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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.
Audi RS3 Sportback v BMW 1 Series M Coupe Drag Race - Auto Express
Pocket rockets from BMW and Audi go head-to-head in a drag race shoot out
over the quarter mile. But which is fastest?
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
BMW M5 700 mile review - Auto Express
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We've already tested the new BMW M5 both on track and on road. And yes,
with a 552bhp twin-turbo V8 it has
But what is it like to live with and how does it cope over really long
distances? Is the new BMW M5 really the continent-slayer its predecessor --
with its limited range, manic engine and firm suspension -- failed to be?
There's only one way to find out: a mammoth road test from the Pyrenees in
northern Spain all way back to the UK.
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BMW 2 Series review - is the M235i the new E36 M3?
The new BMW 2 Series replaces the old 1 Series Coupe - and the new M235i
model reminds us of the classic E36 BMW M3.
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This is the new BMW 2 Series, which, if you're not up on BMW's recent
naming strategy, is a replacement for the old 1 Series Coupe. It's a proper
rear-wheel-drive BMW and this M235i model boasts a subtle resemblance to
the original E36 M3 -- and that can only be a good thing.
The retro M-car hints extend further than you might think, too -- this car
has got 321bhp, which is not only 6bhp more than the M135i but also exactly
the same output as the E36 M3. Unlike that car, though, BMW wouldn't class
this as a proper M car - it's one of the M Performance models instead.
That means it does without the drastic chassis changes and settles for
firmer suspension, uprated brakes and variable ratio steering. There's no
limited slip-diff, though, unless you delve in to the optional range of M
We've got the eight-speed auto here, a six-speed manual comes as standard,
and with this gearbox the 235i can hit 62mph in 4.8 seconds. It's a really
flexible engine, too, you get plenty of torque low down in the revs which
makes it nice and easy to drive - but it's got a bit of character at the
top end as well. It doesn't run out of puff as you're getting to the
7000rpm redline, you just get a smooth shift from the auto and another big
slug of torque.
The M235i's interior gets a few subtle upgrades over the standard 2 Series,
the most notable of which is the excellent M steering wheel. You get a set
of really comfortable and supportive sports seats, too, as well as a clear
and easy to use 6.5-inch colour screen, controlled through the iDrive
It has a relatively sensible side to it, as well, with BMW claiming that
the auto version will do almost 40mpg, and our manual car manages around
35mpg. There's even a boot that's 40 litres larger than that in the 1
The M135i was one of the finest handling cars of 2013, so we were expecting
the 235i to follow suit. Well, it's got exactly the same wheelbase so it
feels really similar. What that means is a car that's really tied down to
the road, loads of traction, loads of grip and great steering. In Sport
mode there's a really nice amount of resistance through the wheel, and
about as much feedback as you'd want without having to wrestle with the
steering too much.
Because it's not a proper M car, the engineers wanted something a bit more
approachable. So it's surprisingly forgiving in the corners. You can be
pretty aggressive with your inputs and it's not going to spit you in to a
ditch. Do you miss that limited-slip differential? On the road, no I don't
think you ever would. You might want it for track driving but as a road car
the 235i is one of the most engaging and nicely balanced cars out there --
even without that diff.
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, Detailed Walkaround.
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video or live webcast. While taking a breather at the Monticello Motor Club
racetrack the 2011 1 Series M Coupe posed for the walkaround.
BMW 1M Coupe Review (M3 Fighters Pt.2) - Everyday Driver
BMWs 1M Coupe was made from the BMW parts bin and only offered for one
year. It was often discussed as even better than the E90 series M3. The
guys love the M3, so they took this 1M to the canyons to see who's the
best. And afterward they debate if this car or the Boss 302 is the better
See part 1 Here:
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BMW M550d X Drive Road Test - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
BMW M550d X Drive road test.
It has more torque than the space shuttle and BMW claims it will do over
40mpg. BMW also says it won't be selling the car in the UK or the US, the
places that DRIVE is most commonly viewed. But when something has 3 turbos, you've got to go drive it at 155mph: no?
BMW 1M Coupe | evo REVIEW
Henry's first impressions of the BMW 1M Coupe. Read his full write up here
BMW 1M RevoZport Raze w/ Akrapovic! INSANELY LOUD SOUNDS! 1080p HD!
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Nürburgring 6 October 2013
This BMW 1M is tuned by RevoZport. As you can see, the diffusor, splitter
and spoiler are made from carbon, but that's not all. This 1M also has
Akrapovic Exhaust which makes the
sound so incredibly loud! I've never heard or seen such a nice 1M before.
This video shows you some shots of the car, a flyby, full acceleration and
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