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JDLM
2010-12-20, 08:07 PM
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http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/12/bmw-1-series-m-coupe-w-e30-m3.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/12/20/video-over-11-minutes-of-bmw-1-series-m-coupe-and-e30-m3-hotnes/#continued) BMW 1 Series M Coupe and E30 M3 Click to watch the video after the jump (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/12/20/video-over-11-minutes-of-bmw-1-series-m-coupe-and-e30-m3-hotnes/#continued)

The beauty of the BMW 1 Series M Coupe (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/1+series+m+coupe/) isn't that the bean-counters let their best performance engineers have at the smallest car in the range. The real beauty is that the car goes back to the very roots of the M division, before the M3 (http://www.autoblog.com/model/m3) went all V8 on us and took a hefty weight penalty in the process.

To illustrate the point, BMW (http://www.autoblog.com/make/bmw) took the new coupe out to the track, and brought along its spiritual predecessor, the original E30 M3. Fortunately for us, they filmed the encounter all 11 and a half minutes of it. And while half of it is stock promotional footage, there's a good few minutes of on-track action spliced in for good measure. Check it out in the video after the jump (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/12/20/video-over-11-minutes-of-bmw-1-series-m-coupe-and-e30-m3-hotnes/#continued).

Hyper Blue
2010-12-20, 08:13 PM
Over 11 minutes?

I fell asleep after the first minute. Does it get better? :lol2:

JDLM
2010-12-20, 08:13 PM
I haven't started it yet :lol:

Hyper Blue
2010-12-20, 08:19 PM
Save yourselves some time...start at 6:30.

Hyper Blue
2010-12-20, 08:23 PM
...and then stop watching at 10:12. :lol2: Wow, BMW makes incredible cars, but their promo videos need work.

Mike V
2010-12-20, 09:46 PM
I should have followed your recommendation. 6:20 to 10:12 is ok but before and after that is terrible! I love the new 1///M.

Hyper Blue
2010-12-21, 03:32 AM
...I love the new 1///M.
Am I the only one who doesn't like the name?
Yeah, I understand "M1" holds special meaning for BMW, but "1 Series M Coupe" just sounds...awkward.

so.DOPE
2010-12-21, 06:35 AM
lawl.

One of the worst promo vids ever.

JDLM
2010-12-21, 07:54 AM
Am I the only one who doesn't like the name?
Yeah, I understand "M1" holds special meaning for BMW, but "1 Series M Coupe" just sounds...awkward.

It was a given when the talks of the car started it wasn't going to be a M1 :lolg:

tyleR
2010-12-21, 08:15 AM
Am I the only one who doesn't like the name?
Yeah, I understand "M1" holds special meaning for BMW, but "1 Series M Coupe" just sounds...awkward.

they've done it before...
the "Z3 M" obviously couldnt be the "M3" so they named it the "M coupe".

http://www.cartype.com/pics/3609/full/bmw_m-coupe_side1.jpg

Phate
2010-12-21, 11:35 AM
Yep. Sweet car, I'm sure the finished video is much better, but still not good.