BMW just released a set of high-resolution wallpapers showcasing the new 1 Series M Coupe. With the Valencia Orange paint and a bit of Photoshop help, the 1M stands out even more.
The aggressive front-fascia dominates the road, the side skirts emphasize the massiveness of the body kit and new air curtain gives the car an aerodynamic look.
The 1M is powered by the N54 twin-turbo powerplant that was enhanced by the M division engineers. The turbocharger system developed for the engine of the new 1 Series M Coupe maintains a high output throughout the entire engine speed range.
Maximum output of 335 hp (250 kW) is delivered at 5,900 rpm. Nominal peak torque is 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) from 1,500 rpm to 4,500 rpm. Redline is 7,000 rpm. The enhanced engine management system of the 1 Series M Coupe includes an electronically-controlled overboost function to briefly increase torque under full load by another 37 lb-ft (50 Nm). This temporary torque peak of 369 lb-ft gives the car a substantial increase in acceleration.
Pricing has yet to be announced, but we expect a base price around the $45,000 mark.