BMW pays homage to M1 supercar
BMW showed off a new concept version of their former M1 supercar at the Concorso d’Eleganza supercar show at Villa d’Este. The BMW M1 was in production from 1978 to 1981, with a 273 hp 3.5-litre inline-6 engine, created as a road-going version of the M1 racecar. Since then, BMW hasn’t had a true supercar in their line-up, even though they are arguably the most sporting manufacturer of passenger cars ever.
This design concept lifts various styling cues from the original Giugiaro-designed M1, with hidden headlights, swoopy profile, rear window slats and dual BMW logos out back.
This M1 concept is simply meant to pay tribute to the original M1 that started off the tradition of BMW M cars. Production of a new model is not on the cards, although anything could happen in the future.