BMW will be taking a step further into the future with the unveiling of a new lightweight M concept car at this year’s Tokyo Auto Show. While there are still no official details on it, the first rumors suggest that the car will be "an engineering concept that will show the possibilities of how BMW M can progress in relation to a full lightweight concept in bodyshell and chassis in the future."

As most concepts go, this will just be an idea set out to get fans of BMW thinking of their options for the future and no more a production vehicle than the BMW Vision ConnectedDrive Concept will ever be. Showing that futuristic edge will be an intense use of materials like aluminum, magnesium, thermo-plastic, and carbon fiber in key areas and a promise of great performance. It is believed that the concept will be something similar to the 2008 1-Series tii or even the M3 GTS-R. The M3 GTS-R was rumored to be a production mode, so maybe this will be a second concept for the same vehicle since that’s been quite a trend this year - here’s looking at you Toyota and Lotus.

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Source: GermanCarForum

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17 comments:

  (248) posted on 07.28.2011

Agreed. The car look so awesome and I would say that I’m impressed on its dress up exterior! The racing stripes makes the car to look so aggressive! I hope to see this car on its way for production!

  (449) posted on 07.28.2011

Yeah, this car is really a wow! Hell! The M package has made the car to look so sporty!The detail is kind of elegant and it makes me wonder on what will be its speed performance?

  (478) posted on 05.9.2011

what can we say except that M package is beautiful! I really like styling of this car and those headlights I think that’s sexy.. the LED really makes the it look so amazing.

  (498) posted on 04.8.2011

Yeah, i like the design for the headlights, bonnet, rear lip and most the wheels!

  (515) posted on 04.8.2011

Wow! I really like the luxurious and aggressive look of the M concept!I do hope that BMW already lineup this car for future their production.

  (32) posted on 04.7.2011

Concept cars are really spectacular to watch but to go and hit the market may be difficult for them. But this one sounds bit possible on production note as well.

  (21) posted on 04.7.2011

It’s an interesting concept. The materials being used in the car can really cause its weight to be light, the only issue is with the functionality and the performance in conformance with its other previous cars.

  (25) posted on 03.29.2011

Less the weight, more the performance. These concept cars are trying out so many materials to make the cars light. I hope they stumble upon something that is practically possible in making and cost too. This can bring these concept cars in to production and can be affordable too.

  (21) posted on 03.29.2011

As for the concept cars, they can use any kind of substance and specs that are only be imaginable. But if such a car comes to production how practical it will be to use such expensive material and specs. If they do use, the price would be unrealistically high.

  (592) posted on 03.29.2011

Well, we will have to wait a few years more if this new M Model would actually hit production, but if it is as impressive as they claim, then it would be a worthwhile wait.

  (347) posted on 03.28.2011

Well, it’s most likely that this one would still be a concept car. However, it would be a good idea if BMW would be able to incorporate some features from this to their newer models.

  (313) posted on 03.25.2011

@Allen_Bryson , I get you’re point. But somehow for sure Japanese were tired of their own product and want to try a new one. And for sure this model would be in limited edition.

  (647) posted on 03.25.2011

Well, this is definitely going to be an interesting concept car. I am just hoping that whatever they introduce here would eventually be incorporated into their next models.

  (412) posted on 03.25.2011

Well now, it isn’t really that surprising, since BMW is really looking forward to coming out with car designs that will surely be able to show what the company would be moving to.

  (553) posted on 03.24.2011

 I don’t have a good feeling about this. Honestly, Japan has the largest production of cars, and I don’t think that this German car could surpass on Japanese market. However, it’s too early to speculate, M3 is a successful model on the US market so let’s just see what will happen. 

  (428) posted on 03.24.2011

In case this one doesn’t really go into production, its introduction would still be a good thing. BMW will likely take a cue from this and add some concepts from here into their production models.

  (462) posted on 03.24.2011

Well, if this one is a concept, there is actually a large possibility of it going into production. Why? Because it will likely be focusing on tech that BMW may be actually developing, rather than speculating.

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