2012 BMW 1-Series M Coupe raw footage - driving and beauty shots
The letter M now comes to the segment of the BMW 1 Series to symbolise outstanding power delivery and the highly dynamic driving properties of a high-performance sports car. In the BMW 1 Series M Coupe, the technology of a high-performance car is combined with the agility and lightness of a compact model to create a whole new dimension of sports-style driving pleasure. With this 2-door model, BMW M GmbH is now realising for the first time in this vehicle class its concept of racing-oriented performance characteristics in a car developed for everyday use . This further extends the company's model range, paving the way for younger target groups to be able to access the hallmark driving experience offered by an M car.
The BMW 1 Series M Coupe embodies the unmistakable M feeling in a highly concentrated form. Its in-line 6-cylinder engine with M TwinPower turbo and petrol direct injection develops a maximum output of 250 kW/340 bhp with an engine-speed-oriented characteristic curve typical of BMW M cars. With chassis technology derived directly from motor racing, a power-to-weight ratio reduced to 4.4 kilograms per bhp and precisely optimised aerodynamic components including innovative air curtains at the front end, supreme conversion of superior propulsion power into thrilling driving dynamics is guaranteed. The BMW 1 Series M Coupe accelerates in 4.9 seconds from zero to 100 km/h and reaches the 200 km/h mark after 17.3 seconds. In the area of efficiency, too, it achieves top figures within its performance category. Its average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is 9.6 litres per 100 kilometres, while CO2 emissions are at 224 grams per kilometre.
The outstanding sporty flair of the BMW 1 Series M Coupe is outwardly expressed by the athletic character of its body design. In the exclusively designed interior of the 4-seater, high-quality materials and an M-specific cockpit create the ambience of a premium sports car. In its standard configuration, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe displays the concept harmony so characteristic of M cars: able to cope both with the extreme demands of the race track and the diverse challenges of everyday traffic. What is more, individual preferences in terms of comfort, safety and infotainment can be fulfilled with a model-specific selection of equipment options also available for the BMW 1 Series Coupe, including the BMW ConnectedDrive program.
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2012 BMW 6-Series Cabrio revealed
Intended as a surprise unveiling at the Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW has revealed the 2011 6-Series convertible. However, for reasons unknown the drop-top never made it to the show. It's unfortunate given the importance of the sunny Californian market.
Drawing inspiration from the Concept 6-Series Coupe, the convertible has a long bonnet, a forward-slanted grille, xenon headlights, distinctive LED fog lights and 18-inch alloy wheels (19-inchers on the 650i). To reduce weight, BMW has retained the 6-Series' double buttress soft top which can be lowered in 19 seconds and raised in 24 seconds at speeds up to 25 mph (40 km/h).
Inside, the cabin mimics the previous 6-Series but there is a greater emphasis on material quality and driver-focused controls. Notable highlights include Dakota leather upholstery (Nappa leather with SunReflective Technology is optional) and a freestanding 10.2-inch iDrive display which can display e-mails via Bluetooth connection with a BlackBerry smartphone.
At launch, two engines will be available. The 640i uses a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that produces 320 hp (239 kW / 324 PS) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque. This allows the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and hit an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). In terms of efficiency, expect 35.8 mpg (imp) in the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 185 g/km.
In the 650i, power is provided by a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine with 407 hp (304 kW / 413 PS) and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the drop top to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5.0 seconds, before hitting an electronically limited 155 mph (250 km/h). Furthermore, it is expected to average a combined 26.4 mpg (imp) and emit 249 grams of CO2 per kilometer.
Regardless of what engine is selected, a six-speed manual is standard and eight-speed automatic is optional (some markets, such as the UK, will be automatic only).
To ensure the convertible handles like a proper BMW, engineers installed an advanced suspension which features an aluminum-intensive double wishbone front axle and a multi-link rear. Dynamic Damper Control is standard, but optional Active Roll Stabilization can further improve things to ensure flat and stable cornering. Additionally, an Integral Active Steering system is available. It combines the Active Steering system for the front axle with a new steerable rear axle which gives the 6-Series greater "high-speed stability and enhanced maneuverability for parking and city use."
