BMW 1-Series M Coupe to debut in Detroit, no convertible planned

Photo Rendering: BMW 1-Series M Coupe

BMW recently invited out a bunch of selected media to test drive the new BMW 1-Series M Coupe – and we now have some details about the car that we didn’t know before.

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First things first – we’ve heard so far that the BMW 1-Series M Coupe will be powered by an upgraded version of the N55 engine from BMW”s M division making around 340-hp. Albert Biermann, the development chief of BMW M GmbH, told the press that the engine is the very same one that powers the Z4 35is. That 3.0L 6-cylinder unit makes 340-hp and 323 lb-ft of torque. With that in mind, 0-60 mph is expected to come in around the low 4 second range.

Another thing we learned from the guys at The Auto Channel, the BMW 1-Series M Coupe will debut at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show and will go on sale in spring 2011. Also, BMW has no plans to offer a convertible version of the 1-Series M Coupe. Production is expected to be limited to 2,700 units.

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– By: Omar Rana

Source: The Auto Channel (via AutoBlog)