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Tiff took the new BMW 1 M on a road test in Scottland.

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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 torque. 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...





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. Read the Full Story: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1108_2011_bmw_1_series_m_vs_2011 _bmw_m3_comparison/index.html Also find Motor Trend on: http://twitter.com/MotorTrend http://facebook.com/MotorTrendMag Shot By: Gordon Green and Corey Denomy Edited By: Gordon Green





BMW 1M Coupe Documentary
The BMW 1 Series M Coupe ("1M Coupe") is a high-performance version of the BMW 1 Series Coupe, developed by BMW's motorsport branch BMW M. While BMW naming convention would have called the car the "M1", the name "BMW 1 Series M" was used instead, to avoid confusion with the original BMW M1. BMW officially announced the making of the M variant of the BMW 1-Series Coupé in December 2010. Prior to the 1M Coupé, all BMW M models had a bespoke engine (with a code starting with "S", for example S14, S50, S65). However, the 1M Coupé breaks this pattern with the usage of a re-tuned version of the twin-turbocharged N54 engine, N54B30TO, which is used in various other models such as the 2011 BMW 335is coupé/covertible, 2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is, and 2011 BMW 740i. In the 1M Coupe, the engine produces 340 hp (254 kW) at 5900 rpm and 332 lb·ft (450 N·m) torque from 1,500 to 4,500 rpm (with 369 lb·ft (500 N·m) during overBoost). The only available drivetrain is a six-speed manual gearbox with an M limited slip differential. The 1M Coupé has a significantly wider track and bigger body than the standard E82 coupé, as well as a different body kit. Despite the car's larger size, it is 77 lb (35 kg) lighter than the standard E82 coupé. The aluminum suspension pieces help give it a weight of 3,296 lb (1,495 kg). BMW was originally going to release the 1M Coupé as a limited production model of 2,700 units. Due to overwhelming demand, the company lifted the cap. Nevertheless, production of the 1M Coupé stopped in June 2012, with 740 units sold in the US and a further 220 sold in Canada. There are a total of 6309 cars sold worldwide. Get More Great Car Videos - Subscribe: https://goo.gl/BSIaFc





BMW 1 Series M Coupe review - Auto Express
Full review: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carreviews/firstdrives/266848/bmw_1series_m_co up.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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