News of the day comes from a BMW source who says the long-time rumored BMW 1M Cabriolet will follow the steps of the 1M Coupe brother and launch in a short production cycle. Since the majority of the work has been done for the Coupe version, a Cabriolet model will require little additional work.
Rumormill also churns out that the first prototypes are scheduled to hit the road in the summer when BMW begins the test cycle leading into an early reveal in 2012. At M headquarters in Garching, BMW is currently testing some 1M cabrio prototypes behind closed doors.
Another evidence might have been presented earlier today when in an interview hosted by BMW’s M-Power.com minisite, the following question was asked: “Would it be possible to produce a BMW 1 Series M Cabriolet?” The cryptic answer came from BMW M engineer J. Schwenker: “It would indeed be possible, but no such plans exist at present.”
The question and answer left room for interpretation. We find it interesting that BMW’s own reporter chose to ask this very direct question about future products, something that BMW always refrains from officially answering. So it’s BMW testing the market to see customers’ reaction or is this simply a way to dismiss the 1M Convertible idea?
We are labeling this as a rumor until we can confirm with a second source.