German tuner a-workx unleashes an exciting package for the BMW 1M. The tuning specialists are giving the 1M not only a significant power upgrade, but also enhanced looks while shedding pound of the 1M’s weight.
The “Mighty” 1M comes equipped with a carbon roof that saves about six kilograms in weight. The CFRP roof (2,975 euro) also gives the car a more exotic look, reminding us of the M3 Coupe.
Besides the roof, the 1M gets the an exhaust system from Akrapovic (5,300 euro), along extremely light forged wheels from BBS and a modified brake system. All of these reduce the weight by 80 kilograms. The flap control of the exhaust system can be operated from the inside by pushing a button and allows for quick adjustment of the volume based on the the current driving situation.
Its 19-inch rims Type BBS RI-D cost 8,092 euros, and are 15 kilograms lighter than the standard wheels. In conjunction with the Clubsport suspension from KW (4,100 Euro including support bearing), a-workx promises a significantly more agile driving behavior and higher cornering speeds.
The six-cylinder engine also goes through a tuning process and receives a larger intercooler, optimized air intake, sports catalyst and the already mentioned Akrapovic exhaust system, all accounting for 435 hp and 550 Nm of torque.