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BMW 1-Series M Coupe Offers a Fleeting Look 10
Posted by Alex Ion in 1-Series M Coupe, Andy Priaulx, Automotive News, Autosport Awards, BMW, Coupe, Kay Segler, Upcoming Events, WTCC on 12 10th, 2010

After a series of teasers that had enthusiasts restless with anticipation, BMW has finally released a video that gives a full glimpse of the 1-Series M Coupe. The vehicle had a quiet unveiling at the Autosport Awards ceremony in London, with Dr. Kay Segler and WTCC driver Andy Priaulx present.

The video that was released gives an extremely short glimpse of the full body of the coupe, and BMW is continuing with the ‘top secret’ policy that they have sustained so far.

An earlier statement from the company had stated that the 1-Series M will weigh approximately 1500 kg (3,307 lbs) and that the chassis, braking system and rear differential used on the vehicle would be similar to the M3.

The car will have a 3.0-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder engine powering it, with 340 bhp (254 kW / 345 PS).

This will be connected exclusively to a six-speed manual transmission, which will enable it to accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than five seconds.

The car will be shown to the world at the North American International Auto Show. A full media report is expected to be released soon.


(Via WCF)

BMW 1 Series M Coupe Details Released 14
Posted by Alex Ion in 1-Series M Coupe, Automotive News, BMW, M Coupe, Upcoming Events, V8 model, Z4 sDrive 35iS on 10 14th, 2010

BMW has come out with more information about the 1 Series M Coupe, which is touted to be the one that will bring back BMW’s distinct style back to the market. The model will be shown to the public at the Detroit Motor Show in December, say sources. This is much awaited by hardcore BMW fans who were disappointed with the look of the previous offering, the V8 model.

Technical details for the car are that it has a 340-hp version of the twin-turbo 3.0-liter six that is from the Z4 sDrive 35iS. Weighing about 3,300 pounds, the car functions through a six-speed manual, which is a change from M3 GTS that had a dual-clutch gearbox.

Reports say that the car will be priced in a range between the existing 135i and M3, which means it would cost around $45,000. More details will be emerging in the lead up to the Detroit Show.

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BMW 1-Series M Coupe Offers Sneak Peek with a Teaser (Video) 8
Posted by Alex Ion in 1-Series M Coupe, 6-Cylinder, Air Vents, Automotive News, BMW, Rear Spoiler, teaser, Veil on 10 8th, 2010

We have been hearing a lot about the BMW 1-Series M Coupe. The car even made it to the Paris Auto Show, but had quickly drove away leaving us to wait in anticipation again. The latest is that a set of pictures – teasers in fact , have been  revealed. And, gosh, look at them, by any standard, they really fascinate us.

A black veil keeps almost all detailing away from our eyes, but the little we get to see makes us go for more. All we get to see is a wider track compared to the standard 1-Series we saw earlier. The teaser also reveals  air vents on the rear bumper, the outline of the undercover rear spoiler, and the previously spotted quad-exhaust. Nothing more!

We think the car will come sporting twin-turbo inline 6-cylinder boasting 350 PS (257 kW / 345 bhp) and could also come only with a 6-speed manual gearbox.  More teasers might be on their way. To get the car for real, we guess we need to wait till 2011. And that’s next year, so no worries.

Watch thevideo:

(Via WCF)

BMW 1-Series M Coupe Teaser Video Out Now 30
Posted by Alex Ion in 1-Series M Coupe, Ascari, Automotive News, Autostyle, bhp, BMW, cockpit, gearbox, mph., N54, premiere, PS, teaser, Track, turbo, video, Wheels on 08 30th, 2010

BMW has released another teaser video of the 1-Series M Coupe. Earlier this month BMW had released a cockpit video of the 1-Series M Coupe driving around the Ascari race track in Spain. It was reported that the car will be unveiled in December, before its world premiere at the 2011 North American International Auto Show.

Features that we can clearly make out from the latest video are the new wheels with that typical BBS-like design, quad exhaust tailpipes typical of modern BMW M cars, and of course the car also gets its own M styling.

As previous reports suggest, power will likely be provided by a twin-turbo N54 inline-six with at least 350 PS (257 kW / 345 bhp). It will be mated exclusively to a six-speed manual gearbox, which should allow the vehicle to accelerate from 0-60 mph in approximately 4.5 seconds.