For the first time, BMW M GmbH has extended its range of high-performance sports cars and now covers the compact vehicle segment. The new BMW 1 Series M Coupe, which embodies the typical M characteristics in a particularly concentrated form, will be presented at the 2011 NAIAS. A 250 kW/340 bhp six-cylinder inline engine with M TwinPower turbo, chassis technology derived directly from the motor racing track, a high power to weight ratio, athletic design with innovative aerodynamic features and an exclusive interior conceived for concentrated driving pleasure combine to form a harmonious overall concept, which paves the way for new target groups to be led to the unmistakable M Feeling. All of this makes the BMW 1 Series M Coupe a high-performance sports car, which meets the challenges of the race track just as comfortably as the demands of everyday driving.
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).
The New BMW 1 Serie M Coupé on Track
I have filmed the new BMW 1 Serie M Coupé on Track on Spa Francorchamps
during the Gran Turismo Events 2011 yesterday. My opinion about the car is;
small car and the sound was not to loud, like the M3 M5 and M6. I think
very great car to drive the Nordschleife!
I hope you like this video and don't forget to leave a comment here below
Thanks for watching!
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
► 2011 BMW 1M Coupe - 340 ch
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
BMW 1 Series M Coupe review - Auto Express
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
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.
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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BMW Serie 1 M Coupé 0-270 km/h (Motorsport)
Accélération de 0 à 270 km/h (vitesse limitée) à bord de la toute
nouvelle BMW Série 1 M Coupé.
Moteur : 6 en ligne biturbo
Puissance maxi : 340 chevaux
Poids : 1 495 kilos
0 à 100 km/h : 4"9
Essai à retrouver dans le prochain numéro de Motorsport, en kiosque le 21
Dinan S3-R BMW 1M: Damn Near Perfect
Dinan takes automobiles from BMW, and makes them better. It's as simple as
that... but then again it isn't. The cars that Dinan starts with are
already pretty well sorted. Still, there's always room for improvement and
a Dinan-badged car has unquestionably been improved.
Such is the case with the Dinan-tuned BMW 1M. You start with a machine
that's already a joy to drive... and then you make it perfect.
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► 2012 Audi RS3 (340 hp)
Big performance in a small package: the Audi RS 3 Sportback
• Five-cylinder turbo delivering 250
kW (340 hp) and 450 Nm (331.90 lb ft) of torque
• Zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.6 seconds, superior pulling power
• Seven-speed S tronic, quattro drive and 19-inch wheels
Blazing performance, compact size. Audi has added a new model to its
dynamic RS series: the RS 3 Sportback. In the great tradition of the brand,
its engine boasts five cylinders and turbocharging technology. From a displacement of
2.5 liters come 250 kW (340 hp) of power and 450 Nm (331.90 lb-ft) of
torque, with an average fuel consumption of just 9.1 liters of fuel per 100
km (25.85 US mpg). Power is transmitted to the road via a seven-speed S
tronic and quattro permanent all-wheel drive. 19-inch wheels and fenders
made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) underscore the Audi RS 3
Sportback's position of distinction.
The RS 3 Sportback comes with an array of standard equipment including the
Sport button, rear parking system, climate control, chorus radio system,
and xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights. Audi offers
customers a range of optional features: front bucket seats, roof rails in
matt aluminum look, and styling packages in black or matt aluminum. Five
exterior colors are available, plus an unlimited selection of custom paint
The new top-of-the-line model in the A3 series is already the fourth Audi
model to be built at Audi Hungaria in Győr, where it is rolling off the
assembly line alongside the TT Coupé, the TT Roadster and the A3
Deliveries of the RS 3 Sportback will begin in early 2011. The base price
in Germany will be 49,900 euros.
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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