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Gamite
06-16-2009, 12:12 PM
http://www.motorauthority.com/content/thumbs/2/0/2009_bmw_m_concept_design_by_idries_noah_main630-0616-630x360.jpg

Audi has the R8, Mercedes-Benz has the McLaren SLR and soon the new SLS, while Lexus is working on its own V10-powered LF-A supercar - so where exactly does this leave BMW in the halo-car department?

Sure, BMW has the M3 and the M5/M6, but in terms of pure sports cars it can hardly match the offerings from its competitors, and while some time ago there was talk of reviving the 8-Series or even building a new environmentally-friendly supercar nothing solid has come of it, which is why designer Idries Noah decided to give BMW a nudge in the right direction with his depiction of what the companys rivals to the likes of the R8 and SLR should look like.

Noahs work has appeared on MotorAuthority before, with his Project Fireblade design study, as well as his Ferrari F250 Concept, and like those two designs the new BMW M Concept is visually dramatic and stays true to many of the BMWs brand essence.

According to Noah, the recipe for the car was simple - "aggressive, sleek, agile". He retained BMW's trademark kidney grille, but the inspiration for the rest of the design came from nature, especially "water and the way it flows and ripples".

http://www.motorauthority.com/content/thumbs/2/0/2009_bmw_m_concept_design_by_idries_noah_002-0616-950x650.jpg

Gamite
06-16-2009, 12:12 PM
It'll probably never happen, but damn it looks cool

Trouble65
06-16-2009, 12:15 PM
It'll probably never happen, but damn it looks cool

I have to agree. Darn that's one hot looking car. I want, I want, I want. K back to reality.

Bullet Ride
06-16-2009, 12:17 PM
Yes, thats what I'm talking about. I don't want another 6 models of suv/crossovers, or an M8, or a 9 series... I want to see this happen.
Definitely a step in the right direction.

e36_freak
06-16-2009, 12:18 PM
wow pure sex on wheels.

sands
06-16-2009, 01:03 PM
That is sexy. I'm in love.

xlash
06-16-2009, 01:43 PM
The rear diffuser FTW!! The front could do with a bit of a touch up but I think the rear blows away any of the aforementioned competitors.

MiroE36
06-16-2009, 02:08 PM
love it

hadesm5
06-16-2009, 02:13 PM
m badge on the wrong side...

Boxer2
06-16-2009, 02:42 PM
SWEEEEEET*mw*, looks great!, hope to see it or at least something close to it sometime in the near future.

JunzieB
06-16-2009, 03:09 PM
That car is beyond sexy. As stated before it may not happen, but it is sure good to dream.*mw*

T.Dot_E30
06-16-2009, 04:09 PM
i love it, but it will never happen.

noid
06-16-2009, 06:14 PM
it looks like an r8, very unoriginal

m3convert
06-17-2009, 01:54 AM
e36 m3 side skirts what!! upgraded

tominizer
06-17-2009, 08:05 AM
Looks like cheese-dick.............. give me a break.

europrince
06-18-2009, 10:58 AM
Its absolutely gorgeous!!! *love*

Romaz
07-02-2009, 04:48 PM
wow, I love it *mw*

tlinkletter
07-02-2009, 09:59 PM
Tail end and roof are spot on but the front and side skirts could use a little touch up. All in all a great supercar for BMW. Even if it ran like crap would still be better to see then the damn SUV crossover garbage.

Guilherme
07-03-2009, 02:54 AM
Holly macaroni!! That looks absolutely gorgeous, I partially agree with tlinkletter, some areas look a bit ricy in a sense that they have too many curves that are not necessary and that are not there for aerodynamic purposes but only for aesthetics. But hey that is an awesome start and it's just a conceptual drawing, I'm sure if it does go into production the actual engineers and aerodynamicists will modify the overall design a bit. I think he did a great job on the front end though, it looks very much like super-car material and he still kept the classic kidney grills to give that BMW touch to it! I just don't like the shape and size of the tail lights, too small and out of proportion for the size of the car I think

europrince
07-03-2009, 11:59 AM
Tail end and roof are spot on but the front and side skirts could use a little touch up. All in all a great supercar for BMW. Even if it ran like crap would still be better to see then the damn SUV crossover garbage.

Hey the X6 is sexy!