Compared to its predecessor, the new 6-Series is 74mm longer, 39mm wider, and 9mm shorter. This results in a much needed increase in rear passenger room and a bigger boot which holds up to 350 liters of luggage (300 liters with the roof down).
The convertible will be launched in Europe in March and U.S. sales are slated to begin in the spring. Prices to be announced at a later date.
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BMW 1-Series M Coupe revealed
Following an unrelenting teaser campaign, BMW has officially unveiled the 1-Series M Coupe.
Designed to be the spiritual successor to the original M3, the 1-Series M Coupe "embodies the unmistakable M feeling in a highly concentrated form." It features aggressive bumper fascias, bi-xenon headlights (with LED "eyebrows"), flared wheel arches, and 19-inch light-weight alloy wheels. Only three exterior colors will be available and they include Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic and Valencia Orange Metallic.
Inside, the cabin boasts sports seats, Boston leather upholstery, and Alcantara trim. Other goodies include a revised instrument cluster, a sport steering wheel, and orange contrast stitching. On the options list, customers will find dual-zone automatic climate control, comfort access, a Harman Kardon audio system, BMW ConnectedDrive (aka internet access), and GPS navigation with an 8.8-inch display.
As expected, power is provided by a twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine with 250 kW (340 PS / 335 hp) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque. It is mated exclusively to a six-speed manual transmission which allows the 1,495 kg (3,295 lb) car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.9 seconds, 0-200 km/h (124 mph) in 17.3 seconds, and onto an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). In terms of efficiency, expect an average fuel consumption of 9.6 L/100km (24.5 mpg US) and CO2 emissions of 224 g/km.
To ensure the car handles like a proper BMW, engineers installed an aluminum-intensive suspension which uses a double pivot front axle and a five-link rear. Furthermore, the coupe has been fitted with an M differential that "responds to differences in rotational speeds in the right and left rear wheel, redirecting drive torque within a fraction of a second."
Despite being marketed as a 'pure' sports car, the 1-Series M boasts an alphabet soup of handling technology. Highlights include DSC (Dynamic Stability Control), Antilock Brakes (ABS), anti-slip control (ASC), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), and Cornering Brake Control (CBC). When all else fails, the high performance braking system calls on internally-ventilated cast iron discs - that measure 360mm front / 350mm rear - to bring the action to a halt.
The 1-Series M Coupe will debut at the North American International Auto Show, before going on sale in Germany this May with a €50,500 (including VAT) price tag.
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2012 BMW 3-Series F30 Winter Testing
Winter has come to the northern hemisphere, which means high-speed Nurburgring testing is now almost nil. Cold testing however, is only just beginning. BMW is among those on the programme as this spied next-generation 3 Series (codenamed F30) proves. Finer details pertaining to parts like headlights, styling lines and so on are not very clear. However, an interesting design shape can be spotted where the boot meets the rear window. LED lighting should be fitted at the back and perhaps even at the front end. Expect overall body length and the wheelbase to grow.
BMW 1-Series M Coupe teaser video from Paris
Well, the car made it to Paris but it didn't stick around for the show.
BMW has released these teaser photos of the 1-Series M Coupe posing rather coyly on the Champs d'Elysées hiding mostly behind a black veil.
What we do get to see is the wider track this model is sporting as opposed to the standard 1-Series. We also get a glimpse of the air vents on the rear bumper, the outline of the undercover rear spoiler, and the previously spotted quad-Exhaust.
Under the hood we suspect a twin-turbo inline 6-cylinder (the N54) dialed up to around the 350 PS (257 kW / 345 bhp) mark. The 1-Series M will likely come only with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The 1-Series M Coupe is slated for launch sometime in 2011.
