The AutoChannel: BMW 1 Series M Coupe First Drive

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BMW 1 Series M Coupe reviews continue to come in. Next, The Auto Channel shares their driving impressions of the upcoming BMW 1 Series M …

BMW 1 Series M Coupe reviews continue to come in. Next, The Auto Channel shares their driving impressions of the upcoming BMW 1 Series M Coupe.

What is in a name?
The new M model will definitely be dubbed 1 Series M Coupe. Quite a mouthful, so we asked why not call this M version of the 1 Series an M1, just like the M3 or M5?

Fact is, that it has everything to do with the original M1, the only BMW ever with a mid engine, that was built between 1979 and 1981. The name M1 therefore, should be reserved for the iconic sports car. But, we question Mr. Biermann: “Since it is so long ago, why care. Who would be confused? Not us, nor the young customers you want to attract with this new M model, who probably were not even born? Why does BMW use this existing engine and not develop a real M-power plant, you would ask It is because the car has to be affordable. According to Albert Biermann is this strategy based on cost and development. “But the Z4 35is is very fast and you will experience how fast this One is, ” he says. We also talked about a real M1, which in his opinion should have at least 70 hp more than the fastest model of the series, in this case 300 hp of the 135i. So, may be it is better to consider this an M-tuned variant…

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