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      08-05-2010, 08:39 AM   #1
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Wink Possible reveal of 1M Coupe at August Oktoberfest in Wisconsin (Road America).

Read about the entire unveiling (with photos) here: http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=424637

Just read this from the BMWCCA

http://bmwcca.org/forum/showthread.php?t=7853


“Sneak peek” of enthusiasts’ dream ride promised

Remember when BMW M GmbH came up with the E36 M3, but decided it would be too expensive for the American market? Well, BMW CCA members take pride in the part we played in changing their minds. A letter-writing campaign spurred by Roundel’s Bob Roemer, aided and abetted by BMW NA’s M guy, Erik Wensberg—along with BMW dealers like California’s Rug Cunningham—convinced the factory to create a version of the car with a less-expensive engine for the U.S. market.

The result was satisfactory.

That is, the E36 M3 not only sold like sunblock in Mojave, but it re-established BMW as the bad-boy street ride that would free your inner delinquent. The M3 became a halo car for the entire fleet; fast and nimble, it was also affordable, as well as bridging the performance gap between the last E34 M5 (1993) and the E39 M5 (1998).

The E60 M5, which just finished its production run at a little over 20,000 units, first saw the light of day at Oktoberfest 2004.The success of the E36 M3 in the American market gave a certain credence to the opinions of vocal enthusiasts—that would be us rowdies of the BMW CCA, for the most part—and resulted in other U.S.-only coups. The 330i Performance Package—better known by its option code, ZHP, as owners did not care for the giggles whenever anybody mentioned a “330i peepee”—became a coveted example of the E46 3 Series. Built specifically for the American market, the ZHP featured a short-shift kit and a lower differential ratio—the better to get torque to the asphalt. More recently, BMW tweaked the twin-turbo 335i to create the 335is, another car aimed solely at the U.S. market. (In fact, certain BMW insiders claim that its gnarly exhaust would not meet German TUV noise restrictions, arrh arrh ARRH!)

And now there’s another fast, nimble ride warming up in the BMW wings.

This car, too, was spawned by enthusiasts’ cries for what they wanted: a fast, light, nimble car. BMW’s solution: the—

Wait! Wait! We can’t tell you!

Do you remember the surprise at Oktoberfest 2004 in Pasadena? That’s when BMW unveiled the E60 M5 for the first time—before it had even appeared at any car shows. We can’t promise a repeat of the appearance of that rootbeer-brown M5, but we can tell you that something will appear at our Oktoberfest awards banquet on Friday, August 27. It will probably be all covered up, but maybe they’ll let us see the left front fender or something, like when you were fifteen and managed to get two buttons of Betty Lou’s blouse unbuttoned before the slap.

What’s beneath the wrapping? Here’s a hint: One of the guests in attendance is Dr. Kay Segler. You may remember when he was the BMW Group’s brand manager for Mini. But these days he holds a different position: He’s head of BMW M GmbH.

Aren’t you glad you’re going to Oktoberfest (August 23-29, 2010 @ Road America in Wisconsin) ?!—Satch Carlson
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It could be the Launch car we are filming in LA this September or possibly an M prototype in which two are in the US for Hot Weather testing or maybe something else?
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Geez SCOTT.. you need to be slapped!

If it is true, Although I wasn't, I am going to the Oktoberfest.!!!
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      08-05-2010, 09:20 AM   #4
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to see what? a bumper?

unless Kay releases some specs, whats the point? SCOTT's ambiguous avatars are more informative
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      08-05-2010, 09:24 AM   #5
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OK, gonna try to make it to Oktoberfest this year.
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I'd love to make it to Oktoberfest, and I have plenty of vacation time...
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It could be the Launch car we are filming in LA this September or possibly an M prototype in which two are in the US for Hot Weather testing or maybe something else?
or maybe something else!

Argh, you're killing me.
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      08-05-2010, 10:10 AM   #8
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This is an interesting tease. On one hand, I'm skeptical that they will reveal the 1M since there's been so much hush-hush about the specs. Why do that now with less than a month away when all indications that the specs won't be revealed until Dec?

But, then, maybe BMW continues the hype by giving the public a small taste of the engine specs to gain momentum and generate more interest ahead of the December announcement???

The plot thickens!!!
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It could be the Launch car we are filming in LA this September or possibly an M prototype in which two are in the US for Hot Weather testing or maybe something else?
launch car we are filming in LA this September ---------------------> M1 E82

M prototype in which two are in the US for Hot Weather testing-----> M5 F10

something else---------------------------> M Supercar (as it can not be any of these: M3 GTS-R, M6, M7, X1 M, X3 M, Z4 M)
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      08-05-2010, 10:38 AM   #10
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^i only think that it will be the 1M because the article mentions thing like enthusaists dream/small and nimble/E36 because we wanted it (ie 1M because we wanted one)

and dr. Segler. The 1M is sorta his baby you know?
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I was thinking they may do something at O'Fest since Dr. Segler was attending and I guess I might be right. I was there for the M5 unveiling and will be there for this one also.

Now, if they just call my name for the raffle, that would make another great O'Fest trip.
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There are two 1M's in the US already in Nevada Hot Weather Testing.
So it could possibly be that unveiled.

The official launch of the Production 1M Coupe is December.

You will NOT see the F10 M5 until it appears as a pre-production Concept at the Geneva Autoshow in March.
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Are you filming the M5 in September or something else? Two years ago I was in San Fran and saw Ferrari filming the California. Did it right there in the middle of the crowded street, then they were surprised photos started showing up everywhere.
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There are two 1M's in the US already in Nevada Hot Weather Testing.
You hear that NV forummembers???!!!???
Seek and photograph/fondle/drool over!!!

We're counting on you!!
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Sounds like the 1M to me! Awesome! Hoping to make it to Oktoberfest...
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Could the something else be the convertible Scott?

We haven't heard much about that and certainly no mules spotted so far. Maybe 1M CSL/GTS or Tii/Supersports.

Speaking of mules and prototypes etc, we haven't recently seen 1M's with 18" wheels, are 19" going to be standard now?

Thanks.

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It could be the Launch car we are filming in LA this September or possibly an M prototype in which two are in the US for Hot Weather testing or maybe something else?

Ack! You're worse than the tease that I dated in High School.

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Road America in Wisconsin. August 23-29th.
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There are two 1M's in the US already in Nevada Hot Weather Testing.
So it could possibly be that unveiled.

The official launch of the Production 1M Coupe is December.

You will NOT see the F10 M5 until it appears as a pre-production Concept at the Geneva Autoshow in March.
Nice I am going to camp out in Neveda then. Any words on when we will be called for the test drive program?
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There are two 1M's in the US already in Nevada Hot Weather Testing.
So it could possibly be that unveiled.

The official launch of the Production 1M Coupe is December.

You will NOT see the F10 M5 until it appears as a pre-production Concept at the Geneva Autoshow in March.
Hey Scott how about some Unofficial news on the powertrain. Displacement # of turbos? Possible price point?

If you keep teasing with minimal information. People will lose interest and people will shy away from this car possible shop for different car possibly different brand. if you give them a target price people can start getting financially ready for the U.S. launch and BMW can start taking pre orders.
Just makes sense since you BMW 1Mcoupe internet forum marketing something or other
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