We got a chance to sit down with the head of the M Division hours before the unveiling of the 1M yesterday to talk about a number of topics. Yes the 1M was a big part of the discussion but we also touched on a number of topics:

– The death of manual transmissions
– The concept behind the 1M
– The 1M being the spiritual successor to the E30 M3
– The importance of feel
– Why the engine doesn ‘t define the 1M as it does in all other M cars

And a ton more. Definitely one of the best we ‘ve done to date.

[audio:http://www.bimmerfile.com/podcast/bimmercast_29.mp3]

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