A New BMW M1 In The Works?

BMW is now floating rumors that they might take another shot at the iconic M1. In 2008 they created the BMW M1 Hommage. Several design studies have been produced, but now the M division wants another crack at it.

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Fernando Alonso Doesn't Need IndyCar
Fernando Alonso will race in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 this May. Many in the motorsports media have maligned the two time Formula One Champion for doing so. Alonso doesn't need to run Indy, he want's to, that's the privilege that comes with being arguably the best racing driver in the world.





BMW i8 vs BMW M1 track battle
We bring two BMW supercars together on the track - the new i8 and the classic M1 Subscribe to our YouTube channel http://bit.ly/11Ad1j1 Subscribe to the mag http://subscribe.autoexpress.co.uk/yt The new BMW i8 is a futuristic stunner, with a hi-tech duo of an electric motor and petrol engine from the MINI Cooper. Jump back more than three decades and the last mid-engined car to wear a BMW badge was the M1 - which turned just as many heads when it debuted in 1978. To find out how thirty years of evolution has changed the BMW supercar, we took along a classic M1 to meet the new i8 at the Auto Express test track. The BMW i8 features a 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol from the MINI Cooper driving the rear wheels, while an electric motor drives the front. Under the engine cover of the M1 is something altogether much more traditional: a 3.5-litre six-cylinder unit putting out 277bhp and 330Nm of torque. This compares to 357bhp and 570Nm in the i8. On the track, the two cars feel very different. We didn't push the M1 too hard due to its age and value - mint examples fetch around £400,000 - but it performed brilliantly around our track. The gearbox has lovely action, the steering is perfectly weighted and the chassis feels perfectly matched to the power on tap. Jump into the i8 and it feels very futuristic. There's instant power on tap due to the combination of the electric motor and the engine in Sport mode, with a great soundtrack in the cabin - it's even reminiscent of the sound of the M1. There's plenty of grip, too, and the performance is great. It's rather special and doesn't feel like any other BMW. Both the i8 and M1 are true BMWs at heart. It's not often that BMW breaks the mould and builds a mid-engined car, but when they do, they know how to make their mark.





BMW M1 (Top Gear) HQ
Top Gear review - BMW M1. And in this time - James May tries it out! Subscribe if you liked this video! (;





BMW M3 vs Mercedes C63 AMG vs Audi RS4 - Top Gear - BBC
Click here for the HQ version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOF8luk_TwA The Top Gear boys are out in force attempting to review supercars in Spain. Who will come out on top out of the BMW M3, the Mercedes C63 and the Audi RS4? Subscribe for more awesome Top Gear videos: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Topgear Top Gear YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/topgear TopGear.com website: http://www.topgear.com Top Gear Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/topgear Top Gear Twitter: http://twitter.com/BBC_topgear This is a channel from BBC Worldwide who help fund new BBC programmes.




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