Roadfly TV: 2011 BMW 1M Coupe Test Drive

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Shannon McIntosh, the American auto racing driver and host of Roadfly TV, delivers a video review of the BMW 1 Series M Coupe. Shannon talks …

Shannon McIntosh, the American auto racing driver and host of Roadfly TV, delivers a video review of the BMW 1 Series M Coupe. Shannon talks about some of the differences between the 1M and the 135i Coupe, and also about what makes the 1M so special.

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.

Roadfly TV: 2011 BMW 1M Coupe Test Drive

BMW 1M is powered by an engine based on N54 twin-turbo delivering 340 horsepower. Engine is matted to a six-speed manual.

The limited edition 1M sold to 740 U.S. customers at a base price of $47,010.

Let’s have a look and if you’re one of the few lucky owners of an 1M, feel free to upload your photos in the comments section below.

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