Rumor of the day comes from a member of 1Addicts who misteriously managed to get his/her hands on a screenshot showing the power for the upcoming BMW 1 Series M Coupe.
While the 340 horsepower figure has been thrown around for a while now, the latest rumor shows an US model of the 1M producing 445 horsrpower, significantly above the 414 ponies found under the hood of the M3.
This intriguing screenshot of a chart listing different BMW models, shows the engine code for the 1M as being “N54B30T0″ with 340 horsepower for the EU model and 445 for US.
In our opinion, this is simply a typo or a mistake in the numbers listed. With the new 1M production running only for 12 months, we find it highly unlikely that BMW would test two different models, since the different power output will require that.
Also, it is hard to believe as well that BMW will place the 1M above the current M3, confusing its US customers and undercutting their best super sporty premium automobile.
More on this shortly!