BMW 1M GTS Rumored as New Technology Concept to Debut at Tokyo Auto Show

BMW 1M GTS Rumored as New Technology Concept to Debut at Tokyo Auto Show

Rumors of a possible GTS version of the BMW 1 Series M Coupe have surfaced, with the car’s debut set for the Tokyo Auto Show this fall.

According to BMW insider Scott27 posting on GermanCarForum.com, the concept car will be based on a current M car, but one that is also “outgoing.” While the M3 jumps immediately to mind, the 1M Coupe is also a possibility, as this high-performance model joins the BMW lineup late in the life cycle of the first-gen 1 Series.

Referred to as an engineering concept, it’s designed to showcase light weight technology, from magnesium to carbon fiber and is tipped to be similar to the 1 Series Concept Tii, raising speculation that it could be a higher-performance version of the 1M Coupe, much like the M3 GTS.

Another strong possibility that can be gleaned from the usually cryptic Scott27’s post is that this could actually be a look at the future of the M brand as a carbon chassis species of sports car. That would, however, seem to change the M brand, moving away from essentially being a high-performance version of a standard model, to its own complete car.

More info is sure to trickle out soon enough, but the Tokyo show is still a long way off, starting in late November.

[Source: GermanCarForum]

In a way Similiar to the Concept 1er Tii @ Tokyo 2007. it is not the 1M.