Thread: "M1" R.I.P?
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      04-22-2010, 01:43 PM   #135
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Originally Posted by Red Bread View Post
You're right that they don't make the Z3, or the original Z4 anymore, but both previous M Coupes were two seater hatches (oddly not the traditional coupe per se), and both were rather unconventional for BMW. The M-ish version of the 1er will be a more traditional car more akin to various versions of the M3.

I suppose I'm a bit of a hypocrite as I don't mind them using M1, but think M Coupe would be wrong. I'd hope no one confuses a Z3 M Coupe for any version of the 1er, as I can ensure you which I'll always prefer. The new M Thingy might be interesting, but naming it the same thing as a very different car that's only three years out of production would be much more confusing than naming it the same thing as a boutique car thirty years out of production that most BMW buyers know of about as well as the Isetta.
Fair enough. My dad has an 07 M Coupe and I don't really know how he would feel about that name sitting on the back of a 1er.

Something like 1M, M1, M coupe just makes sense to me--anything with 135 in it just seems stupid.
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