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      03-14-2011, 10:19 AM   #1
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BMW Preparing Massive Attack for Goodwood Motorsport Press Day incl. 1M and M3 GTS

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/bm...day-32757.html

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Whenever the “Goodwood” name is mentioned, it becomes clear that multiple “creme de la creme” automotive creations will follow. We’re here to support the aforementioned statement with a new argument, as the BMW Group has announced its line-up for the Goodwood Motorsport Press Day, an event that will be held on March 17.

So, let’s get to the point: BMW and MINI will bring three animals to the event. All three share one main asset - they come with an extreme personality. We are talking about the the BMW 1 Series M Coupe, the BMW M3 GTS and the MINI John Cooper Works S2000 rally car.

“BMW will run two exciting vehicles up the hill at the 2011 Goodwood Motorsport Press Day on 17 March 2011. The first, the new BMW 1 Series M Coupe, heralds the introduction of a high performance sports car into a compact design that extends the BMW M portfolio and paves the way for a wider audience to appreciate M car ownership. The second, the BMW M3 GTS, is the most powerful version of the high-performance M3 Coupe and features a 450hp engine that offers the ideal preconditions for use at club sport events, while still being road-legal,” stated the press release.

The presence of the MINI rally athlete is an appetizer for the vehicle’s official unveiling, which is scheduled to take place at the MINI Plant Oxford on April 11. The vehicle will make its WRC debut in Rally Italy (the event will take place on May 5-8 2011).
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      03-14-2011, 11:18 AM   #2
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      03-14-2011, 12:54 PM   #3
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Great!
What exactly is there then? Taxiing around the track or is the press allowed to drive themselves? I don't expect much news sitting from the passenger seats. Would be time to grab the steering for some new impressions.
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Found this as well:

https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/press...tem=node__2310
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Is open to the public afterwards?
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Seeing them side to side, I know the M3 (and GTS) is a 'better'-looking car, but that 1M is just so, pugnacious. I just have to love it!
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Is open to the public afterwards?
Guess not if it's just a press day.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is later in the year. Guess we will have to wait for something later.

My SA is trying to get me to see them, not good news so far!
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      03-14-2011, 03:50 PM   #9
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GTS is old news... With the price and limited production, who cares anyway?
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GTS is old news... With the price and limited production, who cares anyway?
Sure, but turning up with a normal M3 would just make the M3 look bad
So the GTS will blow their minds and boost the 1M. It won't make the 1M look bad, because the GTS is more a race car than a normal street car. And for beeing a normal street car with a nearly 3x smaller price tag, I expect the performance of the 1M to be pretty pretty good.
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UK's Auto Express Coverage...

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/au...d_preview.html
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not sure if I'm going crazy, but i honestly think the 1m coupe is better looking than the gts. it looks cool and original bmw somehow.
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not sure if I'm going crazy, but i honestly think the 1m coupe is better looking than the gts. it looks cool and original bmw somehow.
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It's tomorrow!! Anyone knows it there would be some coverage, and if it will be posted here??
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It's tomorrow!! Anyone knows it there would be some coverage, and if it will be posted here??
See my earlier link. I think the UK auto mag Auto Express will have some coverage on their website.
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See my earlier link. I think the UK auto mag Auto Express will have some coverage on their website.
Any news on this yet?
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UK's CAR magazine preview

This one contains some preview pictures. Sadly I think the only 1M picture so far is number 2 with it behind the GTS.

http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/News/Se...-2011-preview/

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