Yet Another Rumor: BMW M-One – The Supercar We Dream About

Rumors | May 25th, 2011 by 20
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Ready for another rumor? The restless Scott27 stirs up more controversy on the interwebs. According to the BMW insider, the designers are toying with the …

Ready for another rumor? The restless Scott27 stirs up more controversy on the interwebs. According to the BMW insider, the designers are toying with the idea of a new M supercar, a true successor to the iconic M1. “The strategy has just begun and where it is at is a few sketches by the design department and ideas conjured around a conference table. We have no production plans yet,” said the insider.

The supercar is currently dubbed M-One because it could be the first of its kind in the new generation of BMW vehicles.  Scott27 remains vague about other details, but the use of CFRP is mentioned, new materials and parts that BMW is expected to use in their upcoming vehicles.The M1 Hommage mention is present as always with new speculations around a BMW supercar.

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BMW M1 Hommage featured here

The rumor says an internal design sketch was created, a mixture of Vision ConnectedDrive and the upcoming 2014, but the drawing serves an unknown purpose.

“The sketch was developed entirely for a different purpose. But the idea did catch attention and since BMW did not focus on the design angle for the Connected Drive concept car they were taken aback when reaction to the car was very well received. But since the sketch caught senior attention they have added a roof and a higher windscreen to judge reaction and you could see the return of the concept this time as a coupe.  But it could form the car/s in question because of its bloodline to the original and hommage of the M1.”

Fingers-crossed BMW would build the car, when would it hit the road? “If greenlit, it will be after 2015”, says the source.

Our advice, take this rumor with a big grain of salt. In the past years, there have been extensive conversations and internal projects around a BMW supercar, but the company’s sustainable plans seem to rely on efficiency and future mobility, rather than an Audi R8 fighter.

Read our editorial: “Why Build A Supercar?

[Source: GCF ]

20 responses to “Yet Another Rumor: BMW M-One – The Supercar We Dream About”

  1. Manny Antunes says:

    *Rain Chant* Build it, Build It, Build it. *Rain Chant*

  2. Tom Cardone says:

    that would be awesommme. let it be 2015, gives me time to save;)

  3. T. says:

    The strategy is called M-one because with BMWi becoming a BMW sub-brand with it’s own individual products.  What can the other Sub-brand BMW M offer?  When you think of a stand alone product?
    Potentially M-one can offer the same individuality but be true to the Sub-Brand’s credentials in which case BMW M is identified by Motorsport and Performance.  By this time when BMWi gets up and running, the first sharing of lightweight material technology will be with BMW M.  

    I would not necessary say it is a “Supercar” it is more BMW. highly individual and more a competitor for the 911/R8 and Mercedes-Benz SLS/SLC proposals.  It is thought of as a pinacle project for BMW M but be an example of lightweight and performance. It could go as a volume seller or to justify the development costs be completely exclusive. As mentioned it is not even at an engineering phase yet , nor conception it just remains a realm of ideas and discussions. 

    We could even do something conceptually smaller but with the same design ideas again for volume or exclusive one-off . The 328 Hommage showed the possibilities of compact size and material technology. This car is thought of as a Cayman/Boxster esque competitor available as both Coupe and Roadster with either four or in the ideas of lightweight, a three cylinder massaged to give excellent performance.
    Again the ideas exist only on paper and we are talking after 2015 when BMW will actually be producing CFRP in volume making it more cost effective for sharing across the group.

    The i8 will remain as it is but there is no doubt that the i8 with it’s cutting edge , futuristic looks will prove very popular for what it is and by launch everyone will want one.

  4. Bryce says:

    If they build it, I hope it looks more like the 328 Hommage than the M1 Hommage pictured above. That new 328 Hommage looks amazing in my opinion.

  5. bmw99 says:

    “for the Connected Drive concept car they were taken aback when reaction to the car was very well received”
    “5GT not selling well”
    What does this say? Wrong products?  Too much emphasis on focus groups guiding product plans? 
    Have some balls BMW make a halo car!

    • T. says:

      Yes the 5er GT is not selling as initially expected in North America. But other markets such as in Europe and indeed China are posting sales that are within BMW’s projected targets for the 5er GT in these markets. 
      Just because one product does not work in one market, does not necessary mean that it does not in other markets.

  6. LexusLVR says:

    The problem is that BMW doesn’t know how to build a reliable supercar. In this day and age people want reliability and quality and these are two promises BMW has never delivered on. Customers also want advanced designs and stunning interiors.

    Currently the only supercars those aspects and also offer quality and reliability (and value) are the Lexus LF-A and Infiniti G37 IPL. Hell, throw in some older Acura/Honda NSX, Toyota Supras, Mitsubishi 3000GT and Mazda RX-7.

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