E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > BMW News from around the Web

BMW News from around the Web
Submit the latest BMW news from around the world for other E46Fanatics members to check out.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 1 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old 01-07-2010, 02:14 PM   #1
SmallJ92
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Rockville
Posts: 106
My Ride: '02 330i
BMW M1 Gets the Green Light

Over the last few months it’s become clear that the ///M Division intends to build an ///M car below the current ///M3. Through our sources we’ve been able to piece together most of what that car will feature; 350 bhp, reduced weight and a revised suspension will be the most important changes (you can read our entire report here). It now appears that Autocar is jumping on the band-wagon with some information of their own. While it mirrors what we have reported, they directly quote ///M boss Dr. Kay Segler and another unnamed high ranking BMW executive. Here’s an excerpt:

Quote:
The decision to put the car into production has been attributed to an “overwhelmingly positive reaction” to recent customer clinics, according to at least one high-ranking BMW official. Aimed at attracting younger customers to BMW’s performance cars, the new coupé is set to become the M division’s most affordable model.

Revealing the plans for the new 1-series-based model, ///M division boss Kay Segler said, “I want to set a clear signal that our products are financially accessible.

“With the modular production processes in place at BMW, it is possible to create performance cars that customers can not only dream about owning but also realistically afford.”

BMW is still deciding whether or not to call the car ///M1, a name originally used on the firm’s legendary road racer supercar in 1978. Inspiration for the new car comes from BMW’s tii concept, a sporting version of the 1-series coupé that was revealed at the 2007 Tokyo motor show.
Autocar also reports that the ///M powerplant that will motivate the new car is based not on the N54 but the new N55 twin scroll turbo engine. However ///M plans on fully reconfiguring the engine and will re-adopt the twin turbo set-up to create additional power and (just as important) torque. To us this makes perfect sense since ///M has already made a huge impression with the use of dual scroll turbos in the X5/X6 models and is essentially developing a motor that can be used well into the future.

__________________
SmallJ92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 01-07-2010, 02:15 PM   #2
xtestifyx
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Tampon Springs FL
Posts: 336
My Ride: lol wut?
xtestifyx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2010, 02:19 PM   #3
Bimmer^Hue
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: ^CT
Posts: 1,027
My Ride: 330i
Send a message via ICQ to Bimmer^Hue Send a message via AIM to Bimmer^Hue Send a message via MSN to Bimmer^Hue Send a message via Yahoo to Bimmer^Hue Send a message via Skype™ to Bimmer^Hue
__________________

2002 BMW 330i Titanium Silver Metallic | Gray Dakota Leather | 5-Speed | /// Sport, Winter and Premium Package
Bimmer^Hue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2010, 02:19 PM   #4
mattcarle21
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: B'ham, AL
Posts: 745
My Ride: is Breakin My Wallet
If they tighten up the suspension and make it handle better along with more power-it should be a beast, but on the other hand you can't fix ugly.
__________________

Autozone is for wannabee's, carefull cuz most of them want to be BMW owners - but can't.- Freeflow
mattcarle21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2010, 02:19 PM   #5
FTWeisse
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Michelle Ryan's Feet
Posts: 2,878
My Ride: has no hip-hop rimz


It's enough to see little 18 year old bastards racing around in AA Chipped 335s - BMW wants to make this more appealing/affordable to a younger crowd. Great. So now we're going to have little kids racing around in 350+ HP, 3000lbs cars. 400+ HP if they get the inevitable chip. Cool story.
__________________
***JEREMY DAVID LEONARD SMITH (1987-2008)***

