• What would a new BMW M1 look like? Rendering based on the upcoming i8

      It was already announced there will not be an M version of the BMW i8. That certainly has not stopped anyone from dreaming about what it could potentially be and look like. German magazine AutoZeitung did exactly that rendering a new M1 based on the i8. If it was up to us, we would build it. The fact BMW is going to produce a hybrid sports car before an M1 successor is mind boggling in of itself.

      Enough of this electric crap. Give it the S85 V10 bored and stroked to 5.8 liters out of the E60 M5 and let's get a real supercar from BMW. It would be the best thing since the Carrera GT. Oh well, not going to happen, but we can dream.

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      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        one could always attempt to transplant an S85 into the i8 Click here to enlarge
      1. dreikraft's Avatar
        dreikraft -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
        one could always attempt to transplant an S85 into the i8 Click here to enlarge
        one could also mod a veyron.

        why are you constantly pointing out why bmw sucks these days sticky?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dreikraft Click here to enlarge
        why are you constantly pointing out why bmw sucks these days sticky?
        Because BMW is really sucking a whole lot lately.

        Mercedes passed them in the USA. Porsche is offering way better naturally aspirated motors. Audi is taking it to them worldwide. BMW is diluting the M brand. They are building a $#@!ing hybrid sports car versus a real M1. They are going to front wheel drive. I mean, is it really me or is it BMW?
      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Because BMW is really sucking a whole lot lately.

        Mercedes passed them in the USA. Porsche is offering way better naturally aspirated motors. Audi is taking it to them worldwide. BMW is diluting the M brand. They are building a $#@!ing hybrid sports car versus a real M1. They are going to front wheel drive. I mean, is it really me or is it BMW?
        I agree. I think the brand is getting diluted. The brand I once, as a young kid - loved as much as Porsche because of the extreme engineering - is now becoming a brand that cares only about what it's told to care about.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inlineS54B32 Click here to enlarge
        I agree. I think the brand is getting diluted. The brand I once, as a young kid - loved as much as Porsche because of the extreme engineering - is now becoming a brand that cares only about what it's told to care about.
        Well then I can't stop pointing out what BMW is doing if it sucks, right?

        A new M1 would be sick... instead we get the 1 Series ActiveE, cool.
      1. fundahl's Avatar
        fundahl -
        Who knows, maybe they will make a modern M1. That rendering is pretty awesome, by the way. Wonder if they would ever make a Twin-Turbo, Direct-Injection V10...

        But yeah a high-compression NA V12 would be awesome as well. Could probably build it pretty high for bad conditions/pump fuel octane (street car) with all the technology behind fuel injection nowadays. If it was a DI turbo car, they could make it e85 compatable and add additional power with ease.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SlicktopTTZ Click here to enlarge
        Who knows, maybe they will make a modern M1.
        They said no though. Maybe I should write an article making the case for a modern M1.
      1. fundahl's Avatar
        fundahl -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        They said no though. Maybe I should write an article making the case for a modern M1.
        Expand on this idea, for sure. Who knows, maybe you'll convince somebody important in that decision one day.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SlicktopTTZ Click here to enlarge
        Expand on this idea, for sure. Who knows, maybe you'll convince somebody important in that decision one day.
        I doubt it but at least it will be something fun.
      1. dreikraft's Avatar
        dreikraft -
        bmw sucks (now) /threadddddddd

        he's not going to convince anyone at bmw ag. they a bunch of new wave $#@!s
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dreikraft Click here to enlarge
        bmw sucks (now) /threadddddddd

        he's not going to convince anyone at bmw ag. they a bunch of new wave $#@!s
        I can at least $#@! and complain every step of the way though.
      1. dreikraft's Avatar
        dreikraft -
        i work for those bastids now Click here to enlarge
        its gonna get worse trust me.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dreikraft Click here to enlarge
        i work for those bastids now Click here to enlarge
        its gonna get worse trust me.
        You work for BMW?
      1. dreikraft's Avatar
        dreikraft -
        im obligated for 1 year
      1. dreikraft's Avatar
        dreikraft -
        hpfp all day long
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dreikraft Click here to enlarge
        im obligated for 1 year
        Why?
      1. dreikraft's Avatar
        dreikraft -
        bmw step program. free tuition with a catch
      1. DarkPhantom's Avatar
        DarkPhantom -
        Give it some Tron-blue headlights, people will would throw money at BMW all day. Hell, even without the Blue headlights!
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        BMW use to have uniqueness to them, almost hard to put into words.

        It is gone now, they are now just another German automaker.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
        BMW use to have uniqueness to them, almost hard to put into words.

        It is gone now, they are now just another German automaker.
        I feel the same way.