New Photos: BMW 1 Series M Coupe – Interior Shots Included

1M | October 20th, 2010 by 9
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New photos of the BMW 1 Series M Coupe surface on the web. Part of a recent test drive that took place in Germany, a …

New photos of the BMW 1 Series M Coupe surface on the web. Part of a recent test drive that took place in Germany, a new series of photos have been released, including some more detailed interior shots.

As we mentioned before, the 1M features the Life Cycle Impulse treatment we will see on all the 1 Series Coupe and Convertible models beginning in January. The car will also get the LED treatment.

According to sources at BMW UK, no build limit has been set yet, but production will only run for a 8-9 month.

BMW 1M is powered by an engine based on N54 twin-turbo delivering 340 horsepower, 44 hp more than the standard engine in the 135i and 57 hp less than the naturally aspirated 4.0-liter V8-powered M3. Engine is matted to a six-speed manual.

New Photos: BMW 1 Series M Coupe   Interior Shots Included

Despite its looks closer to the 135i Coupe model, the new 1 Series M Coupe is almost an entirely different car. Almost every suspension part is different. The springs are stiffer and the dampers have less travel, the bushings of the trailing arms are changed from rubber to joint balls and some rubber ones are stiffer.

The suspension cannot be adjusted – also to keep the cost down. The front axle carrier is the same as in the 135i, but in the rear the one of the M3 is used.

The body is lowered by 10 mm (0.4 in) and the track is approximately 30 mm wider up front and between 30 to 40 mm wider at the rear. The brakes are completely different from the 135i Coupe with M Compound brakes.

Full details and official photos will be released in December with a January debut at the Detroit Motor Show.

  • Wayne

    Would be nice if this site actually cited the source so readers can see the responses by the BMW insider who posted it.

    Source: http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=444893

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      No need….Scott27/26 sends us the same news and posts them in other places too. Stop thinking that 1addicts is the only one that gets them. We sometimes don’t get enough to them to post cause they get posted in a forum which it’s easier. If you were our reader, you would know that we link every time we have to.

      Btw, we know more about Scott that many do…and get advanced info before anyone else..but that’s another story.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=588340695 Ted Spahr

    Hopefully sportier seats are an option. No bottom bolster at all. And the gauges…. Those are hideous and VERY un-BMW! Almost look like some cheap ebay aftermarket part. Apart from those 2 things, still can’t wait for this car.

  • Postas

    Did you mean: 34 hp more than the standard engine in the 135i and 80 hp less than the naturally aspirated 4.0-liter V8-powered M3?

  • StraightSix

    For how much longer do they intent to show this half covered car, it’s not like it’s going to a brand new car. They are hiding this bumpers like I don’t know what.

  • m3overthis

    can i not subtract two numbers properly?

    Is 414-340=57?

    If it is – wow. These numbers are spread out throughout the website – I have no idea why… Explanation ed?

  • Wooo hoo.

    Acceptable interior for the entry level Badge hunter. The upscale stuff needs to go into the more ‘sophisticated’ cars.

    Joe/Jane Public that’s buying this compact car just want the roundel to be clearly visible to their neighbors as they pull up to the driveway.

  • Wooo hoo.

    Lol, No LED Halos, a la the 5GT/F10, fitting for an entry level compact car

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=664229094 R.T. Elkin

    Slab sides. Freakin slab-sides.

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