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    BMW is planning a midengine supercar...

    ...according to Auto Zeitung and some other sources.


    Possible names: M9 or M10...
    Possible engines: 5.5L V10 580hp or 6.0L V12 620hp...
    RWD and M-DCT...
    Faster then 997 GT2...
    2010...

    Re: BMW is planning a midengine supercar...

    If true, it could be very interesting. BMW can build some very good engines (i.e. McLaren F1) and very good handling chasis'...

    Re: BMW is planning a midengine supercar...

    The sooner the better!

    Re: BMW is planning a midengine supercar...

    Very interesting news indeed.

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    It's quite a while they are on it.
    I hope this car to get out soon....

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    That looks fast

    What kind of engine does AutoZeitung expect for the car? 550hp V10?

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    Looks like a mix of BMW M6 and Lamborghini Gallardo :X

    Re: BMW is planning a midengine supercar...

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    MKSGR said:

    What kind of engine does AutoZeitung expect for the car? 550hp V10?



    Yes! They are also speculating about an "entry level" version with the M3 V8.

    But the online version of the AZ article says it won't be a midengined car

    http://www1.autozeitung.de/online/render.php?render=0057057

    Re: BMW is planning a midengine supercar...

    I believe that when I see it. Right now BMW have more money-earning projects than creating a supercar that hardly anyone can afford.
    BMW isnt in the same situation as Audi and dont need a image booster like Audi needed with their R8.

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    Just_me said:
    I believe that when I see it. Right now BMW have more money-earning projects than creating a supercar that hardly anyone can afford.
    BMW isnt in the same situation as Audi and dont need a image booster like Audi needed with their R8.



    Somehow your point has some logic... BMW is under serious pressure from the capital markets to increase the margins of their core business. An exotic supercar somehow does not seem a logical reply to these shareholder interests.

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    Just_me said:
    I believe that when I see it. Right now BMW have more money-earning projects than creating a supercar that hardly anyone can afford.
    BMW isnt in the same situation as Audi and dont need a image booster like Audi needed with their R8.



    BMW has the money to get into this space. Since Audi is BMW's main rival, it only makes sense to build a car to compete with R8. I would be seriously interested in a car like that myself. I just hope Bangle doesn't get too much say in the design, and they should get rid of iDrive while they're at it. I'm not asking for much.

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    Carlos from Spain said:
    If true, it could be very interesting. BMW can build some very good engines (i.e. McLaren F1) and very good handling chasis'...



    +1

    It certainly will get my attention.

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    Very nice car !!!

    Re: BMW is planning a midengine supercar...

    BMW is doing well

    Re: BMW is planning a midengine supercar...

    Please God, am I the only one who refuses to drive a cartoon-faced car?

    That Disney film "Cars" was supposed to be a funny joke, right?

    Do grown men now want to drive around looking ridiculous?

    Re: BMW is planning a midengine supercar...

    yes they have the money but they dont have time for building a special car. They are quite busy already with new models such as the new 7-serie, PAS model.
    There is nothing for bmw to gain on a supercar right now.

    Re: BMW is planning a midengine supercar...

    this will be BMW answer to R8

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    Doubtful there will be a direct competitior to R8 in the nearest future. More likely a Z8 replacement is coming

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    This is great news!
    BUT I must add that yelow "drawing" is SO bad that is a mirracle they had the nerve to even publish it.

    Re: BMW is planning a midengine supercar...

    Quote:
    andrea said:
    this will be BMW answer to R8



    I remember the question..

    " Who will pee further?"

    Re: BMW is planning a midengine supercar...

    Quote:
    Just_me said:
    I believe that when I see it. Right now BMW have more money-earning projects than creating a supercar that hardly anyone can afford.
    BMW isnt in the same situation as Audi and dont need a image booster like Audi needed with their R8.



    Absolutley right. Out of finance view, BMW runs into a problem. They dont have enough avearage gross margin over their product portolio.

    Those sport cars like R8 are more for image than for earning money and BMW doesnt have a image problem right now.

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    Quote:
    MMD said:
    Please God, am I the only one who refuses to drive a cartoon-faced car?

    That Disney film "Cars" was supposed to be a funny joke, right?

    Do grown men now want to drive around looking ridiculous?



    I so agree. BMW design has been going downhill fast. The E46 was the last good looking coupe they made. Everything else has been blaah!

    Re: BMW is planning a midengine supercar...

    Quote:
    Tupps11 said:
    Quote:
    MMD said:
    Please God, am I the only one who refuses to drive a cartoon-faced car?

    That Disney film "Cars" was supposed to be a funny joke, right?

    Do grown men now want to drive around looking ridiculous?



    I so agree. BMW design has been going downhill fast. The E46 was the last good looking coupe they made. Everything else has been blaah!



    I strongly disagree. I would never lay my hands on an old BMW. They looking unfresh and unmodern compare to new bimmers. Of course there are exceptions but not many.

    Re: BMW is planning a midengine supercar...

    +1

    same here - new cars are looking fresh and more important - they handle excellent!

    Re: BMW is planning a midengine supercar...

    BMW aesthetics:

    E46M3 > E92M3

    E39 5 Series > E60 5 Series

    Here are two examples of earlier models that are nicer than their counterparts.

    Re: BMW is planning a midengine supercar...

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    997S4KEN said:
    BMW aesthetics:

    E46M3 > E92M3

    E39 5 Series > E60 5 Series

    Here are two examples of earlier models that are nicer than their counterparts.


    I agree and the E24 6-Series from the 1970's and 1980's is WAY prettier than the current one...

    Re: BMW is planning a midengine supercar...

    I love the look of my E46 M3, it is definitely one of those things that looks great even after years and tons of newer cars coming out.

    But the new one is very modern and is starting to grow on me~

    Remember when the new 5 series just came out? (E60), Everyone hated it but it wasn't bastardized or cast out, it became the defacto 5 that we all live with...

    Re: BMW is planning a midengine supercar...

    Sorry guys, I feel compelled to post this. Helps me deal with my extreme disappointment that I will never have the joy of purchasing a new BMW again:

    Re: BMW is planning a midengine supercar...

    ^ IMO you got that pic backward.

    Re: BMW is planning a midengine supercar...

    Quote:
    MMD said:
    Please God, am I the only one who refuses to drive a cartoon-faced car?

    That Disney film "Cars" was supposed to be a funny joke, right?

    Do grown men now want to drive around looking ridiculous?



    I give you the new Z28:

     
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