BMW USA has just revealed the final version of the 1-Series M Coupe today at the Detroit Auto Show. Highly anticipated after the 1-Series tii Concept, which reflected on the glory days of the classic 2002 tii, the production ready M Coupe meets its hype. But don’t worry, BMW was sure not to call it the M1 to avoid mix ups with the classic mid-engined supercar produced in the 1970s.
Powered by the same N54B30 engine found in the E90/E92 335i and E60 535i, the 1er M-Coupe has been tweaked to 335hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. Matched with a 6-speed manual, the M-Coupe will get from 0-60 in 4.7 seconds and onto a top speed of 155 MPH. Blimey!
As with every other M-Car, BMW equips the 1er M-Coupe with an M-Drive button that sharpens throttle response for arse-sinking, face-ripping performance. Additionally, the suspension was tweaked allowing for a 2.8 increase in front track, as well as a 1.8 inch increase for the rear. And at 3,296 lbs, approximately 77 lbs lighter than the standard 135i, combined with BMW’s traditional perfect weight distribution, it’s obvious the 1 M-Coupe will be able to tear your face off when generating its g’s in the bends.
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– By: Chris Chin