Whether they mean to or not, BMW has been torturing the heck out of the auto industry by reigniting and then extinguishing plans for a new M1. A few years ago they came out with the M1 Hommage concept car which many thought would absolutely go to production considering the tremendous feedback it received. After those hopes were dashed with an official announcement from BMW stating that there were no plans for the M1, rumors are now circulating again that a production version of the BMW M1 supercar is back on the table.

According to rumors, the new vehicle is being called the M-One for now because it will be the first vehicle in a new generation of BMWs and will not be based on any existing BMW model. A couple of different sources are going back on forth on what is actually valid information, but from what we can gather, there has only been a few sketches drawn up of the car and if produced, it will be revealed in 2015. Other than that, there are rumors of a new M6 V8 engine or a radical I6, making the new M-One a serious competitor for models like the Mercedes SLS and the Audi R8.

More details floating in the rumor mill suggest that the M-One supercar will be built on a carbon fiber chassis and will feature a slew of technologies already being used on recent concepts. The sketches conjured up apparently reveal a design that is a little bit Vision Connected Drive meets the i8. Since then, BMW has added a roof and a higher windscreen to judge reaction from the industry.

This is all glorious news if it is indeed true, but we wouldn’t advise anyone to hold their breath just yet.

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Source: GermanCarForum

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13 comments:

  (518) posted on 08.4.2011

Well, I would say that it’s a smart in a part of them to use the ever lovely M package to modify the aerodynamic kit of the car and to increase its speed performance! I bet not only me, but everyone loves to test drive this vehicle! 

  (359) posted on 08.4.2011

Well, the image above is definitely the face of the M1 series! BMW has revealed this car recent, and I would say that it’s quite admiring! The M package really makes the car more appealing and to boost its speed. 

  (762) posted on 07.1.2011

I guess it would long enough before we could see this car hitting the market. IMO, with the look of this car I don’ t think that it this car will sell like a hot cake on the market. If ever, I wonder what would be the speed performance of this car.

  (429) posted on 07.1.2011

hmm. Recently, they debut the 1 series and I wonder if they are going to used the M package on this car. I was impressed with the performance as well as the look of the car.

  (473) posted on 06.2.2011

Super Cars from BMW are truly superb. Just by its exterior and interior design, you can sense the eagerness of the car to the road. If it’s a rumor, what a sad part for them...

  (302) posted on 05.30.2011

Wait a minute, how long has they been floating this rumours about the M1 cars? I think it has been almost two years already. I think that one should have been enough for them to develop the car.

  (434) posted on 05.27.2011

That’s actually not the worse part of it here. In fact, if you think about it, there is no confirmation that the M1 is even in development at all. Seems like BMW is toying with us here.

  (592) posted on 05.27.2011

Hmm, I think that one is not quite the case. The 1M is really more like a limited production run, so it would naturally be ending its run soon. Besides, there hasn’t been any confirmation of the M1 entering production yet.

  (427) posted on 05.26.2011

Well, if they are indeed building the M!, maybe it’s about time they tell us for good. I mean, come on, how much longer do they want to keep us guessing about this one.

  (1) posted on 05.26.2011

Considering the news that the 1M is going to be taken out of production after this model year, I think that would further substantiate this news. By removing the 1M from production, consumers will be less likely to confuse the two.

  (1211) posted on 05.26.2011

Hmm, maybe they are indeed in the process of developing the M1. And all of these rumor mongering is probably just a tactic to get the public all hyped up for the car.

  (273) posted on 05.26.2011

If this series would be different from their previous model then how come they we could see some detail in the VisionConnected Concept and i8? Well, most probably they are going to copy the platform either of the two cars.

  (399) posted on 05.26.2011

hmm. Why don’t they come up with a different name for their new series? Well,
I guess it would a good idea if they don’t want the consumer to think that the new series is related with their previous model.

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