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      08-23-2007, 09:54 PM   #23
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I'm sorry, but the original M1 was not the "great car" everyone makes it out to be. First of all, it was extremely overpriced and thus the company sold very few. The car was designed to be raced, yet won very few races because by the time BMW put it into production racing rules had changed. Furthermore, the car was not even truly designed by BMW, instead, it was designed by Lamborghini/Giugiaro, and it wasn't until Lamborghini went through some financial trouble that BMW took over the project. The BMW M1 is remembered not as a barnstorming incredible sports car but instead as a civilized super car of the 1970s. Sure, technically the M1 was the "first" M car, but I think the reality is that the 2002 Turbo was the real first M car and if someone offered me an M1 or a 2002 Turbo, I'd certainly take the latter simply because it was a real BMW and not some over-hyped Italian fake. In conclusion, I see absolutely no problem with BMW making a real BMW M1 based on the current 1 series coupe body.
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      08-23-2007, 10:19 PM   #24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Victor.l3ichiban View Post
is there a such thing as M1?
There used to be an M1 from '78 to '81 but it was ridiculously expensive for the time and was a pretty big fiasco from what I've heard.

There's a decent history of it in the "Top Gear" episode where they looked at the //M history:


The difference between the original M1 and the 1series is so vast I'm not sure they'd even reuse that title on this car.

Edit:
Hmm. That's what I get for not reading through an entire thread before posting
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      08-24-2007, 11:51 PM   #25
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i doubt theyre that worried about it, if they were they could have named it the 2 series. i just cant see them not making an "M" version of the car/chassis that is supposed to be bringing bmw back to its true driver-inspired roots. although if theyre trying to truly revive the spirit of the 2002 it is fitting that it be in a turbo car (ie the 135, and no plan of a M)
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