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PSI Offers Up Unique Aftermarket Treatment for BMW 1 Series M Coupe 10
Aug
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, BMW, BMW 1 Series M, BMW 1-Series M Coupe, Precision Sport Industries, PSI, Tuners on 08 10th, 2012

Florida-based Precision Sport Industries (PSI), our long-time friends and one of our many official sponsors, is one of the latest aftermarket tuners to serve up unique ‘tuner’ cosmetic upgrades for the BMW 1 Series M Coupe.

As you may already know, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe had a limited run of vehicles this year where the production just ended this summer. Through tasteful creativity and a selection of virtuous aftermarket aesthetics, PSI was able to come up with a selection of custom parts to take the 1 Series M Coupe to new heights.

Trying not to lose the original character and demeanor of a vehicle as unique as the BMW 1 Series M Coupe, proves to be a challenge. The guys at PSI are always up to these challenges, which is why they went through a grueling process of selecting the best parts for this 1 Series M Coupe. The aftermarket add-ons consist of a BMW Performance Carbon Fiber trunk spoiler, black kidney gill, Slek Carbon Fiber front splitter, a Revozport 2×2 Carbon Fiber diffuser out back housing an Akrapovic Evolution titanium exhaust, BMW Performance Carbon Fiber side mirror covers, a BMW Performance Alcantara M steering wheel and a full set of KW Variant 3 coilovers to improve handling. Power output remains close to the BMW 1 Series M Coupe’s 335 horsepower but breaths a little better thanks to the Akrapovic exhaust.

PSI is eager to give the same treatment to other BMW applications and welcome you to visit them at precision-sport.com.

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[images: Justin Morrison]



Drive A New BMW 1 Series M Coupe for Free… On Your PC 4
May
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, BMW, BMW 1 Series M, BMW 1-Series M Coupe, video, video games on 05 4th, 2012

If you are a car enthusiast like me, chances are you have played your fair share of video games including the Forza Motorsport series, Gran Turismo series games, or even arcade style ones such as Need for Speed or Test Drive. Either way, many of these games have your favorite sports car that you can virtually drive on your big screen at home. BMW wants to give you the opportunity to do the same for specific M vehicles, primarily the new BMW 1 Series M Coupe, in a new free PC game.

The new BMW 1 Series M Coupe ACR racing game is an exclusive BMW Experience offered online via Autoclubrevolution.com. From the site, PC users are able to download, install and play the game along with their online friends and get the ultimate driving experience behind the screen of your computer wheel of a new BMW 1 Series M Coupe.

The video below demonstrates and summarizes what you should expect in this new game with levels of customization tailored for BMW vehicles. Enjoy The Ultimate Driving Machine!



BMW 1 Series M Coupe Literally Pushes Precision Driving to Great Heights 29
Jun
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, BMW, BMW 1 Series M, BMW 1-Series M Coupe, video on 06 29th, 2011

In the latest bit of propaganda to quench our thurst of that true automotive enthusiast passion that only a BMW can offer, BMW has literally pushed precision driving to even greater heights. As a follow-up to the previous “Walls” video, the all-new BMW 1 Series M Coupe attempts to push the envelope further by drifting around the world’s highest helipad. We are more than certain we have not seen the last of these exclusive videos for one car that has attempted to singlehandedly bring back that rawness that we once cherished in BMW M vehicles. Enjoy!

[source: BMW Canada Youtube]



Video: Motor Trend Tests New BMW 1 M Coupe against BMW M3 20
Jun
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, BMW, BMW 1 Series M, BMW 1-Series M Coupe, BMW M3, video on 06 20th, 2011

How often do you get to witness two machines that are considered to be benchmarks, from the same auto manufacturer, put to the test against each other? Luckily, the guys at Motor Trend attempt to make an amusing test-drive video of Bavaria’s latest iteration of nimble M cars to help us all decide which one is the ultimate performer.

What would your “ultimate driving machine” be… the new BMW M3 or the limited production BMW 1 Series M Coupe? Motor Trend has a new exclusive write-up and video of the two against each other in their own “humorous” test rendition. We are pleased to share the video portion of the test with you below. After watching you must make up your mind and let us know what your choice is by posting a comment below.

[source: Motor Trend]



How Well Does The BMW 1 Series M Handle? 9
Jun
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, BMW, BMW 1 Series M, Car Commercials, Kurt, video on 06 9th, 2011

In my driving instructor days, we usually ran an exercise teaching clients the basics of threshold braking (this was, after all, in the days before anti-lock brakes). I’d set up a braking chute, marked by cones spaced seven feet apart; that’s narrower than a standard traffic lane, but still significantly wider than most cars. What did I learn? At sixty miles per hour, even experienced drivers had a hard time judging the width of the braking chute, resulting in cones launch deep into the rattlesnake-infested infield. Good times, good times.

That makes the video below all the more impressive, if it’s real. You can’t judge the driver’s speed well, since there’s really no reference points, but trust me – he’s hauling ass. If he’s really got the talent to thread the needle through concrete walls in a crossed-up 1 Series M at warp speed, my hat is indeed off to him. Is it real or is it CGI? Watch the video below and tell me what you think.

Source: BMW Canada YouTube Channel



Gone In Less Than 52 Weeks: BMW’s 1 Series M 26
May
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, BMW, BMW 1 Series M, Kurt, News on 05 26th, 2011

BMW's 1 Series M. Image: BMW AG

When then-head of BMW’s M Division, Dr. Kay Segler, showed the 2011 BMW 1 Series M at this year’s North American International Auto Show, he referred to it as their “offer(ing) for the young enthusiast, which we need to cater for, because they would love to have something for which they can afford.” That’s a great sentiment, but the starting price for the 1 Series M was $47,010, before you began adding accessories. I haven’t seen many BMW’s on dealer lots that aren’t optioned to the hilt, and a well equipped 1 Series M can easily sticker over $52,000.I don’t know many “young enthusiasts” who would find a $50,000 car “affordable”, or even within reach once you factor the realities of rent (or mortgage) payments, student loan payments and the cost of food other than ramen and peanut butter.

Now comes word that BMW will cease production of the 1 Series M after the 2011 model year, and that less than 1,000 copies will be brought into the United States. In other words, BMW has given the car instant-collector-car status, the young enthusiast be damned. If you thought dealers were price-gouging before, or that the cars were hard to find, expect a whole new level of madness now. If you’re lucky enough to own one, then don’t even think about driving it: in 20 years, the car is likely to be worth more than your 401k.

Source: The Detroit Bureau, via Autoblog







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