Refreshed Bmw M1 Concept to make its debut at the Dubai Motor Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 26, 2010

If you're planning to attend this year's Dubai International Motor Show, prepare to be stunned as you witness the return of the legendary BMW M1. In 2008, BMW decided to rebuild the M1, which originally was manufactured from 1978 to 1981.

The BMW M1 has the record of being the only mid-engined BMW to be mass produced. The street version produced 273 horsepower, resulting to a top speed of 260 km/h. The new -- or "retro" -- version is equipped with the same mid-engine layout and borrows styling cues from both the original M1 and the Turbo show car.

Italian car design superstar Giorgio Giugiaro designed both cars. If placed beside the original, it's easily observable that the new one is wider, taller and wilder. On the other hand, the similarities include the slats over the rear window and the front grille.

While fans are all heated up about it, BMW has chosen to play it cool and even played down the M1 Concept's importance, claiming it is a design exercise celebrating the 30th anniversary of the first M1 hitting the roads.

When asked to comment about the model, Phil Horton, managing director of BMW Middle East described it to be "an utterly uncompromising super sports car which exuded passion."

Horton added that its forerunner, the BMW Turbo by Paul Bracq, "displayed innovative technical solutions that found their expression in emotional design" Like you, we're still waiting for the company to release the car specifications. 

Topics: bmw, concept, dubai

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