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      05-31-2013, 10:20 AM   #1
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pic request in highres

Has anyone seen this pic before? Does anyone have a high resolution of it? Thanks
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      05-31-2013, 12:30 PM   #2
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WOW..
somehow it looks like a render / concept people made for the 1m before it is fully revealed..
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      05-31-2013, 03:45 PM   #3
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Check this link for the full screen hi-res original of that picture (Migs Automotive Photography):
http://www.migsfoto.com/#/portfolio/revs/6/
Click below on "email" and have it sent to you.
It is entitled "BMW 1M Canada Launch"
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Great find!!!
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I wish BMW had had the time to give us that sleek vent on our front fenders...
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I wish BMW had had the time to give us that sleek vent on our front fenders...
Though it was planned, time and budget constraints killed it in the end.

"Was at M studio this week [October 2011] as part of my ED and got to talk for to a lead engineer for quite a while. He clarified that these front fender areas that now suggest the vents, originally where meant to have real functional vents. They'd be even bigger than the ~2cm they are now. (Thus cutting them open in the shape they are now would apparently not provide much aerodynamic benefit i.e. release significant wheel well air pressure). However they couldn't get the fender sheet stamping molds accurate enough within the allotted time/budget. Particularly the two fenders sides exactly mirroring each other in shape proved too hard to achieve with functional vents. Pity, but I do respect that they either do it right or not at all."
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      06-01-2013, 02:31 PM   #7
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Yea I know, saw that...someone should do us all a favor and cut into their fenders!!!

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Though it was planned, time and budget constraints killed it in the end.

"Was at M studio this week [October 2011] as part of my ED and got to talk for to a lead engineer for quite a while. He clarified that these front fender areas that now suggest the vents, originally where meant to have real functional vents. They'd be even bigger than the ~2cm they are now. (Thus cutting them open in the shape they are now would apparently not provide much aerodynamic benefit i.e. release significant wheel well air pressure). However they couldn't get the fender sheet stamping molds accurate enough within the allotted time/budget. Particularly the two fenders sides exactly mirroring each other in shape proved too hard to achieve with functional vents. Pity, but I do respect that they either do it right or not at all."
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      06-01-2013, 02:52 PM   #8
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Yea I know, saw that...someone should do us all a favor and cut into their fenders!!!
Forum fellow Papethova gave it a (serious) thought, but withdrew the plan in the end:
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...php?p=11241677
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...php?p=11253303
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...php?p=11329422
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