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orangedrink
04-26-2008, 04:34 PM
omg omg. anyone care to translate the site?

http://www.asphalte.ch/Events/VEste08/VE-1.php
http://www.asphalte.ch/Events/VEste08/26_04_2008%20484.jpg

BM2W
04-26-2008, 07:40 PM
1st pic I've seen, but shouldn't be too big a surprise, rumor mill has it that BMW has been working on it's entry to counter the Audi A8, MB SL/McLaren, 'entry level' Ferrari,et al. Supercar wars are reving up, eh? . . .

I wish I were rich . . . .

BMWFM1
04-26-2008, 09:00 PM
Thanks for the article. It's late but I'll attempt an abbreviated translation. Forgive spelling and approximate grammar.

************************************************** *********************

Located at the heart of a magnificent garden on the banks ot the Come Lake, the Grand Hotel used to be a royal (prince) house. Its park hosted this week-end a royal event, Europe's most prestigious elegance contest.

Contest was first organized in 1929 [blah blah]... yearly until 1937. Shortly resumed after the war (1947-1949, and abandonned until 1986. halted again until 1995 and resumed unde the sponsoring of BMW. BMW chose to unveil as a worldwide first appearance its new M1 concept. [Picture]

2008 celebrated the 30 year anniversay of the BMW M1 with 5 cars of the serie (of 399 units built [Note: I guess they are talking about the old ones] ). Also a prototype and this concept car as a world premiere.

[Blah blah... 2 day event, etc. old classic cars. Prize categories, jury members, winners]

Since 2002, the general public can also vote to designate the winner of a Design contest... [...] BMW had also brought its own concept called BMW Concept CS.

A special expo this year dedicated to an italian body maker called Touring [blah, blah]

The event was really SOOO wonderful [...and the reporter kisses ass in several sentences to be invited again next year].

************************************************** *********

AB
04-26-2008, 09:03 PM
Wow, that's really ugly.

AndrewZ
04-26-2008, 09:46 PM
Wow, that's really ugly.

I agree. Looks like the ugly stick not only hit the 6er, but it also gave this car a pretty good smack too.:tsk:

;)

deafboy
04-27-2008, 12:18 AM
could be worse....I would love to see a side profile, but with different wheels.

E92
04-27-2008, 11:13 AM
Here is the rest:

http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/558/bmwm1homagehi01cl4.th.jpg (http://img72.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bmwm1homagehi01cl4.jpg)http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/9181/bmwm1homagehi02id8.th.jpg (http://img232.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bmwm1homagehi02id8.jpg)http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/8117/bmwm1homagehi12ei9.th.jpg (http://img509.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bmwm1homagehi12ei9.jpg)http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/3930/bmwm1homagehi13rp5.th.jpg (http://img501.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bmwm1homagehi13rp5.jpg)http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/8624/bmwm1homagehi07os1.th.jpg (http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bmwm1homagehi07os1.jpg)http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/1734/bmwm1homagehi08mv3.th.jpg (http://img89.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bmwm1homagehi08mv3.jpg)http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/3038/bmwm1homagehi11qn3.th.jpg (http://img232.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bmwm1homagehi11qn3.jpg)http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/4462/bmwm1homagehi06zf9.th.jpg (http://img232.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bmwm1homagehi06zf9.jpg)http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/2679/bmwm1homagehi09za8.th.jpg (http://img134.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bmwm1homagehi09za8.jpg)http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/5995/bmwm1homagehi05fs9.th.jpg (http://img134.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bmwm1homagehi05fs9.jpg)

orangedrink
04-27-2008, 11:52 AM
Thanks E92!

im loving the side profile.

Chris90
04-27-2008, 12:02 PM
Looks like a retarded beaver from the front.

totumdependeate
04-27-2008, 12:07 PM
looks ok :dunno:

chicagofan00
04-27-2008, 12:43 PM
Very interesting. I definitely don't like how they placed the BMW badges on the rear of the car.

Bikie
04-27-2008, 03:53 PM
Works for me! If only I had the Euros.

BMWFM1
04-27-2008, 05:57 PM
Is it just me?

It looks a little bit like a photoshop montage. The shades between the different cars are strange especially on the first image of post 7. (Also the wheels).:confused:

The old cars look OK, the new M1 appear to be coming from a videogame... Perhaps it is the paint or just bad picture quality.


