Report: BMW 1-Series M Coupe CSL could be a possibility

2012 BMW 1-Series M Coupe

We recently went up to Monticello New York to test drive the BMW 1-Series M Coupe (we’ll publish our first impression early next week) and were very impressed with the latest M model. So far, the car has been selling pretty well and BMW M’s brand manager in the United States tells that ‘enthusiasts are coming out of the woodworks to buy the 1 M Coupe.’

With all the buzz around the new 1-Series M Coupe, are we likely to see other variants? BMW product manager James Morrison says we just might.

Speaking to UK magazine CarDealer, Morrison said:

There is scope for a CSL version. This car has certainly generated a buzz. When we planned for this car we were cautious, but now there’s some hype surrounding the 1M so there’s clearly going to be some people looking at what we can do next.

M is the pinnacle of engineering so if there’s a CSL proposition or something really different that we could consider then we would. If there’s something special and unique we can do with it then absolutely we would.

It is reported that BMW is also looking into a convertible and hatchback variant as well.

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Refresher: The 2012 BMW 1-Series M Coupe is powered by a 3.0L inline 6-cylinder twin-turbocharged engine making 335-hp and a maximum torque of 332 lb-ft. Mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, the 2012 BMW 1-Series M Coupe goes from 0 to 62 mph in 4.9 seconds (0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds) with a top speed of 155 mph.Prices start at $47,010.

2012 BMW 1-Series M Coupe:

– By: Omar Rana

Source: CarDealer (via BMWBlog)