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).
Shoot Out: BMW 1-Series M coupe Vs Audi TT RS
With the release of the new "M" 1 Series it's time to see how it compares
against it's rivals,
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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.
BMW 1er M Coupé
Nagelneu und noch getarnt: Das BMW 1er M Coupé. Am Steuer der
Entwicklungsleiter der BMW M GmbH, Albert Biermann. Gedreht von Dietmar
Stanka, Motor-Journalist aus München.
The new BMW 1 Series
Explore it at http://www.bmw.com/1series and see all model versions.
This is the new BMW 1 Series. The second generation is even more sporty and
fuel-efficient than before --and significantly more comfortable and
Additionally, a BMW Sport Line and BMW Urban Line provide added scope for
personalization using exclusive interior and exterior design features and
Autogespot: BMW 1 Series M Coupé
Autogespot drove this 343 HP strong BMW 1 Series M Coupé in the wonderfull
Eifel. Check out this video for some great footage. For the full item
including pictures check out:
2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe Full Test Video - Inside Line
We test the latest M car form BMW, the 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe. It's a
genuinely capable, engaging and entertaining machine that fully deserves
its M badge.
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BMW Series 1 M Coupe
Minutes ago, BMW took off the veil of one of their most-hyped products in
the last few years. After months of teasing and painfully slow
stripteasing, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe is showing its goodies.
BMW 1er M Coupe: Donnerlüttchen
Zwar kein M, aber mit M-Weihen gesegnet: Das 1er M Coupé ist ein
heißblütiger Sportwagen, der leider nicht ganz billig sein wird.
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