Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    I should know this, but I guess I don't because I don't care for the 1M so much, but does it have the same n54 (n55?) engine used in the 335is/Z4s/etc.?
     


  2. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    n54
     


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  4. Find Finn

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    It's made from the BMW parts bin M3 rear diff, brakes, wheels etc.

    The N54 is highly tunable though, so it can become proper fast.

    A german tuner gets 420hp out of the 135 with only a remap, downpipes and a intercooler.
     
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  5. mike1445

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    Whys the 1M not an M
     


  6. impolyt_one

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    doesn't have a bespoke M motor, just a tuned up version of a non-M motor - like the US spec E36 M3.
     


  7. ThomasoAIK

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    The first Bmw M1 in the late 70'ies was a mid engined super/sportscar, so to use that name for the the 1 series wouldnt sit right.

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  8. mike1445

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    this answers my question though, which was more aimed at why an enthusiast (Jet) would call the 1M an impostor

    is it odd, or maybe just disappointing that BMW doesnt make a supercar for so long? I really drooled over this M1 design concept a couple years back but I dont think it was even done by a BMW design team; upcoming i8 leaves something to be desired in the looks department...
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    They really should have made something with that design concept.
     


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    First car I bought myself, a 2012 VW GTI
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  11. Hampton

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    What do you all think of the new Audi A7?
     


  12. Find Finn

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    It's a lot better looking than the A5 SB, but I would go CLS or Gran Coupe over it.
     


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    [​IMG][​IMG]
    its a big car in a daunting sense but the lines on it gorgeous, always rubbernecking when i see these which is less often then i expected when they came, still seing more of the new A8s, at least in New England where I am.

    looks alot more subdued juxtaposed to its competitors, picking one of the three would be hard if they were all three lined up like this
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  14. Hampton

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    I'm after a new car so, I was going for the A5 but the A7 looked really nice at the dealership. But comparing those to let's say a normal CLS, which is better?
     
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    I'd definitely pick the A7. Being a BMW guy at heart, I must admit that most Audi models easily beat the BMW range, at least judging the looks.
    The A7 has some cool Maserati vibe going on. Also the A5 is stellar.
     


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