• May 27, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the BMW M1 Hommage concept.

The July issue of CAR magazine features an exclusive interview with BMW board member Herbert Diess in which the exec reveals that the M1 Hommage concept is destined for production. Diess says, "We have the know-how, we have the right engine, we even have the infrastructure to build such a car," but CAR doesn't divulge too many secrets online (they are, after all, in the business of selling dead trees). The Brit pub gives up a few teasers about the mid-engine supercar, namely that it won't be called the M1, BMW's plan to fit "heron-wing" doors and a powertrain line-up that will include three engine choices. On that last bit, we'd suspect that the twin-turbo'd 3.0-liter engine would be a suitable entry-level mill, followed by the M3's V8 and the M5/M6's V10, with the latter benefiting from a duo of turbochargers. It's all speculation at this point, so we'll have to wait for the July issue to hit UK newsstands tomorrow, with sales in the U.S. beginning later this week.


[Source: CAR]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      i hate this consept
      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks OK, kind of like a Countach or something. But Jesus if those aren't the fugliest excuses for wheels I've ever seen. Who fell asleep on that one? "The deadline's tomorrow, Bob." "Oh crap, okay well I have some spare ashtrays in the closet. Now where's my feature in C&D?"
      • 6 Years Ago
      i like the overall design. the noise is a little bit undercut for my taste. uncover the headlights please? i love the rearend. i beleave the doors are going to make or break it!
      • 6 Years Ago
      And yet, people will say the M1 will be overpriced, regardless of the actual price. Haters.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Sorry, I've labled people haters so much I've become a hater myself. My bad, 3000.

        • 6 Years Ago
        If people will buy it it's not overpriced. Priced higher than you would like is different and probably what you were going for.
        • 6 Years Ago
        With the name TwinTurbo3000GT, I guess it comes as no surprise. Have fun living in the mid-90's!
        • 6 Years Ago
        i'm sure it will be overpriced, like all things BMW. Cant argue with how it looks though. One of my favorite concepts, just need some different wheels...black 5-spokes :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      its not that bad if they just tone it down!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nominated for: The Most Hideous Design of 2008.
        • 6 Years Ago
        To me, it looks like a squashed cockroach from all angles :)
        • 6 Years Ago
        urbs, there's no need to nominate yourself for the douche award, you've already owned it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Nominated for: The Biggest Douche on Autoblog
      • 6 Years Ago
      What are "heron-wing" doors? Someone please educate me.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I suppose I could have said "I guess they mean 'gull-wing'" rather than putting it out there as a rhetorical.

        I honestly don't know the anatomical difference between a heron's wings and those of a gull. But I assume that's where they were going with it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Ha! Nice. Point taken.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Aren't they the same as 'gull-wing' doors?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Was that one of those "answering a question with a question" types answers? If so, thank you. Mush appreciated. I've just never heard of "heron-wing" doors. Doesn't really roll off of the tongue now, does it?
      • 6 Years Ago
      what happened to those bmw's that were really smooth around the edges, i really thought they were moving away from the sharp edged bmw's. Not that its bad, I think both styles look pretty good.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Does it say there on the cover Evo X vs GT-R vs Lexus' M3 ?!?!?
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is very sad if true.

      The M1 is a classic and doesn't deserve this ugly thing sharing its name.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i WILL buy this Camaro.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Eh, whatever......

      Anyone who has ever read CAR knows that once a British maker comes up with something similar, they'll crown it "The Best Car Ever"....

      What a waste, they used to be such a good magazine. I have more than 20 years of them to look back on, but over the past few years the magazine they've destroyed it.
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