For those of you technical aficionados out there, here are the specifications for the new 1M. It shares the track of the M3, front and rear to the millimeter according to M Brand Manager NA, Matt Russell. Of note is the four inch shorter wheelbase than the 1M sports over the M3.

And for those of you that missed our comprehensive test drive of the 1M, here are some of our thoughts from the track:

“The 1M on the track is addictive. It’s a combination of great sounds, great chassis, and a thoroughly well matched powerplant to the car. It’s shorter wheelbase makes it just that much more nimble than larger cars and all of that torque, available almost off idle this will make the 1M a killer on any track with a surfeit of slow speed corners. This thing is nasty quick, it just digs hard out of the corners. Go wide open throttle and you’ll get the additional torque from the overboost function for about five seconds, enough to propel you headlong into the next corner.

bmw 1m specs1 655x308But it all comes back to how easy this car is to drive. It’s forgiving, sure footed, exceptionally quick, with a brilliant set of brakes and great steering and steering feel. If you ever intend to do track days (and especially if you’re a track day junkie) this car has to be at the top of the short list.”

If you’re still not convinced this is a true M car, have a look at the technical specs below.

Chassis and Suspension
Codification of Reference Gearbox –K
Gear RatiosI4.11
Reverse Ratio3.727
Final Drive Ratio3.154
Steering Type / RatioRack-and-pinion / 12.5
Front Brakes / Diameter– / mm / inchVent. Disc / 360 / 14.2
Rear Brakes / Diameter– / mm / inchVent. Disc / 350 / 13.8
Tire Type, Front245/35 ZR19 93Y
Tire Type, Rear265/35 ZR19 98Y
Tire Type, Front w. Sport Packagena
Tire Type, Rear w. Sport Packagena
Wheels, Front9.0J x 19 Light alloy
Wheels, Rear10.0J x 19 Light alloy
Wheels, Front w. Sport Packagena
Wheels, Rear w. Sport Packagena
Top Speedkm/h / mph250 / 155
Top speed w. Sport Packagekm/h / mphna
Acceleration, 0-60 mphs4.7
Acceleration, 0-100 Km/hs4.9
Fuel Economy, EPA Estimate – Citympg19
Fuel Economy, EPA Estimate – Highwaympg26
Fuel Economy, EPA Estimate – Combinedmpg21
Approximate Rangekm / miles475 / 300
Type / Cylinders / Valves per CylinderInline / 6 / 4 VANOS
Engine Management SystemBMW MS D81 Direct Injection
Induction SystemTwin turbo w/ overboost
Boost Pressure / Overboostbar0.8/1.0
Displacementcm³ / inch³2979 / 181.8
Strokemm / inch89.6 / 3.53
Boremm / inch84 / 3.31
PowerSAE hp / rpm335 / 5800
Torque *Overboostft lbs / rpm332 – 370* / 1500
Compression Ratio / Fuel type10.2 / Premium
No. of Doors / Seating Capacity-0.5
Vehicle Lengthmm / inch4373 / 172.2
Vehicle Widthmm / inch1803 / 71.0
Vehicle Height. Unloadedmm / inch1420 / 55.9
Wheelbasemm / inch2660 / 104.7
Turning Circlem / ft115 / 37.7
Track, Frontmm / inch1541 / 60.7
Track, Rearmm / inch1541/ 60.7
Width at Shoulderheight, Frontmm / inch1372 / 54.0
Width at Shoulderheight, Rearmm / inch1357 / 53.4
Effective Leg Room, Frontmm / inch1053 / 41.5
Effective Leg Room, Rearmm / inch816 / 32.1
Effective Head Room, Frontmm / inch962 / 37.9
Effective Head Room, Rearmm / inch943 / 37.1
Trunk Volume acc SAE1100ft³10
Fuel CapacityL / gal53 / 14
Curb Weightkg / lbs1495 / 3296
Weight Distribution Front/Rear%51.7 / 48.3
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)kg / lbs1930 / 4255
Payloadkg / lbs360 / 794
Axle Load Limit, frontkg / lbs940 / 2072
Axle Load Limit, rearkg / lbs1030 / 2271