BMW 1M Is The New 1 Series M Coupe

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The new BMW 1 Series M Coupe will not be called the M1. According to BMW's Dr. Kay Segler "BMW M1 is a name with powerful historical associations...so our new model will be called the BMW 1 Series M Coupé."

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Here's the full interview with Segler at a 1 series event in Hannover:

What might such a model be like?
This model will be based on the BMW 1 Series Coupé and also be focused on the essentials - the fascination of driving. And it will reflect a love of detail, too.

Will the model be called BMW M1?
We have discussed this point too. BMW M1 is a name with powerful historical associations. So we have decided to follow our second nomenclature method. In the tradition of the BMW Z4 Roadster and of the current models BMW X5 M and X6 M we will put our brand identifier at the end of the name, so our new model will be called the BMW 1 Series M Coupé.

When can we expect to receive further information?
We will be publishing more detailed information before Christmas. And we may release the odd detail beforehand. Wait and see!

Where will the information be provided?
You can register here on the M Power World homepage. In this way you can be sure not to miss any information on the BMW 1 Series M Coupé.

From when will the BMW 1 Series M Coupé be supplied?
You can expect the first vehicles to be with customers in the first half of 2011.

What else is in store in the near future?
There is a lot more for BMW M fans to look forward to in the second half of 2011 as well. We will be presenting the next generation of the BMW M5 with V8 turbo engine. But let's talk about the details another time.

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[More photos and info here: 1addicts]

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Call me an idiot

Call me a fool

Call me a weird person...

Im.. not happy with this.

What I want... is the left most car in the pic, or the inside left one...

PLEASE CHRIST..

Give me a god damn HATCH with 4 doors...

I will even be a cheap ass fucker.. and buy the 2dr with the hatch!

Dont give me the 1M and call it gravy!

I call it DOGFOOD, cause that's what it is.

BMW..

I know you are some sneaky fuckin bastards... who hide the best stuff from US fat Americans (generalizing), who really aren't interested in hatches... without awd.. or that thing in between my legs thats also attached to most of what you've got... but refuse to sell it here...

THE STICK!

PLEASE....

GIVE ME THE 4dr HATCH.. or at least the 2DR...

GIVE ME the pleasure.. of being able to stop by a BMW shop.. and admire the overpriced german garbage —- (scratch that last word) nice stuff...

Really..

I will forget all about the X series of garbage.. if ya at least give me.. 1 of the two cars.. on the left in MY PIC above.

PLEASE.

Signed... Tossed Mazda3hatch —- who would really like a BMW.. (at the price of the mazda3hatch— with cloth seats a turbo 4.. weighing at most... 3000lbs) but none of the douschebaggery associated with it.

Thank you.