HP Autowerks tunning plans for BMW 1M

1M | May 13th, 2011 by 11
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Santa Barbara tuning shop, HP Autowerks, takes deliver of the new 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe. But this is just the beginning for the …

Santa Barbara tuning shop, HP Autowerks, takes deliver of the new 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe. But this is just the beginning for the beautiful 1M Alpine White. The company plans to take the “baby-M” to the next level by turning it into a true racing car.

For starters, a new Borla exhaust system will be fitted to the car. The engine performance will be improved with the GIAC Performance Engine Software, but it’s unclear at the moment how many horsepower over the standard 340 the car will have. Other upgrades include a AST 4200’s w/custom SWIFT spring rates and camber plates. Even though the factory brakes are one of the best in any BMW on the market, HP Autowerks plans to upgrade them with the Stoptech Trophy Sport Big Brake System Front and Rear.

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Inside, the beautiful BMW seats will be replaced by a set of Recaro Leather/Suede Centered Pole Positions seats with matching stitching, turning the cockpit into a real racing car.

As more and more customers are taking delivery of their 1Ms, we expect to see an abundance of modified units on the road. We also anticipate that major tuning companies like Dinan will have their own 1M chip available on the market.

For those of you that would like to find out how the 1M handles on track, feel free to read our BMWBLOG 1M Test Drive.

[Photos: 1addicts ]

11 responses to “HP Autowerks tunning plans for BMW 1M”

  1. Roburado1 says:

     Photos from 1 addicts or the entire article?  Nice try passing something off as generated by your blog.

    • Horatiu B. says:

      And yet another “fan”

      • Roburado1 says:

        Wow the owner of this blog (you’re the owner right) resorting to name calling? Of course I didn’t expect an actual good answer to my comment other than defensive name calling. Looks like you’re quite a ‘fan’ youself… fanboys resort to name calling no?

        Seems like the blog is pretty desperate these days anyway so not surprised by your actions and acting like a fanboy yourself. And get off your high horse. You run a fan blog, not the NY Times.

        • Horatiu B. says:

          We are extremely “desperate”. And no, we dont run NY Times, but rather
          the No 1 BMW news site with lots of unique content and a very large
          number of readers. In a nutshell, a sustainable business.

          Now on the HP Autowerks issue, I’m sure the company didnt mind getting
          a free plug on the site. Essentially, free advertising.

          End of conversation, just the typical attacks from competitors.

          • Roburado1 says:

            No attack, just calling it as I see it. I run a Japanese car blog and hate seeing other blogs using “creative” sleazy linking and citing when sourcing from my site. That’s what you’ve done here amigo no matter how you want to justify it and no matter how big and “sustainable business” you claim to be.

            For you to dismiss what I’ve brought up here as just another attack from ‘competitors’ (which I’m clearly not) is just throwing up a smoke screen and doesn’t change the nature of what you did here. 

          • Horatiu B. says:

            All we did here was to give a tuning company a free plug.

            Next topic.

          • Angel S. says:

            What a useless comment. Clearly the site gave credit to the other one and I just went there and certainly was not a story, but rather a short list of mods. Good job bmwblog for helping small tuning shops with a plug that you didn’t have to do. 

            you guys rock and will always come back here, even though I tend to waste some time on bmw forums also. 

  2. Anonymous says:

    Cool post and i’m interested to see what the tuning shop could turn this “baby-m” into.

    Roburado1, in an opinionated point of view it seems unethical of you to say that you were not attacking this blog. Considering the fact that your ONLY posts on this blog were regarding the author “trying to pass something off” as his own work, and it is justifiable to say that your accusations are nontheless insignificant. One last note, I wasn’t aware that free advertising or giving a company a “free plug” like Horatiu wold say, is unprincipled.  

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