BMW also revealed today at the 2011 New York Auto Show a 1M model in the same Valencia Orange Metallic paint we have seen at previous US shows. While we were anxiously waiting to see the 1M in black, BMW decided to showcased once again the unique paint for the “baby-M”.

In the United States, the 1M has a base price of $47,010, including destination charges. As on all the other markets, BMW offers the 1M in three colors: Valencia Orange Metallic, Alpine White and Sapphire Black Metallic. The two metallic colors add an additional $550 to the base price. Inside, BMW only offers the Black Boston leather with orange stitching.

Two packages are available for the 1M, the Convenience Package with Anti-theft alarm system, Comfort Access, Park Distance Control (rear only) and Navigation System, and the Premium Package with Auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors, Auto-dimming rear view mirror, power front seats with driver seat memory, ambiance lighting, lumbar support, BMW Assist with Bluetooth, iPod and USB adapter.

Equipped with a BMW M-power twin turbo inline six-cylinder engine, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe is not only sporty, but also efficient: the average consumption is 24.5 MPG (9.6 liters per 100 kilometers). The engine is rated at 335 HP at 5900 RPM and 332 lb-ft of torque from 1500 to 4500 RPM. An additional 37 lb-ft of torque is available in temporary ‘overboost’ mode whilst under full load.

1 Series M will only be available with a six speed manual transmission which has been specifically designed to handle high torque output. The BMW 1 Series M Coupe runs in 4.9 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h.

The BMW 1M will arrive at dealerships next month, previewed by a series of press test drives at the Monticello race track. BMWBLOG and our own Hugo Becker will report live from the event. Then in June, we will be heading to Europe to pickup our own 1M in Valencia Orange at the BMW Welt.