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BMW M1 successor coming in 2016 - report

 BMW M1 successor coming in 2016 - report
BMW M1 Concept

Could have up to 650 PS (478 kW / 641 hp)

BMW has denied rumors about an M1 successor, but a new report is indicating the brand is planning a revival for 2016.

Auto Bild says the supercar will feature a lightweight body that is constructed from aluminum, magnesium, titanium and plastic. This could enable the model to tip the scales at just 1250 kg (2,756 lbs).

Power would be provided by a turbocharged V8 engine with 600 PS (441 KW / 592 hp) to 650 PS (478 kW / 641 hp). This would reportedly enable the model to hit a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph). Despite the impressive performance, the M1 successor would be relatively economical thanks to an engine start / stop system and brake energy regeneration.

We're obviously taking everything with a grain of salt, but the M1 successor will reportedly be priced at €250,000 ($316,925 / £201,310).

 

Source: Auto Bild via Automobilwoche

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Comments (12)

 CReeds CReeds
Who would pay that kind of money for a BMW? You can talk power to weight ratios all you like but a BMW will never be in the same supercar territory and carry the same exclusivity and prestige as Ferrari, Zonda, Bugatti, etc.
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June 20, 2012 2:36 pm
 MadAboutCars MadAboutCars
Do they still have mid-engine chassis development know-how
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June 20, 2012 11:50 am
 BMW M3GT2 BMW M3GT2
Hmm, no mention of the Carbon Fiber that BMW has spent Millions in manufacturing to produce car parts and has expanded into street chassis construction. If BMW decides to build the M1 I'm sure it will be direct competition for the Bugati Veyron and the old McLaren F1 from 1995 to 1999 if they decide to sell it for $300,000.00+. BMW has figured out how to bring the manufacturing cost down on Carbon fiber by shipping the polymer threads in from Japan and weaving it here in the USA then shipping the spools to Germany. BMW has been doing it for several years now and if you think about it, well its genius and now all future cars will perform better weighing less and instantly get better fuel efficiency. I think BMW was going to do it but now that the air pollution levels are at new highs and global warming is an issue the only place we will se the M1 is on the race track and that would mean BMW will only build a handful of the street M1's which will only make them more valuable as they did with the 1 Series M, so if BMW AG does decide to go for it on the M1 expect it to cost more and be the fastest BMW ever built. By the BMW evolution rule of thumb this creation must be better than anything they have ever produced before or don't do it at all.
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June 19, 2012 11:29 pm
 ifudge ifudge
Woohoo! I hope this is true. I also hope that they do a cleansheet design for it. The M1 Concept was nice and well executed, but I think this should be a modern design, with a reference or two to the original.
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June 19, 2012 8:03 pm
 NYyanks NYyanks
$316,925 (O)_(O) dayum
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June 19, 2012 5:44 pm
 Ratt Ratt
yet another rumor about BMW supercar...
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June 19, 2012 5:18 pm
 SouthAfrica SouthAfrica
316k US Dollars would be super expensive. R8 is affodable at around 125 000 USD.
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June 19, 2012 4:22 pm
 NenadMitrovic NenadMitrovic
I'm not going to buy it, but i'm waiting to see it.
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June 19, 2012 3:26 pm