Another day and a new rendering of the BMW 1 Series M Coupe. One of the “hottest” subjects in the BMW world, the 1M saga will end in just a few months when BMW will host the world premiere at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2011.
Labeled by many as enthusiastic car for BMW purists, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe symbolizes the return of the M division to its core values: lightness, smaller size, incredible driving dynamics and pure connection between the driver and car.
As BMW M boss summed it up recently, the 1M can be labeled by a single word: Pure! And this is the statement that BMW M is looking to related to its fan base.
Most of the details around the 1M Coupe remain a mystery, including the much hyped and discussed powerplant. Even the color name has been omitted from official language. 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.
As seen in the rendering above, 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, but in a smaller overall package.
Power is rumored to be at least 345 horsepower produced with the help of a large, upgraded intercooler. Weight is rumored at 1,500 kg, but everyone hopes the official figure is lower.
Pricing is pure speculation at the moment, but a quick research on the existing base prices for the M3 and 335i, indicate that the 1M will fit somewhere around the $45,000 base price mark.
In the upcoming weeks, BMW will continue to slowly reveal the car and most likely the full unveiling and details, will become fair game sometimes in December.