The German premium automobile manufacturer will present the world premiere of the new BMW 6 Series Convertible at the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. BMW will also present for the first time to the public the BMW 1 Series M Coupe as well as the new BMW 1 Series Coupe and the new BMW 1 Series Convertible. The new BMW X3 will be presented immediately before its market launch in the USA. This second generation of the Sports Activity Vehicle is manufactured at BMW's Spartanburg plant in the USA. MINI will present the world premiere of the new MINI Paceman Concept, whose crossover design makes it the first Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) in the small car segment.
► 2011 BMW 1M Coupe - step 2
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 435i Convertible - Design
The three-part, folding hardtop guarantees the highest degree of everyday
suitability all year round. When closed, it offers enhanced acoustic
comfort and opens in less than 20 seconds at the push of a button. At
market launch, there will be a choice of a straight six-cylinder petrol
engine, a four-cylinder petrol engine and a four-cylinder diesel power unit
with an output ranging from 135 kW/184 hp to 225 kW/306 hp.
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2011 BMW 1-series M Coupe - Short Take Road Test
BMW M3 GTS vs Porsche 911 GT3 video review feature
Can the hardcore BMW M3 match the legendary Porsche 911 GT3's poise? See
the two track-biased sports cars go head to head. Read the BMW M3 GTS
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.
264 km/h en BMW Série 1 M Coupé (Option Auto)
BMW Série 1 M Coupé - M pour Motorsport - 6 cylindres en ligne biturbo de 340 ch / 50.9 mkg - 0 à 100 km/h en
4.9 s / Vmax : 250 km/h - Poids à vide : 1 570 kg - Mai 2011 - Germany -
Option Auto n°190 (Juin/Juillet) - www.optionauto.com - ON ROAD SPEEDO /
NOT A SINGLE Dyno TEST
ON OPTION AUTO VIDEOS
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 Série 1 M Coupé VS M3 E46 accélération (Motorsport)
Comparatif entre la nouvelle Série 1 M Coupé et la M3 E46.
La jeunesse n'a aucune pitié pour les ancêtres...
Série 1 M Coupé
Moteur : 6 en ligne biturbo
Puissance : 340 ch
Couple maxi : 45,9 (51,0 avec overBoost)
Poids : 1 495 kilos
Moteur : 6 en ligne atmo
Puissance : 343 ch
Couple maxi : 37,2
Poids : 1 495 kilos
Essai à retrouver le 21 mai dans le magazine Motorsport.