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      05-27-2013, 11:22 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by SickFinga View Post
Here is something that I discovered a while ago that is right on topic. The VO 1M that was used on brochures and press photos is a very early prototype. It is officially a 135i and not yet a 1M. I'm talking about this car.
I guess the 1M in the pictures is a 1M, but BMW simply allocated an 'old' VIN. Very likely the VIN allocator did not feature yet a 1M category at that time, so they 'pigeon-holed' this prototype in an existing category: 135i.

And yes, BMW knows that enthusiasts and spyshot spotters check VIN codes.
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