2001 BMW M Coupe

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BMW M1: The Forgotten Supercar - XCAR
To see our latest film before it's on YouTube: http://www.carfection.com Subscribe for more XCAR videos: http://bit.ly/U9XDKc BMW only ever made one proper supercar: The M1. It's a slice of rare automotive legend and one that we had to have a deeper look at. Caution: features porno music and velvet. When you think of 70's supercars you tend to think of Lamborghinis and Ferraris - big, wedgy things that make a lovely noise and go very quickly indeed. You don't tend to think of BMW, do you? We can't blame you for that. It's a brand that isn't really synonymous with supercars. Fast saloons, yes, but a supercar? Well, in the late 70's BMW did indeed produce a supercar, the M1. Very few were made and its development is fraught with delays, financial troubles and moving goal posts. It's such a shame that the M1 didn't do as well as it could and should have. It lasted from 1978 - 1981, not a huge amount of time in anyone's book, and while it was around it was supposed to have been racing its little socks off on the track. Instead, BMW was trying to sell enough of them in order to qualify to enter the races thanks to a rule change at the last minute that meant a certain number of cars had to be sold before they could race. It was also supposed to be around a lot sooner than it was. A deal made with Lamborghini to produce the car went more sour than a pint of double cream left in a kiln and BMW very nearly ended up without a car at all. It's a wonderful thing, though. The big, red monster we had created such a presence wherever it went that even though driving with the windows open was a necessity (no air con, naturally, and heat leaking into the cabin caused me to sweat so much I lost 2lbs) and the heckles, shouts and endless "Which Ferrari's that, mate?" didn't half drive me mad. Driving it in the countryside was good fun, though its width and, erm, older controls made passing trucks, busses and the like a bit of a nightmare. Driving it in town, however, was a different experience. Tight London side roads and suicyclists make driving a behemoth such as the M1 a dicier proposition than it would have been when it was new. Even though it's giant, unknown and difficult to pilot the BMW M1 was truly special. It was a car that so few know about yet its fans utterly adore (we met a guy while shooting who went weak at the knees when he saw it), it's a very special beast. If you see one, just remember this: It's not a Ferrari... Specs Engine: 3.5-litre straight six Power: 277bhp Torque: 243lb ft 0-62mph: 5.9seconds Top speed: 163mph Join the XCAR community... Like on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1RvTdL4 Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1JUAgiI Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/158X4Uk BMW Club welcomes owners and enthusiasts ... Join Free today ..... http://bmwownersclub.co.uk VIDEO IN ENDBOARD Bentley Continental GT Speed: http://bit.ly/1zjdEAW





BMW M-Coupe vs Audi TT Coupe - With Richard Hammond
Richard Hammond puts two van drivers to the test - Brian Walshaw and Carl Harrison, as they take two of the most popular and powerful roadsters for a spin - an Audi TT and a BMW M-Coupe. They both find out how the car's perform and handle, as well as how stylish and practical they are. The M-Coupe has a menacing 3.2 litre engine, which produces around 325bhp, a top speed of 155mph and a 0-60 time of just 5.5 seconds. The TT Coupe, however, has an engine which produces 225bhp, but with it's quattro, four-wheel drive system, it makes the TT a more nimble and more agile specimen.





2001 BMW M1 Coupe Review
Glenda McKay checks out the futuristic Batman inspired BMW M1 coupe. She reviews it's features and finds out if the performance and handling can match it's visual appeal.





Modified BMW Z3M Coupe S54 - (Texas) One Take
We've already reviewed the first-generation Z3M Coupe with the S52, 240 HP engine, and found it to be great. But the real prize is the 2001 Z3M Coupe with the 333 HP S54 Engine. This example is one of only 9 cars delivered to the US in Laguna Seca Blue, and features some choice mods to really bring out the soundtrack, feedback and driver involvement.




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