BMW M1 Design Concept – Renderings

Interesting, Others | March 3rd, 2015 by 19
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One of the most heated conversations in the BMW world revolves around a BMW supercar. The unicorn has yet to be found and speculations on …

One of the most heated conversations in the BMW world revolves around a BMW supercar. The unicorn has yet to be found and speculations on what the BMW car of the future should be are abundant. With the reveal of the new Audi R8, more and more BMW fans are craving the wheels of a proper supercar that could finally tune out the voices coming from the Audi and Mercedes communities.

Long-time reader and rendering artist Giom Mouton has decided to come out of retirement and give us a 3D look at a BMW sports car. Dubbed BMW M1 Design Concept, the computer generated images highlight a supercar with classic lines and a bit of the modern day hypercar look.

The thinking behind the M1 Design Concept is a hybrid vehicle with a V10 naturally-aspirated engine paired with one or two electric motors that could drive the front and rear wheels. A KERS-setup much like the LaFerrari comes to mind immediately. Mouton says that in his mind this would be BMW’s only naturally-aspirated engine as it suits this type of car perfectly.

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The design focuses on driver involvement and dynamics, and less on comfort.

Mouton keeps intact the iconic BMW design cues, starting with the kidney grille (inspired by the BMW i8) and double-round headlamps, long-bonnet and short overhangs, while in the back, newly L-shaped taillights are present as well. The front fascia also takes cues from the new BMW design language by featuring large air intakes. The two-seater M1 Design Concept highlights a strong shoulder line, emphasized by air vents on the rear fenders. As a typical supercar, the roofline is quite low and the Hofmeister Kink takes a slightly different interpretation.

At a first glance, the car would fit in a class with the Ferrari 458 Italia and the new Ford GT, all these cars sporting similar design cues.

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Now whether BMW decides to build a new supercar or simply focus on a progressive version of the i8 – i8S – will remain to be discovered in 2016 when the Bavarians are celebrating their 100th birthday.

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19 responses to “BMW M1 Design Concept – Renderings”

  1. mrjones11 says:

    Just awfull. What a mess…

  2. viper says:

    bmw doesn’t care for a super car , they are extremely polite and gave audi and merc a huge head start…..remember MB SLR?….sls….now amg gt , now second gen. R8…take your time bmw , go easy..

  3. jason bourne says:

    Looks good… Reminiscent of the McLaren F1.

  4. Icebreaker says:

    Horatiu Boeriu i got so excited when i saw the title LOL i thought my dream came true but then i saw it say design concept :( looks okay is this a teaser hint for something coming soon?:D

  5. Matt Stokes says:

    Ummm, great technical work on the modelling and rendering, but the design itself… not keen at all.

  6. BMW Cars Hq says:

    I like what I see, the next super sports car from BMW. The BMW M1 Concept is exhibiting M Power and Performance to the highest degree.

  7. mr.c3mm3r says:

    It looks nice, but a bit too McLaren for my tastes. The bubble cockpit and side curves especially scream MP4-12C to me, which again is very very nice but isn’t really BMW.

  8. Crux says:

    Needs to have a full rounded or DTM squared Angel Eyes and not that half corona like the i8.

  9. Malberto says:

    It looks like a newer version of the BMW Nazca C2 Concept.

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