British racing driver, television presenter, former co-host of Top Gear and current co-host of Fifth Gear, Tiff Needell delivers a new video review of the BMW 1 Series M Coupe. The positive is once again nothing short of positive with Needell naming the 1M as the “enthusiasts’ dream”.
In the UK, BMW will offer 450 units of the 1M. The US customers will receive anywhere from 600 to 800 units by the end of this year when production stops. BMW sources stated that the company has no plans to continue producing the 1M in 2012 as well. Expectations are that an M2 model built on the next generation 1 Series will appear within five years.
BMW 1M is powered by the N4 twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter I-6 engine. For the 1M, the turbocharger, exhaust system, and ECU have been revised to produce 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque, though up to 369 pound-feet are available temporarily in overboost mode. Redline is found at 7000 rpm.
In the U.S., the 1M went on sale in May for a base price of $47,010.