2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the all new 2011 BMW 1 series M Coupe, a hyper performance limited production variant of the 1 series. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
Thanks again to Hendrick BMW for allowing me to film this vehicle! for more information on this one as well as others visit www.hendrickbmw.com
BMW 1 Series M Coupe vs BMW M3
To the M badge faithful, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe signals a return to form. But is it? Benchmarking the 1M against an M3 would seem the perfect way to find out.
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BMW 1 Series M Coupe review - Auto Express
Full review: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carreviews/firstdrives/266848/bmw_1series_m_coup.html#ixzz1Mt2wVTdl
Auto Express gets behind the wheel of BMW's latest M Power car, the 1 Series M Coupe. Powered by a 335bhp 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder engine - a tweaked version of the unit from the 135i, it is capable of 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited to 155mph.
Could this be the best M car since the original E30 M3? The new 1-Series M Coupé is about as back-to-basics as BMW's performance models get these days -- it's a simple formula of a powerful engine, a manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive.
Factor in compact dimensions and you should have a spiritual successor to one of the most-loved M cars in history. But is it any good on UK roads? Auto Express took the wheel to find out.
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2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe
With anticipation of enthusiasts around the world at fever pitch, BMW M GmbH unveiled the newest member of its intimate product family. For the first time, the coveted M badge has been granted to the popular BMW 1-Series in the form of the all-new BMW 1-Series M Coupe. The M badge was imparted after a two-year development process through which BMW M engineers and test drivers achieved the exceptional power delivery and the signature, near-perfect driving behavior of a BMW M car. The 2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe will be available in limited quantities and with a limited range of options at Authorized BMW Centers in Spring, 2011.
"Eigenwillig," a German word meaning "self-willed," "individual," and "determined to go its own way," has been the proper word to describe the most unique and memorable M cars of the past three decades. With the original 1988 BMW M3 as its inspiration, the 2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe combines the raw capabilities of a race car with the agility, versatility, and seating position of a compact BMW Coupe to create a pure Ultimate Driving Machine®. In doing so, the BMW 1-Series M Coupe continues the eigenwillig tradition of BMW M. With its latest two-door model, BMW M is illustrating its ability to build race car performance into a small car, capable of everyday use.
The heart of every BMW is the engine, and so an inline-6 with outstanding performance, free-revving behavior, and endless thrust propels the BMW 1-Series M Coupe. The concept is familiar: in the model history of BMW M, the high-revving inline-6 is one of the classic engine formats. In the second and third generations of BMW M3, the inline-6 became famous for combining high output, razor-sharp response, and sonorous sounds. In the BMW 1-Series M Coupe, the inline-6 engine concept is realized in its most up-to-date form.
The twin-turbocharged, all-aluminum, 3.0-liter inline-6 engine is characterized by instantaneous response to the accelerator pedal, fantastic sounds, and a free-revving spirit. The combination of twin low-mass turbochargers and BMW's High Precision direct injection offers an output a naturally-aspirated engine would only be able to provide through more cylinders and larger displacement.
The turbocharger system developed for the engine of the new BMW 1-Series M Coupe maintains a high output throughout the entire engine speed range. Maximum output of 335 hp (250 kW) is delivered at 5,900 rpm. Nominal peak torque is 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) from 1,500 rpm to 4,500 rpm. Redline is 7,000 rpm. The enhanced engine management system of the BMW 1-Series M Coupe includes an electronically-controlled overBoost function to briefly increase torque under full load by another 37 lb-ft (50 Nm). This temporary torque peak of 369 lb-ft gives the car a substantial increase in acceleration. The BMW 1-Series M Coupe will complete the sprint from a standstill to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds (0-100 kmh in 4.9 seconds). The standing quarter-mile mark comes up in 13.2 seconds. Top speed is limited electronically to 155 mph (250 kmh).
2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe On The Road
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Piloto Britânico, apresentador de televisão, ex co-apresentador do Top Gear e atual co-apresentador do Fifth Gear, Tiff Needell fez um review do BMW Série 1 M Coupe. Com opinião mais que positiva, o piloto definiu o 1M como "o sonho para entusiastas".
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