It has long been no secret that the bosses of BMW want to bring the M1 back to life and compete with models like the Audi R8 and Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. So far there is no official information, but the head of M GmbH Friedrich Nitschke is said to have suggested a similar model.
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The model is expected to appear on the brand’s 100th anniversary. The rumors of the rebirth of the BMW M1 originated in 2008 when the M1 Hommage concept was shown to the public. These were in honor of the 30th birthday of the famous super car. According to Nitschke, the engineers are aware of the potential of the innovative i3 and i8 and are just waiting for permission from the company’s management to begin work on a future M1.
The possibilities of one Rebirth of the BMW M1 according to M-GmbH boss Friedrich Nitschke
“It’s a question of possibilities and not of know-how,” said Nitschke, “I am of the opinion that“ M ”and“ i ”are the supporting brands at BMW. With “M” we show the capabilities of our cars on the racetrack and with “i” we demonstrate the big step into the future, namely the reduction of fuel consumption and the development of new drive concepts. At BMW, we have all the technology we need and we need to use it in the best possible way. The best thing is that we can use the details of the “M” model for those of the “i” models and vice versa. “
The rebirth of the BMW M1 is expected in 2016 when BMW celebrates its 100th anniversary. This model will likely be called the M8, be built in the style of its predecessor and weigh no more than 1300 kg.
The future of the BMW M1
Only 456 of the original M1 were made between 1978 and 1981. It has a mid-engine petrol engine with six cylinders. Its displacement is 3.5 liters and its output is 277 hp. It can go from zero to 100 km / h in 5.6 seconds. The top speed of the M1 is 260 km / h. Impressive properties that will hopefully soon be achieved by the rebirth of the BMW M1 be repeated.
A plane on the way: BMW M1
The new concept will change a lot
Control and enjoyment – the fittings board
The retro cars from BMW
Exhibition of old versions
M1 in motion on the road