Last edited by FTWeisse; 01-07-2010 at 02:23 PM.
FTWeisse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2010, 02:20 PM   #6
mmtr 328i
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: KS
Posts: 181
My Ride: 328I,07Expy
Any idea on price? Upper 40’s
__________________
<img src=http://www.bhrscpas.com/troy/cars.jpg border=0 alt= />
mmtr 328i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2010, 02:20 PM   #7
m1356guy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: San Jose
Posts: 1,360
My Ride: is worth $5k
why cant it look like the old m1?!
__________________
m1356guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2010, 02:22 PM   #8
SmallJ92
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Rockville
Posts: 106
My Ride: '02 330i
Quote:
Originally Posted by m1356guy View Post
why cant it look like the old m1?!
Yeah, the name is pretty misleading. I forgot about the 1 series and was expecting it to look like the original M1.
__________________
SmallJ92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2010, 02:22 PM   #9
M7MkII
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 35
My Ride: '08 528Xi
why can't they bring back the 8 series?
M7MkII is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2010, 02:25 PM   #10
kuksul08
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: California
Posts: 2,108
My Ride: M3
Quote:
Originally Posted by xtestifyx View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bimmer^Hue View Post
I somehow agree with both of these reactions.
__________________

Look at that subtle jet-black coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh my God, it even has a 6mt.
S54 Valve Adjustment Spreadsheet & Info: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/28231781/S54...ent%20info.zip
S54 VANOS DIY Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SkT2j3jsU0
kuksul08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2010, 02:25 PM   #11
BeRzErKaS
Registered User
 
BeRzErKaS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: LI, NY
Posts: 324
My Ride: 330ciC; Boosted E36
Send a message via ICQ to BeRzErKaS
throw in AWD and enough cabin space to comfortably fit a +6ft person with a helmet on and my wallet is yours!
__________________

BMW 3 Series - "Welcome to the club."

Supercharged E-dIrTy-6 325is 5sp
Drop Top E-sPorTy-6 330cic Step
BeRzErKaS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2010, 02:25 PM   #12
Tremorz
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: LI, New York
Posts: 260
My Ride: 01 325ci
bmw is acting like GM now and getting a little bit too ballsy, Chevy put the SS badge on any dam car, there doesn't have to be an M to every class
__________________
Tremorz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2010, 02:25 PM   #13
DILLA
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: San Antonio, Tx
Posts: 1,398
My Ride: 330i ZHP
beefier one series would be sweet!
but i think the M1 name should be reserved to when bmw comes out with a supercar.
__________________
LRx
DILLA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2010, 02:26 PM   #14
Owtlaw333
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: HB, CA
Posts: 7,609
My Ride: 2009 Mazdaspeed 3 GT
They can't call it M1...
__________________
Bringing it back for the new people...

productionof1.com
|||_Buy my photos?_|||
Owtlaw333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2010, 02:27 PM   #15
Tremorz
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: LI, New York
Posts: 260
My Ride: 01 325ci
oh and the 1 series is pretty ugly
__________________
Tremorz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2010, 02:28 PM   #16
neil1138
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 4,240
It's a shame BMW is watering down the M line
neil1138 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2010, 02:28 PM   #17
simsima325
'a certain moderator'
 
simsima325's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Hyattsville, MD
Posts: 37,786
My Ride: Honda Civic
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeRzErKaS View Post
throw in AWD and enough cabin space to comfortably fit a +6ft person with a helmet on and my wallet is yours!
AWD? I don't know what proper M cars look like on your planet.
__________________
-Brendan
simsima325 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2010, 02:30 PM   #18
DILLA
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: San Antonio, Tx
Posts: 1,398
My Ride: 330i ZHP
pretty soon the M division will have SUV's out...... o wait.
__________________
LRx
DILLA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2010, 02:30 PM   #19
Penguin Koolaid
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Chitown
Posts: 6,701
My Ride: Inline Six
Quote:
Originally Posted by FTWeisse View Post


It's enough to see little 18 year old bastards racing around in AA Chipped 335s - BMW wants to make this more appealing/affordable to a younger crowd. Great. So now we're going to have little kids racing around in 350+ HP, 3000lbs cars. 400+ HP if they get the inevitable chip. Cool story.
Sounds like you're jealous.
Penguin Koolaid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2010, 02:33 PM   #20
Owtlaw333
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: HB, CA
Posts: 7,609
My Ride: 2009 Mazdaspeed 3 GT
Quote:
Originally Posted by neil1138 View Post
It's a shame BMW is watering down the M line
I don't really see this as watering it down... the 1 is a proven performer
__________________
Bringing it back for the new people...

productionof1.com
|||_Buy my photos?_|||
Owtlaw333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use