“A good concept realizes itself in a short amount of time”
Chris Bangle, BMW design boss
BMW M1 2012 – new car concept was presented by BMW. The design of M1 is based on the concept of BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics. In really not all components of a car model are look like to Efficient Dynamic, e.g. the back of car is obviously different. The BMW M1 will go into production line in 2012.
The main competitor for this concept is Audi R8 and it is a key reason why the car should perform better. In contrast to the R8-inspired Audi E-tron, the BMW M1 will be a plug-in hybrid.
2012 BMW M1 will have a 1.5 liter 3 cylinder engine under the hood. The electric engines will develop in total 356 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque.At the moment this car is just a concept. BMW claims a 4.8-second 0-60, along with an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.
Drivetrain components will apparently come straight out of the Efficient Dynamics concept, which had a “mid-mounted” 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbo diesel despite a 2+2 seating arrangement.
Ninety-eight lithium polymer cells provide the power for the electric motors. Peak output of all power sources, according to BMW, would be 356 hp, along with 590 pound-feet of torque.
BMW can do all this and come up with a car that looks as astonishing as the original Giugiaro-penned M1 that would really be a achievement of design.