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2010 BMW M1 Rumored To Be In The Works

Posted in BMW, Concept Cars, Fast Cars, M Series, New Cars, Newsworthy by Suzanne Denbow | January 7th, 2009 | 6 Responses |

Although BMW themselves have yet to confirm that the rumors are true, many enthusiast sites appear to have insider information indicating that BMW will indeed debut a Motorsport edition of their newest 1 Series in 2010. Expected to replace (in theory, not literally) the 335i as the link between the M3 and the 135i, and is rumored to come replete with carbon fiber inserts and some sort of BMW Performance Body Kit. Sources conflict as to what sort of engine the M1 will receive, but the options have been whittled down to either a turbocharged 4-cylinder (currently in development) or, in keeping with BMW’s Motorsports Division tradition, a naturally aspirated straight-6. Still other Bimmer fanboys anticipate (albeit slightly unrealistically) a revised version of the twin-turbo I6 currently powering the F01 7 Series to find its way under the 2010 M1’s hood, in which case output would be rated somewhere above 330-hp. (Hat tip to Rock517)

Either way, BMW has hinted that any M addition to the 1 Series lineup wouldn’t debut until the tail end of 2010 anyway, meaning that we’ll simply have to bide our time with idle gossip until Bimmer mercifully throws us a bone.

Source: BimmerFile

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6 Responses

  1. Brian says:

    I think the “1-series M edition” would be a terrible idea. The 1 series was always meant to be a small practical car to be used for every day driving. To make a sport edition of it woudl be like making steak into a dessert. It defies the original point IMO.

    In any case, in my mind, the title M1 is reserved for the supercar and I really hope bmw goes through with it.

  2. nate says:

    the 1 series is not an entry level car. if you like the size of the old e30 cars, youll love this. I bet youve never driven a 135i right? its hundreds of pounds lighter than the 3 series coupe with the same motor, which incidentally is a motor that rivals the 2006 m3 cars, you do the math. its a rocket ship.

  3. usva says:

    IT Super car .

  4. Matt says:

    Yeah, it is 1M. The super car, M1, does have it’s own name reserved for it. I don’t know if the writer knew this or not but you should really do your research first. And the car that is in the picture is not the BMW 1M. The car is the BMW 1 series tii.

  5. Richard Chris. says:


    I am interested in your car.

    Please inform me if the car i still available for sale.


    Richard Chris.

  6. Donald Edward Mc Donald says:

    Wishing too see an M1 soon.