Monday, May 12, 2008

BMW M1 Concept

BMW M1 Concept shows BMW can reinterpret its classics BMW M1 sports car
in a modern and daring way. Sharing the essential core of the original BMW M1’s
design, yet thoroughly up-to-date, the new concept arrives just a month past its
predecessor’s 30th birthday. Showing BMW’s increasing distance from the Chris
Bangle flame-surfacing design language of the late 1990s and early 2000s, the
BMW M1 is a smooth, flowing, yet angular wedge with a low brow, high haunches,
futuristic wheels and tires, advanced brakes, and the signature kidney grille. Details should accompany the official debut tomorrow at the Concorsa d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, The original BMW M1 was powered by a 277hp 3.5L straight-six, the 160mph. BMW M1 accelerated to 62mph in
just 5.6 seconds. A collaboration between BMW Motorsport and Lamborghini and
designed by Giugiaro Italdesign, only 456 examples of the car were made.