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      07-10-2010, 06:00 AM   #199
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+1 I've driven a M3 with DCT and didn't notice any kind of lag.
it's more noticeable and often between 1st and 2nd especially when you roll and stop and then step on the gas to move again. the car seems to be "confused". almost got a van hitting me because i was waiting to turn on a green, and then rolled a little bit and then stepped on it and it would not move and the van was flying toward me!
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      07-10-2010, 12:34 PM   #200
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I'm wondering (pure speculation, obviously) that they didn't name it M1 because it isn't the massive improvement over 135 that they 'needed' for it to qualify.

I'm guessing that had this car been absolutely undeniably brilliant they would GLADLY have slapped on the M1 badge. But possibly due to this actually being a 'budget-developed M model' (missing the highly developed or unique engine, carbon roof etc), the improvement isn't as large over the 135, as the M3 is over the 335?

Just thinking out loud....

And at no point am I suggesting this won't be a great car. It really does look like a ball of fun. And neither am I a 'M1' diehard either...
The only car BMW will rebadge M1, will be a mid engined super car. Such as this Concept vehicle.

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      07-10-2010, 04:04 PM   #201
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BMW 135i M Coupe testing at the Nürburgring Nordschleife

BMW 135i M Coupe testing at the Nürburgring Nordschleife

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      07-10-2010, 04:43 PM   #202
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quick mock-up of what she may look like without the swirls... front for some reason when saved came out darker, but i got other things to do fellas.
This would be the color I would want (or a brighter shade of blue), with the carbonfiber roof and black rims...and if they could put the E46 mirrors on...it would be THE SHIT
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      07-10-2010, 06:14 PM   #203
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The BMW 1 Series M Coupe - first Co Pilot | auto motor und sport

The BMW 1 Series M Coupe - first Co Pilot



Under the hood of the BMW 1 Series Coupe M Series six-cylinder engine works with a new evolutionary stage of the turbocharger. As guidance in terms of performance is called the last BMW M3 E46 generation on-base, which had 360 HP to offer between 343 and. And another example from our own ranks to give Bayern: The Ur-M3 of 1985.

Its combination of compact body and high agility takes the form of the 1st derivative is now taking shape - at least claimed Albert Biermann, Head of M GmbH, the motor sport to a ride in an only slightly disguised prototypes on the track Ascari in Spain invited auto .

Visually, presents the BMW 1 Series Coupe M Sport with all the genes, one can show the BMW: larger front and rear apron with altered openings, extroverted side skirts and alloy wheels with Niederquerschnittsbereifung. Inside, the M-sport steering wheel comes with a leather finish and typical equipment sports seats and used.

New entry-level model of the BMW M GmbH

Welcome BMW 1 Series M Coupé: The new flagship of the BMW 1-series is a real M - not just an "is" version as in the Z4.

It is powered by the turbocharged inline six that delivers around 350 hp.

In the best tradition, the two-door high lateral dynamics shine with. auto motor und sport could ride already.

Big shoes, the new BMW 1 Series M Coupe, no question.

Finally, strive forward 245er, 265er tire on even after 19-inch wheels to liability - and it needs the future entry- M GmbH as much as possible.

Model for M 1 Series Coupé is the original BMW M3

BMW M Coupe is expected to cost about 50,000 €

For some fast laps impressed with the M Coupe once again clearly enhanced thrust, as it has to offer anything but underpowered 135i. Only the sound of the technicians may still stoking a shovel, but Biermann encouragement: "On the final vote, we are still working." Power is transferred by a six-speed manual gearbox. All components are from the BMW-shelf, not expensive new developments were to debate.

"The price must remain within, so that we can open up a new clientele to us," says Biermann. Some 50,000 € are being targeted.

By comparison, the 135i comes to € 40 100, the BMW M3 are from 66 400 €.

A propos M3: If you want to know how the new over-M3 GTS its direct predecessor and drive, you are already looking forward to the auto motor und sport-edition 16, on 15 July appears.

BMW M3 GTS
Base Price: 136 850 €
Power: 450 hp (331 kW)

http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/n...g-1829741.html
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      07-10-2010, 06:18 PM   #204
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Very very nice. :-D
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      07-10-2010, 07:17 PM   #205
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      07-11-2010, 12:12 AM   #206
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Because I love BMW! And I have a 2011 m3 e9 on order shipping in a couple days. I didnt pay 80k for this car to be slower then an m1 haha.. Plus I cant drive a ferrari every day. It is weather dependent haha
Then your M3 had better be slower than M5's and M6's!
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      07-11-2010, 05:40 AM   #207
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Scott hat a new avatar and I don't see the X6M like rear fender air intakes he talked about before...
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      07-11-2010, 06:17 AM   #208
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Scott hat a new avatar and I don't see the X6M like rear fender air intakes he talked about before...
If this is the picture you were talking about then nor do I and neither do I see much of a duck tail boot/trunk lid but the picture is not great quality.

Right hand side looks slightly different to the left.

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      07-11-2010, 10:07 AM   #209
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Scott hat a new avatar and I don't see the X6M like rear fender air intakes he talked about before...
I can't seem to find that PS. I think it was posted in some thread (the car was red), but I just don't find it. Anybody?


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      07-11-2010, 10:54 AM   #210
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If this is the picture you were talking about then nor do I and neither do I see much of a duck tail boot/trunk lid but the picture is not great quality.

Right hand side looks slightly different to the left.

Mark.
Is it me or does the body look wider (with less fender flare) than the mules?
I was diggin the monster fender flare on the mule.
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If this is the picture you were talking about then nor do I and neither do I see much of a duck tail boot/trunk lid but the picture is not great quality.

Right hand side looks slightly different to the left.

Mark.
Yes, I mean that avatar. I don't see the air outtakes Scott talked about.
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Is it me or does the body look wider (with less fender flare) than the mules?
I was diggin the monster fender flare on the mule.
Chances are it's because the mules had the black flares on the Sedona Red body, the contrast makes it look wider than it really was. Or they could have settle on the right size flare.
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      07-11-2010, 08:38 PM   #213
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Nice! Can't wait to see it on this side of the big pond.
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This is great news
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That paint job rules. Will it be an option?
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PLEASE SEE THIS THREAD FOR DISCUSSION:
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=410157


Official Launch : December 2010.
World Premiere : NAIAS Detroit January 2011.
World Press Drives : March 2011.
European Public Premiere : Geneva 2011.
European on sale date : Spring 2011.
US on sale date : Summer 2011.
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Excellent....
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I might have to drive to Detroit
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      07-14-2010, 10:41 AM   #219
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Great news ... thanks for provinding this information, Scott

Especially the "European on sale date : Spring 2011" statement sounds great
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Official Launch : December 2010.
World Premiere : NAIAS Detroit January 2010.
World Press Drives : March 2010.
European Public Premiere : Geneva 2010.
European on sale date : Spring 2011.
US on sale date : Summer 2011.
Are you sure you dont mean... ??

Official Launch : December 2010.
World Premiere : NAIAS Detroit January 2011.
World Press Drives : March 2011.
European Public Premiere : Geneva 2011.
European on sale date : Spring 2011.
US on sale date : Summer 2011
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