EVO’s Chris Harris took a ride aboard the new BMW 1 Series M Coupe. While BMW has yet to allow automotive journalist to drive the new M, they graciously provided a professional driver to showcase the abilities of this new “pure M”.

Compared to the previous released footage, this one features an interesting dialogue between Harris and the BMW driver.

Some takeaway points from their discussion: the 1 Series M Coupe might go around the Nurburgring track in 8 minutes 7 seconds and the engine has been tuned up by upgrading the exhaust and remapping the engine.

BMW is still being very private when it comes to revealing the real power numbers, but everyone hints to 340 ponies coming from the N54 or N55 tuned up engine. Our source points out to the N55 as the engine used.