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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2011 Jeep Compass unveiled
Jeep has officially unveiled the facelifted 2011 Compass.
Borrowing a number of design cues from the Grand Cherokee, the Compass
features a new hood, modified fascias, a revised grille, and restyled
lighting units. Elsewhere, there's a body-color spoiler, plastic body
cladding, and standard 17-inch aluminum wheels (18-inchers are optional).
Inside, the cabin echoes the Patriot with soft-touch door panels, a new
center armrest, an updated steering wheel, and improved seats.
Under the hood, two engines will be available. The entry-level 2.0-liter
four-cylinder produces 158 hp (117 kW) and 141 lb-ft (191 Nm) of torque,
which enables it to return 23 mpg city / 29 mpg highway. The optional
2.4-liter churns out 172 hp (128 kW) and 165 lb-ft (223 Nm) of torque.
Thanks to dual Variable Valve Timing (VVT), it also returns 23 mpg city /
29 mpg highway. Regardless of what engine is selected, it is connected to a
five-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Front wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is optional. Freedom
Drive I is your basic all-wheel drive system, while Freedom Drive II adds
low-range gearing, an increased ride height, and Trail Rated badging.
No word on pricing, but the 2011 Compass will start arriving at dealerships
later this month.
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
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
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
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.
2011 BMW 1-Series facelift revealed - driving and beauty shots
BMW has unveiled a minor facelift for the 1-Series Coupe and Convertible.
Mimicking the 1-Series M Coupe, the updated models receive a new front
bumper, redesigned wheels, and LED-infused lighting units. Inside, there's
additional standard equipment, new upholstery, and revised trim.
Engine options will carryover, but the 135i will drop the 3.0-liter twin-turbo for the single twin-scroll turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six (dubbed the
N55). Despite the fact that they both produce 300 hp (224 kW / 304 PS) and
300 lb-ft (406 Nm) of torque, BMW says the new engine will offer "better
throttle response and even more fuel efficiency." It will be mated to a
six-speed manual transmission, but a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission
(DCT) is optional.
Pricing information hasn't been released, but the updated models will go on
sale in March following their public debut in Detroit next month.
GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept revealed
GMC has unveiled the Sierra All Terrain HD concept, ahead of its debut at
the North American International Auto Show.
Designed to be one of the most capable trucks ever created, the All Terrian
is a Sierra HD on steroids. Compared to the standard model, the concept is
shorter, wider, and taller. Furthermore, it has been equipped custom
control arms, Fox off-road shocks, front/rear jounce shocks, automatic
locking differentials, and a beefy front stabilizer bar with electric
In terms of styling, the concept features a massive grille, bulging fender
flares, LED lights and 20-inch aluminum wheels with 35-inch BFGoodrich KM2
tires. Out back, the bed has a composite liner and two compartments which
house an air compressor and a 110-volt outlet.
While no interior pictures were released, GM says the cabin has two-tone
leather seats, satin chrome trim, and a next-generation navigation system
with an 80 GB hard drive.
Power is provided by a Duramax 6.6-liter V8 diesel engine with 397 hp (296
kW) and 765 lb-ft (1,037 Nm) of torque. Performance specifications weren't
released, but GM estimates the All Terrain would have a payload capacity of
2,700 pounds (1,225 kg) and a towing capacity of 13,000 pounds (5,896 kg).
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
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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
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
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).
In the Studio with BMW's 1 Series M Coupe | SkiddMark
Last Thursday we spent a few hours up-close-and-personal with BMW's new 1
Series M Coupe, learning about it's design and features whilst trying to
assess its credibility as BMW's new 'entry-level' M car. You can read the
first of our reviews at
Suffice to say that we liked it, but in deciding how best to share this
experience more widely, I decided to create a video to provide the
buyers-eye view as you would find if you were taking a look in a showroom.
For the video buffs among you the film was shot using a Canon HV20 and
captured in 1920x1080 at 23.976 fps. The image was fed into a Mac G5,
transcoded from .m2k to .mov using Cineform NeoScene which was also used to
remove pulldown. Then Premiere and AfterEffects CS5 were used to edit and
grade before exporting in H.264 format.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy it. Music is by the awesome Greek duo,
StrangeZero from their album 'Newborn Butterflies' and the track is called
BMW Security Vehicles. Training.
Deep Inside East Germany. On a former soviet military airport, BMW offers
its toughest driver training. Here, drivers of BMW High Security Vehicles
can develop their driving skills and push the cars to their limits.
2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe - 2011 Detroit Auto Show
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After months of well-calculated teasing, the wraps have finally come off of
the new 2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe. While the automaker decided against
gracing its entry-level mode with an official "M1" designation -- in
deference to its original M1 Supercar -- one look at the new M Coupe's
mechanical specs and aggressive styling tweaks leaves no doubt about the
exceptional efforts the go-fast M-meisters expended in creating a
relatively affordable spiritual successor to the pioneering BMW M3 model.
BMW 1 Series M Coupe: UK launch video
The BMW 1 Series M Coupe, or 1M as it's becoming known, takes the 135i
engine and combines it with the M3's chassis to create one of the best M
cars ever. Read our full report and road test in the August 2011 issue of
eurotuner magazine, or see it at www.eurotuner.com
This UK launch video features some great camera wok and a nice drifting
sequence as well, and is completely different to the US launch video you
can also see at www.eurotuner.com or here at www.youtube.com/eurotuner.
We will also have a special video where our Project E90 M3 takes on the 1M
at Willow Springs Raceway, which you will find at www.eurotuner.com or here
Fifth Gear: Audi RS3 vs. BMW 1-Series M
Fifth Gear UK and its famous host Tiff Needell compares the Audi RS3 versus
the all-new BMW 1 Series M Coupe. The BMW 1M Coupe and Audi RS3 have two
things in common... Power. Each offers an identical 335bhp and 450Nm of
However, they are two very different beasts. The Audi's 2.5-litre five
cylinder turbo drives all four wheels
via a seven speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. The BMW, on the other
hand, has a 3.0-litre straight six twin-turbo and it sends all its power to the rear
wheels via a good ol' fashioned six-speed manual.
While the 1M is rumored to redline at around 7,000 rpm, the RS3 is able to
rev up to 6,800 rpm.
The RS3 sprints to 100km/h (62mph) in 4.6 seconds. Top speed is
electronically limited to 250km/h (155mph). The compact car weighs in at
only 1,575 kilograms (3,472 pounds). On the other hand, the 1M is rumored
to run to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds and weigh in at 1611 kg (3,552 pounds).
So, who takes the win home?
Watch the video to find out...