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BMW Brings Back the M1 Supercar

June 30, 2008

MUNICH, GERMANY - It lookslike BMW is bringing back the M1, based on the M1 Hommage, a legendarymid-engined, two-seater that redefined the supercar and proved a BMW could runwith the best from Porsche, Ferrari, and Lamborghini, according tohttp://blog.wired.com.

BMW’sengineers are looking at a three-part structure for the chassis, consisting ofa front subframe with suspension, passenger cell, and rear subframe withsuspension and drivetrain. They’ll most likely be fabricated from aluminum,although a carbon fiber passenger cell is possible. As for the engine, anythingin the BMW lineup will fit, but the most likely candidate is a 3.0L straightsix with three turbos and about 450 horsepower, according tohttp://blog.wired.com. Whatever it gets, look for a 0-to-60 time of around 4seconds and a top speed just north of 200. A diesel and hydrogen version alsoare possible.

Thevehicle could be ready by 2010, but 2013 is more likely.

 

 

 

 

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