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      11-17-2019, 11:05 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by 10" View Post
well the first TRUE M car was actually the 2002 Turbo, IMO. Except the M division didn't formally exist. It was also a skunkworks build very much like the 1M. Oh and it was limited to a few colours....oh and it was turbocharged

oh and it had fender flares.....

oh and.......ok i think you get the point!

the 1M really was a total reincarnation of the 2002 Turbo.

I do agree with you that the N55 M2 is the closest in spirit to the 1M. Personally it's the only M2 i feel carries that spirit.
Yeah, the most interesting might be the E12 M535i. It had the E24 635CSi's engine, an M designed chassis/suspension, unique body panels, and its assembly started alongside the regular E12s, but then was finished at the M plant. Real M car??

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