. I’ll still take one.

  • Wooo hoo.

    This thing isn’t even worthy of the “full” M Name… LMFAO

    ‘1 series M Coupe’ Just another pig to put up against the R32 lol….fine company that is… pffffffft!

    • TurboE46ZHP

      @Wooo Hoo

      Isn’t worth the full M name? Not sure I uderstand your comment. As far as the naming scheme, if you follow BMW you would understand why it is not called the M1.

      Moving on…I think the rendering looks fine and I for one will be considering this or the Audi TT RS. I will be trading in my daily driver R32 which I like just fine, but Wooo Hoo would not be able to understand the refinement of the R32.

  • http://www.chauffeursgenteel.com.au/ private wine tours

    Nice car its very beautiful like an sports car. i like its color.

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