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post #271 of 451
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3. Manual transmission only. The prevailing rumor is that this is to ensure the 1M won't beat the DCT M3 around the track. BMW claims there was a "hiccup" in adapting the DCT, but this makes little sense given that the 135i already uses a DCT and the 1M is nearly mechanically identical to the M3. Of course, this also implies the manual M3 will be surpassed.

That's interesting, I thought they would have just beefed up the existing turbo engine rather than redesign the whole thing to put a V8 in there.
post #272 of 451
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That's interesting, I thought they would have just beefed up the existing turbo engine rather than redesign the whole thing to put a V8 in there.

Huh? No, the engine will be based on the N54, a twin-turbo inline 6.
post #273 of 451
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Huh? No, the engine will be based on the N54, a twin-turbo inline 6.

I suppose the M1 wouldn't be mechanically identical to then M3 then if they have a different transmission, engine and computer?
post #274 of 451
there's no way they will let the m1 outshine it's older brother in stock form, aftermarket may be different though.
post #275 of 451
everybody who calls it the 'M1' is gonna make BMW go
post #276 of 451
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everybody who calls it the 'M1' is gonna make BMW go

And the enthusiasts.
post #277 of 451
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everybody who calls it the 'M1' is gonna make BMW go
What are they actually calling it?
post #278 of 451
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What are they actually calling it?

The '1M' or '1-series M'--it's not clear to me which exactly.
post #279 of 451
2010 mondial de l´automobile







post #280 of 451
^ Car Strip-tease? Lame.
post #281 of 451
^lol. That's what I thought.
post #282 of 451
^ lol thought the same thing. last pic left me in a crummy mood with that dude smiling snidely/suggestively at me.
post #283 of 451
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BMW says the car will do 0-60 in 4.3 seconds. They said 4.6 for the manual transmission E90/92 M3 when it came out a few years ago. Of course, actual times will be less by at least a couple tenths.
post #284 of 451
I wouldn't be surprised to see this faster than the e9x M. The F M will be out shortly thereafter so BMW might feel like they're playing with house (efficient dynamics) money.
post #285 of 451
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