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BMW 1 Series M prototype on the 'Ring – Click above to watch the video after the break

The BMW 1 Series M is getting ever closer to production, and what appears to be a real production prototype has made its first appearance at the "Green Hell." The previously seen tacked-on rear fender flares of the previous mules have been discarded in favor of enhanced sheet metal. All of the metal from the side character line is covered in the standard-issue BMW swirly prototype wrap. Based on the new nose, this car has some serious air ingestion requirements as evidenced by the large openings below the bumper.

Within the wheels, the BMW engineers have wasted none of the available space, filling the fronts with as much brake hardware as could be squeezed in with only slightly less going into the back corners.

If the production car sounds like what we hear in the video after the jump, driving this 1 M/M1/135is/whatever will be a glorious audio experience. Tip of the hat to Luis!

[Source: 1addicts.com]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Is this 1'er going to be based off the e82 body?
      Or is it completely new?
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      love the stall haha
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd have to see one in person, but I am not wild about the rear fender flares in the pics. Almost looks like someone put a wheel on with the wrong offset, then decided to try a flare instead of the correct wheels and tires.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree with you on the flares and i would have gone for a full slant back treatment of the rear glass. It would look some much better as a full coupe.
      • 4 Years Ago
      it's cool, but out the door this thing is going to cost more than $50k given that the invoice on a 135i tops out just under $38. That is too much.
      • 4 Years Ago
      F8cking absolutely love this machine. In my opinion the 135 Sport steering has a better feel than the 335i Sport, and I couldn't get over how well it handles. I have the 335 but I still have the memory of my experience with the 135 in my head, similar to that of a previous love. Both of them are very nice, but since we had to choose only one... I went for the more practical of the two. The 135 still tugs at my heartstrings :(
      • 4 Years Ago
      What a beautiful sound!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think they will sell a quite a few of these if the production car sounds like that.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wouldn't it have been way less obvious if they hadn't put the funky camo on it? It would've just looked like a souped up 135.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The 135i is amazingly fast. I can't even imagine what this thing will be like.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Please please BMW, change the ugly frightened expression (in particular the headlights) on the 1 series for this..
      • 4 Years Ago
      That sounds awesome!

      I wonder how much it'll cost and whether or not they're going to offer a manual. Previous reports only mentioned a Dual-Clutch transmission.
        • 4 Years Ago
        well considering he stalled it, I'd say it's a pretty good chance it'll be offered in a stick. =]
      • 4 Years Ago
      Regardless of how it performs, think it's such an awkwardly proportioned car.
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