Would be great to have a secong independent source. Most other blogs seem related to Asphalte.ch. I am too paranoid. I'll go take my pills before my meeting with Lincoln and Elvis.:loco::ouch:


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93LE
04-27-2008, 06:00 PM
Very interesting. I definitely don't like how they placed the BMW badges on the rear of the car.

they are likely there because that's the location for the original M1

deafboy
04-27-2008, 08:34 PM
:)

boredom rules sometimes...haha.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z257/colemarkusen/Black-w-CSLs.jpg

Andm99
04-27-2008, 08:39 PM
I love this thing. I think it's great...which is funny because I hated the CS Concept. This thing just looks like it's ready to haul ass.

However, I'm not sure it'd be in BMW's best interest to release a "retro-styled" model like GM and Ford have done. I wonder if this will just be a one-off model like BMW did with the retro-styled 328 (pre-WWII) Coupe they built? More as an homage to a historic BMW model instead of a concept?

VCOUI
04-28-2008, 09:33 AM
:)

boredom rules sometimes...haha.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z257/colemarkusen/Black-w-CSLs.jpg

Nice! I like the black with the different wheels. +1 :thumbup: Now how about one of the rear and a 3/4 frontal? :)

That thing looks menacing like it needs the sound of a *loud* Supercharged V8; not the usual refined old-school Euro scream of a V10 or V12 but the kind of engine note that scares the crap out of small children and old ladies. I'm thinking 600+ hp should do nicely. I was never a huge fan of the orginal M1 however I could get used to this one. The way 'concept to production' has been going these days I 'd say we can expect the one that rolls of the showroom floor to look pretty much like this. I'm thinking it will be in the neighborhood of ***8364;250,000 with a top speed around 200 mph.

VCOUI
04-28-2008, 09:59 AM
Found a couple more images and an artist's concept sketch.

It looks even more like the original from this angle.

http://www.motorauthority.com/images/BMW/Concepts/M1/Off1/P0044012.jpg

http://www.motorauthority.com/images/BMW/Concepts/M1/Off1/P0044013.jpg

mapezzul
04-28-2008, 11:03 AM
This car is not a concept or will it have any purpose on future cars... it was a tribute car to the original M1. It is like the Mille Miglia from 2006.

maldoror
04-28-2008, 05:47 PM
Doesn't look like a BMW at all.

ProRail
04-28-2008, 05:57 PM
omg omg. anyone care to translate the site?

http://www.asphalte.ch/Events/VEste08/VE-1.php
http://www.asphalte.ch/Events/VEste08/26_04_2008%20484.jpg

OMG....a Bimmer with shiny wheels.

cruzun500
04-28-2008, 09:12 PM
truly genius

chicagofan00
04-28-2008, 09:58 PM
:)

boredom rules sometimes...haha.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z257/colemarkusen/Black-w-CSLs.jpg

Now this one I could definitely get used to. Something about the all black just looks fantastic and so much better than the other color!

mimic
04-30-2008, 08:14 PM
It looks too much like a Lambo for my tastes. I don't like it.

ghostinhere
05-01-2008, 06:18 AM
i'm kinda excited to see this, and i hope it makes it to production. the car looks the way it does because they're paying homage to the original M1. those wheels look very similar just updated, and the side mounted roundels are what the original M1 had. i'm kind of curious to see what motor they'll put in it. the old model got an early version of the s38 that went in to m5/m6 in the 80's.

and to reply to an early post about it not looking like a bmw.. well the original didn't look like a bmw either.

i like it!

RiDeR7
05-01-2008, 11:34 AM
thats sweet im gonna start saving NOW!
any info on when its comin out

1985mb
05-01-2008, 11:46 AM
Found a couple more images and an artist's concept sketch.

It looks even more like the original from this angle.

http://www.motorauthority.com/images/BMW/Concepts/M1/Off1/P0044012.jpg



Looks like M6 met Countach

85mm
05-03-2008, 07:47 AM
http://www.autoblog.com/2008/04/27/modern-retro-bmw-m1-homage-officially-revealed/

E92
05-03-2008, 10:23 PM
Here is a video of the car with Adrian van Hooydonk:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik5_5c492ag&fmt=18

uncle ken
05-04-2008, 12:20 AM
Bruce went down to the cave to change the oil and filter....

