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RSS Video: BMW i8 and M1 reunited in mid-engined Bavarian retrospective

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<p>Filed under: <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/coupes/"rel="tag">Coupe</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/hybrids/" rel="tag">Hybrid</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/videos/" rel="tag">Videos</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/supercars/" rel="tag">Supercars</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/bmw/" rel="tag">BMW</a></p><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/30/bmw-i8-m1-auto-express-video/#continued"><img alt="BMW i8 and M1" data-credit="YouTube" data-mep="585505" src="http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/2549dd67efcf3f624bea04906dfab76e/201159090/i8-m1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />The <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/bmw/i8/">BMW i8</a> may be the cutting edge today - it did, after all, just <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/19/bmw-i8-named-autoblogs-2014-technology-of-the-year/">win our Technology of the Year award</a> - but as rare an event as it is, it's not the first time that <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/bmw/">BMW</a> has put out an extreme mid-engined supercar. The last time was in the late 1970s with the <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/bmw+m1/">M1</a>, a Giugiaro-designed, (partially) <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/lamborghini/">Lamborghini</a>-developed piece of exotic machinery.<br /><br />The better part of four decades later, <em>Auto Express</em> has brought together an original M1 with its spiritual (if much more advanced) successor for the video comparison that was bound to happen. The question we can't help but ponder, initial sales success aside, is whether the i8 will mature into a classic in the same way the M1 has.<p><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/30/bmw-i8-m1-auto-express-video/" rel="bookmark">Continue reading <em>BMW i8 and M1 reunited in mid-engined Bavarian retrospective</em></a></p><p style="padding:5px;background:#ddd;border:1px solid #ccc;clear:both;"><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/30/bmw-i8-m1-auto-express-video/">BMW i8 and M1 reunited in mid-engined Bavarian retrospective</a> originally appeared on <a href="http://www.autoblog.com">Autoblog</a> on Sun, 30 Nov 2014 19:03:00 EST. Please see our <a href="http://legal.aol.com/TOS/">terms for use of feeds</a>.</p><h6 style="clear: both; padding: 8px 0 0 0; height: 2px; font-size: 1px; border: 0; margin: 0; padding: 0;"></h6><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/30/bmw-i8-m1-auto-express-video/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to this entry">Permalink</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/forward/20999895/" title="Send this entry to a friend via email">Email this</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/30/bmw-i8-m1-auto-express-video/#comments" title="View reader comments on this entry">Comments</a>


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