1979 BMW M1 versus 2012

Posted in Uncategorized by wolferadio11 on September 29, 2009

 160x120_NPOCPM1Main160x120_BMW-M1-2012After formal deliberation.  We the jury have come to unanimous decision that BMW’s designers in the mid 1970’s seriously had their shit together. “JCFW

According to Edmunds Straightline, the BMW M1 is back in 2012 as a plug-in hybrid with a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbodiesel straight out of the EfficientDynamics concept to fight off the Audi R8 and SLS AMG.

Though all this information’s preliminary at this point, the new M1 (the last time we saw an M1 — not in concept — was 1981) would apparently be a touch slower than Benz’s SLS Electric with BMW claiming a 4.8-second 0-to-60, along with an electronically-limited top speed of 155 MPH. Still, not to shabby for a hybrid.

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