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16 Comments on "The M1 Is BMW’s Solitary Supercar"
Simply a fabulous car to drive. A friend had one many years ago and I had the chance to drive it a good bit. After that I was sold. It was a a car you could drive every day and never tire of it. Beautifully styled, well appointed, wonderful BMW straight six balance and superbly suited for motoring. A great car. The only two I have ever seen state side were Henna Red (orange).
What a car. It’s a pity that BMW never made a real successor of the M1. Of course there were plenty of M-models (the M5 E28 is my favourite) but I reckon there’s a market for new M1. BMW wake up!
Love the engine sounds on this video. Beautifully filmed.
Garage with all the BMW collectables as desirable as the car itself! Great video again!
I swear I saw one of these in central Oregon just yesterday morning. I had no idea how rare they are. It’s like seeing a sasquatch or something. Cheers
The M1 is a legend of a car. Especially to a BMW fanatic. I just wish BMW would finally create a modern day equivalent. The i8 will not be it, and Audi really beat them to it with the R8.
I actually think that the i8 is kind of a modern day equivalent. Also, I have to say that I absolutely loved the modern day rendition, the M1 Hommage that surfaced… was it like 5-6 years ago? That being said, there might be chance of us seeing a modern M1. Personally, I think the following article is highly speculative and it doesn’t promise anything, but you could always cross your fingers.
You know I would love to see Italian styling in the next M1, if It becomes a reality. For example, have Zagato do the styling and BMW do the rest. I think not only will that be a great homage to the original, but would probably give the M1 something BMW can’t (to me the i8 is ugly).
You’ve got a point, it turned out quite well when Giugiaro did the design last time. Personally, I think Zagato have done some epic looking cars and some not so epic ones. That coupe is quite nice though.
What a wonderful Thursday surprise. Always wait for Tuesday to see the latest Video and when I don’t see one I am a bit bummed. This was worth the wait. Another wonderful video about another wonderful car and another wonderful person. Thank you Petrolicious you guys are the best!
I saw one a couple weeks ago at the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival. An absolutely stunning car.
I have always been a big fan of many BMWs and the M1 was was always one of my personal faves. Whats not to love about it you have beautiful Italian design mixed with rock solid German drivetrain this thing should have sold like hotcakes. The best part about the M1 was that it was a supercar but without being temperamental like most supercars can be. There was a air of civility about it all.
I’ve been waiting for you to do a video on the M1 and I sure ain’t disappointed.
Why is that whenever BMW tries to be extravagant with their cars like the M1 and the 507, it always ends up being forgotten? It’s a real pity.
They’re such gorgeous pieces of automotive history.
I think both the M1 and 507 will be remembered as great cars but financial failures by BMW. Wonder how their last extravagant car the i8 will be remembered?
I agree with you regarding the M1 and 507. However, although I’m a classic car guy at heart, I’d buy the i8 in a heartbeat. I know it’s as far away from a classic as possible, but there’s just something about that car that makes me go wild.
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