Through the years though, BMW has never truly revived the nameplate. This rendering has the potential to change that.
Designed by South African artist Giom Mouton, the M1 lives again using the original’s overall shape while also incorporating BMW’s current design language into the rendering. At the core of this design study, the new BMW M1 is a modified i8, which was used for good reason. By using the i8 architecture, BMW would be able to bring this car to production faster since the groundwork is already complete.
According to the designer, his new BMW M1 would use the twin-turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine out of the new M3/M4, and the same carbon tub from the i8. “While Mercedes and Audi are churning out exotic supercars, BMW has none. It is time to evoke the legend from the past,” stated Mouton, who spoke with BMWBlog.
While we’ve heard rumors that BMW is indeed developing a new supercar with McLaren and or Toyota, we’ve seen nothing to actually confirm or even hint that these rumors are true. If proven accurate though, we hope that BMW revives the M1, because if there ever was a supercar that deserves a revival, it’s the M1.