With probably months away from its official unveiling, the new, very much so awaited BMW M1, or 1M as we hear some BMW executives lean towards, continues its usual test runs around Munich.
After countless of spy photos, today, we have the opportunity to see a close-up video of one of the most exciting BMWs released in the past few years, a true enthusiast vehicle that will run in a very short production cycle and which is shaping up to become a collector’s car in a few years.
Also, for the first time, the ridiculous wide rear-fender seen in the previous test mules are being replaced by what it seems to be the final production body design. And if that wasn’t orgasmic enough, have a look at the BMW M1/1M going around the Nurburgring track, but first, make sure you turn up the volume because the exhaust and engine sound are just….well, simply amazing.
The new M model is powered by an updated/upgraded N55 engine coming from the M Division. The 1,500 kg M1 also features a high performance intercooler and the output is said to be measured at 345 horsepower.
The engine is matted to an M-DCT transmission, but a manual option will be offered as well. As any other sporty car, the BMW M1 / 1M will offer the much-craved LSD (limited slip differentials).
Video by 1Addicts via Youtube