BMW Planning I9 Supercar to Mark Centenary: Report

Companies love to celebrate anniversaries, and apparently BMW has something pretty special planned for its 100th birthday.

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BMW M1 Successor May Bow in 2016

Almost becoming a yearly event, rumors of a successor to the BMW M1 have surfaced yet again, this time with reports that the German automaker plans to revive the model in 2016.

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BMW M Performance Pushing for Supercar to Call Its Own

Not since the original 1978-81 M1 (shown) has BMW‘s performance division offered a bonafide supercar, yet as the performance envelope is pushed further with the division’s other offerings, the idea to launch a halo, bespoke model has been gaining traction.

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Peter Gregg's BMW M1 Art Car Up For Auction

This BMW M1 art car once belonged to Peter Gregg, one of America’s greatest race drivers, who campaigned a 3.0 CSL and participated in Le Mans and the 24 Hours of Daytona. Now, it’s up for auction with some artistic provenance.

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BMW M Supercar Rumored Again as Successor To Legendary M1

The rumor mill from BMW headquarters, according to a company insider, indicates a possibility of a M1-like supercar—but you’ll have to take it with a heaping pile of salt.

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Frank Stella Painted BMW M1 Art Car Headed To Auction

Back in the mid-1970s BMW recruited artists to paint their race cars, which eventually lead them do some road-cars. Artists such as Andy Warhol and Alexander Calder did one-off designs which brought both the car-maker and the artists much publicity. However, all the art-cars commissioned by BMW themselves sit in a museum and are unlikely to ever be sold.

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BMW M1 For Sale on EBay, 30 Years Old But 'Like New'

Looking to spend over $150,000 on a true collectible? This 1980 BMW M1 was spotted on eBay sporting quite the price tag, but with good reason. Not only is it just one of 456 M1s ever produced, the original owner of this vehicle has kept it completely pristine and it only sports 2,745 miles on the odometer. The vehicle is completely stock and unrestored, its original Henna Red still shining brilliantly.

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BMW Classic To Auction M1, 3.0CSL At Bonhams

BMW Classic, the division responsible for maintaining and restoring historic BMW vehicles, is auctioning off an M1 and a 3.0CSL at the Bonhams classic car auction in Dubai next month.

BMW will use the sale to promote its racing heritage and raise the profile of the brand. BMW also plans to auction other vehicles in the future. Bonhams has previously auctioned large collections of BMW motorcycles.

Hit the jump to read the official press release

[Source: BMW Blog]

Gallery: BMW M1 and 3.0 CSL

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Malaise-Era Supercars: As Fast As You Remember?

After all, every time we see a Countach out in the wild, we drop what we are doing, watch, and listen to it go by, remembering those posters. But one thing we may have forgotten is how fast they actually went? Or, more importantly, how slow they are by today’s standards. Yes, it’s been 30 years and cars have come a long way. But we still think of a Countach as a fast car, right? Not when you consider the fact that a 2011 base, V6 Mustang will outperform it in most areas.

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Spied: BMW 1 Series M (M1) Caught Testing on the Nrburgring [with Video]

BMW reps will be hard pressed to deny the existence of a high-performance 1 Series thanks to some new spy photos (and video) that have been captured of the uncovered car lapping the Nürburgring.

What is obvious from the photos are some M3 design cues, some big wheels (reminiscent of the M3 Competition package wheels) and who could miss those massive flared fenders out back – indicating some larger rubber is probably in order to deal with the added power. As for what kind of power this car might make, it’s anyone’s guess. The M3 V8 is most certainly not an option, so expect to see a powerplant similar to the one in the 335is, making 320-hp and 332 ft-lbs of torque (370 ft-lbs for a limited time). Other items rumored to be included are a limited slip differential and an optional 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

It’s not yet clear if BMW will name this car the 135is or perhaps the 1 Series M.

See the video after the jump or hit the link below for more photos:

[Source: Autoblog]

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Report: BMW 1-Series M-Car Coming With 350-hp

As of late there has been a great deal of discussion about the possibility of BMW adding an M-badged version of the 1 Series to its lineup and now we have confirmed reports that the model has been given the green light. The 1-Series M will get a twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline six engine, but with 350-hp.

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Report: BMW to Build Hybrid M1 Supercar

BMW is reportedly developing a new exotic sports car, inspired by both the original M1 and the new Vision EfficientDynamics Concept. According to a high-up source inside BMW, cited by EVO magazine, “M Division should have its own supercar built in three years.”

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Report: BMW 1 Series M Car to Get 400-hp, Lower Curb Weight

An M version of the BMW 1 Series is in the German automaker’s product development plan and now we have more details about how the new model might just turn out. The top engineer at BMW’s M division has already said that a serious performance car below the M3 is a top priority and according to a report by EVO magazine this new M is likely to get a 400-hp version of the 135i’s twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six, making 370 ft-lbs of torque. The range-topping 1 Series would also get a version of the M3’s seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

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Report: BMW to Bring Back M1 Exotic Based On Wild Frankfurt Concept Car

BMW will resurrect the M1, basing the new exotic car on the Vision EfficientDynamics Concept, which debuted at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The car will hit the market in 2012 says the U.K.’s AutoExpress, keeping much of the concept car’s green technologies, while offering performance to rival the Audi R8.

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