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      02-04-2010, 01:33 PM   #1
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Exclamation More Details on the BMW M1 Design (including wheel teaser picture)

The M1 will differ from the standard 1er with a more muscular appearance especially at the front which receives a trapezoid grille flanked by two intakes to allow air to cool the six piston brakes. The larger grille at the front of the car also allows air into the High Performance Intercooler. underneath the headlights the M1 follows the typical M look by having enclosed headlights or "eyebags" this helps pronounce the front of the car and providing a more sporting look than the conventional 1er Coupe.

Above the brake ducts are tiny lip spoilers that help with airflow these help with additional "Active aerodynamics" to provide downforce. The aluminium bonnet incorporates a subtle hood bulge again to hint at the power underneath flanked by two airducts at each side with one for design symmetery. The front wings of the car are massaged slightly to accomodate the wider track and to neatly fill the arches with standard 18" 5 spoke wheels with optional 18" Competition wheels. 18" will be the optimium wheel size for the M1.

The front wings incorporate the typical M characteristic of a side vent , again the M1 is no different with a slightly shorter vent due to the proportion of front door - wing- arch accomodating the turn signal and insignia. The side sills accomodate a more sculpted appearance again indentifying the car from the standard 135i or BMW performance packet.

Like the front end of the car the rear end is wider with a look that is almost similar to the transition between the previous E46 Coupe and the E46 M3 , broader wheel arches accomodate the larger track , The classic "Ducktail" appearence makes a welcome return with the spoiler now integrated as part of the bootlid for a more cohesive look and additional aid for aerodynamics.

The rear valance/diffuser area takes it's direction from the standard 135i but with open ducts for aerodynamic purpose , the duct is seperated by typical M quad exhaust pipes.
The roof of the car receives the typical BMW M Coupe addition of a reinforced Carbon Fibre Roof to help maintain the lightweight concept.

Summary:
  • More muscular appearance than standard 1-series
  • Trapezoid grille flanked by two intakes to allow extra brake cooling
  • Six piston brakes
  • High performance intercooler
  • Sportier looking headlights than standard 1-series
  • Small lip spoilers above brake duct inlets to provide extra air flow and downforce
  • The front wings of the car are massaged slightly to accomodate the wider track. Rear end is also wider.
  • Standard 18" 5-spoke wheels with optional 18" Competition wheels (18" will be the optimium wheel size for the M1)
  • Signature M side vent
  • Broader wheel arches to accomodate larger track
  • "Ducktail" CSL style rear trunk (integrated spoiler)
  • Rear valance/diffuser area takes its direction from the standard 135i but with open ducts for aerodynamic purpose
  • Signature M quad exhaust pipes
  • Reinforced carbon fiber roof


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      02-04-2010, 01:40 PM   #2
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Scott you are the man! Thanks as always for the valuable insight.

I am all of the sudden feeling much better again....slight hood bulge.....CF roof....vented brakes....this thing is gonna rock!!!!
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The classic "Ducktail" appearence makes a welcome return with the spoiler now integrated as part of the bootlid for a more cohesive look and additional aid for aerodynamics.

The rear valance/diffuser area takes it's direction from the standard 135i but with open ducts for aerodynamic purpose , the duct is seperated by typical M quad exhaust pipes.

The roof of the car receives the typical BMW M Coupe addition of a reinforced Carbon Fibre Roof to help maintain the lightweight concept.
AWESOME
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      02-04-2010, 02:02 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info, Scott.

It all sounds great, but I am slightly nervous about the ducktail spoiler/decklid. I only hope it is subtle and doesn't give it a ricer look. I doubt BMW would make that mistake, but it still gives me pause.
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Also, those wheels look a lot like the Corvette wheels IIRC.
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Thanks for the info, Scott.

It all sounds great, but I am slightly nervous about the ducktail spoiler/decklid. I only hope it is subtle and doesn't give it a ricer look. I doubt BMW would make that mistake, but it still gives me pause.

I've always been on the fence about it. It's not bad, but I think the performance spoiler will look as good or better.


Here it is on the M3 CSL:

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Thank you Scott!
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Thanks Scott for the information and the teaser picture!


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this all sounds great, I'm really beginning to see the marketing strategy of this car unfold
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Is that the standard or the competition wheel, Scott? Thanks as always!

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Thanks for the update, Scott. Looking forward to seeing the concept in March.
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      02-04-2010, 03:40 PM   #12
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Very cool. Thanks for the update.
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I'm glad to hear they have brake cooling ducts for those big brakes, they understand the massive appeal this car has for someone who wants to take it to the track. I'm picturing a 1 series with the ducktail CSL style trunk and I'm liking what I see.
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I think the rim in the photo is the standard 18" in M6 style, and the competition rim will be the one we have on the M3 GTS and M3 Competition.
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That is some awesome news!
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Very good write-up.
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I think the rim in the photo is the standard 18" in M6 style, and the competition rim will be the one we have on the M3 GTS and M3 Competition.
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This is awesome. I rather have this then an M3.
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Man I wish I would've waited a year longer to buy my car :/
Who are you tellin! I almost wish my baby got totaled yesterday instead of just smashed lol.
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This is awesome. I rather have this then an M3.
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