TMQ
05-05-2008, 08:49 AM
Let's hope the future M1 doesn't look like this one. BMW kidney grille doesn't translate to a supercar that needs sexy flowing lines.

SteveinBelAir
05-05-2008, 09:10 AM
What about this one...

http://www.autospies.com/images/users/Agent001/screen-capture-163.jpg

dambro24
05-05-2008, 09:18 AM
What about this one...

http://www.autospies.com/images/users/Agent001/screen-capture-163.jpg

IF THIS IS NOT A RL CAR , i HAVE TO ASK MYSELF ONE QUESTIONS

WHY THE HELL NOT!!!!!!???????????????:thumbup:

orangedrink
05-05-2008, 12:30 PM
that is effin sexeh!

HW
05-06-2008, 06:00 PM
Let's hope the future M1 doesn't look like this one. BMW kidney grille doesn't translate to a supercar that needs sexy flowing lines.


the front grill gets it's inspiration from the original M1. it's also got cooling ducts (in black and outward facing V shapes) that appear to outline the orange sections of the front clip.

HW
05-06-2008, 06:01 PM
What about this one...

http://www.autospies.com/images/users/Agent001/screen-capture-163.jpg

this looks more appropriately next gen 6er.

HW
05-06-2008, 06:03 PM
Very interesting. I definitely don't like how they placed the BMW badges on the rear of the car.

that's how they are on the original M1 supercar and they say only the M1 supercars will get 2 roundels on the rear.

ProRail
05-06-2008, 06:10 PM
Wow, that's really ugly.

....NOT.

ProRail
05-06-2008, 06:12 PM
Looks like M6 met Countach

So is that a bad thing?

HW
05-06-2008, 06:34 PM
:)

boredom rules sometimes...haha.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z257/colemarkusen/Black-w-CSLs.jpg

the wheels in the original were based on the original M1 wheel design. :dunno:

1985mb
05-07-2008, 08:44 AM
So is that a bad thing?

Like that it's very aggressive and sinister.

Not a fan of the Countach though, looks too much like a toy and very 80s (not in a good way) :p

DM3MD
05-10-2008, 09:30 AM
Looks like a retarded beaver from the front.

:rofl:

Post of the year.

bmwboss
05-10-2008, 09:39 AM
at first glance i said its ugly. but im begining to like it. its not normal and that is why we say it is ugly at first, but i think its nice

maldoror
05-10-2008, 03:24 PM
Here is a video of the car with Adrian van Hooydonk:



I was half expecting David Hasselhoff to jump out of the car in that video since Germans like his music so much, and the car itself looks like Kit, the car from Knight Rider.

http://www.iwatchstuff.com/2007/11/28/hoff-knight-rider-mustang.jpg

MalibuMafiaV
05-12-2008, 01:35 AM
Doesn't look so bad after you change the color and the rims/tires. But the rear window looks like a 1970s De Lorean lol.

1985mb
06-10-2008, 11:33 AM
Noticed yesterday it's on the cover of Automobile.... "Munich readies an R8 fighter"

swing0r
06-10-2008, 11:46 AM
i gotta be honest it kinda looks like a dodge challenger mixed with a lambo. An r8 fighter? haha, lets see how it does at le mans first. the audi r8/r10 has won 7 of the past 8 le mans races, and is currently on a 4 win streak.

uncle ken
06-10-2008, 12:00 PM
Well here is BMWs big Tuesday secret - a cloth car! Words fail me.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=149831&stc=1&d=1213124398

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,365042,00.html

HW
06-10-2008, 12:46 PM
nice name :p

bmw 'gina

1985mb
06-10-2008, 02:28 PM
i gotta be honest it kinda looks like a dodge challenger mixed with a lambo. An r8 fighter? haha, lets see how it does at le mans first. the audi r8/r10 has won 7 of the past 8 le mans races, and is currently on a 4 win streak.

Think you're confusing the R8 road car and the R8/R10 LeMans racers

swing0r
06-10-2008, 03:05 PM
yep, you're right .. I keep forgetting they named a street car r8, still haven't seen one on the road.