BMW M1 -- I want one

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by ieani, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. ieani macrumors 6502a

    ieani

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    I saw one of these on the road yesterday. It was an older black version with more rock salt stains all over but similar. As far as I know you cannot even buy one here but have to import it. I want one though. I think its better looking than even the M3.

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  2. mpw Guest

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    Don't know what you saw but it wasn't an M1. BMW stopped making the M1 in about 1980 and it was a true supercar not a hot-hatch.
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    Not hard.
     
  3. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Hartge have developed a One Series with an M5 engine in. It'll cost more than an M5 though!

    I'm trying to find info on line, I'll edit post when I do, unless someone beats me to it...

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    Hartge H1
    5.0 Litre V8, 450 HP. Top Speed 188mph, 0-60 4.6sec.
    Price £105,000.
     
  4. ieani thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I followed the car for 10 minutes. It had a BMW emblem on the front and M1 on the back. It did not look like any BMW or car i had seen before. And I know there is a one class(http://www.bmw.de/de/produkte/automobiles/1er/index.html) only availiable in europe.
     
  5. bartelby macrumors Core

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    This is the BMW 130i M Sport.

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    3.0 straight 6, 256bhp, Top Speed 155mph, 0-60 6.1 sec.
    £26,515


    Apparently it's very disappointing.
     
  6. belair macrumors 6502

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    mock up

    This picture of yours is a mockup from a normal promotional photograph of the 1 series found on BMW's site.
    The 130i M sport model is going to be plenty fast and that hartge M5 :eek:
     
  7. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Edit: You mean the OP's image.


    It's a very dodgy photoshop job when you look closer.
     
  8. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    On Top Gear they have the 130i M up against the new Golf R32 (I think), the R32 was much better by all accounts.
     
  9. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    IIRC it was slightly faster than the Golf around the track, but the Golf was close in performance, a lot cheaper and not as ugly. Maybe it was a Golf GTI though? Can't remember. I have to say, I like the fact that it is rear-wheel drive but the 1-series is very ugly, IMHO.

    BTW, the 1 series should be coming to the US this year if I remember correctly.

    I'd rather have a Golf or Audi A3.
     
  10. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    Nah, it was the new R32. Won hands down I think. Besides, I wouldn't pay much attention to their lap times... to compare you'd need to do lots of laps in each; as far as I can tell they only do one per car!
     
  11. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    R32 it is then. :)

    I think they said that the BMW was less slightly faster on track. But that was overshadowed by the fact that it was crappier to drive, not as nice inside and significantly more money.

    I wouldn't call Top Gear scientific, but at least they'll happily rip on a car they don't like - whether they're right or wrong it's better than most US car mags which praise every new car whether it's crap or quality.

    The R32 is what BMW should have made for its 1 Series.
     
  12. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    The 1 Series is a car for slightly less wealthy image-obsessed *******s.

    I predict it will sell like hotcakes in the US.

    The real M1, on the other hand, is a true connoisseur's automobile.
     
  13. skunk macrumors G4

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    Spoken like a true communist.
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  14. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    No way, commies drive Trabants.:D
     
  15. skunk macrumors G4

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    Commies get driven by chauffeurs.
     
  16. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Call me crazy, but I don't like any BMW anymore, maybe except the 7-series. That fine piece of ass is a work of art.
     
  17. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I've never liked BMW (except the M1 and the X-coupe).
    I've always seen them as cars for the unimaginative:

    You have some money but no imagination, you buy a BMW
    You have a bit more money but no imagination, you but a Porsche
    You have a lot of money, but no imagination, you but a Ferrari
     
  18. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Damnit, look what you've started...I've just requested a test drive in an R32 ;) :D
     
  19. mpw Guest

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    What do you buy if you've got imagination? A Hyundai, but pretend it's a Ferrari? Brmm, brmm!
     
  20. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Off the top of my head I'd have
    an Alfa as opposed to a BMW
    A Noble M400 instead of a Porsche
    and a late edition Lambo Miura instead of a Ferrari.


    Edit: Actually I'd rather have a Citroen DS or a Lancia Integrale instead of a BMW
     
  21. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Do you know that you just quoted yourself, you silly bitch? ;) :confused:
     
  22. iGav macrumors G3

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    Nah... get a Focus ST, by all accounts it's better than both and pretty much on a par with a Porsche Cayman. ;) It's that good. And it sounds unfookingbelievable. ;)
     
  23. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I know ;) I brought up the R32, and now I've decided that may be my next car :D :eek: need money damnit.
     
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    That's because it is. :p
     

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