Oktoberfest 2010 was the host of the semi-unveiling of the new, exciting BMW 1 Series M Coupe. Most of the details around the 1M Coupe remain hidden, but we did learn that, for example, the unique orange metallic paint will be an exclusive color for the M car, and in Dr. Kay Segler’s words, “This paint will make history” and be remembered for its unique, stylish appeal.
Our photos show the expected forged aluminum suspension components, quad exhaust system, limited slip rear differential (with heat dissipating vanes), underbody aero and heat shielding.
The new 1M Coupe’s track is much wider than that of the 135i. We believe the new 1M Coupe’s track may be as wide or even wider than found on the current M3 Coupe.
Details around the powertrain remain a mystery and BMW is not ready at the moment to make an official statement. We at BMWBLOG believe that it is based on the N54 twin-turbo engine and was further developed by the M Division. Power is rumored to be at least 345hp produced with the help of a large, upgraded intercooler. Weight is rumored at 1,500 kg, but our fingers are crossed it will shave a few pounds more. Even though not confirmed through an official statement, our sources indicated that the BMW 1 Series M Coupe will be equipped only with a 6-speed manual transmission.
In the next weeks, BMW will continue to slowly reveal the 1 Series M Coupe through a series of new videos and teaser photos.