Evo Magazine brings a new video review of the 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe. The respectable and popular UK magazine took the 1M for a spin during the press drives that took place last week. For the UK market, BMW will offer 450 units of the 1M, each one of them carrying a plate to emphasize the “limited edition” of the baby-M. The US customers will receive anywhere from 600 to 1,000 units by the end of this year, and recent reports confirm that the production will end in 2011.
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As we have seen with all the reviews so far, the new BMW 1M is being highly praised once again. The “baby-M” speaks to the true enthusiasts and its comparison to the E30 M3 becomes even more relevant. Recent speculation say that BMW might extend the 1M beyond the standard version and a new 1M CSL might be in works.
2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe powered by the N4 twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter I-6 engine. For the 1M, the turbocharger, exhaust system, and ECU have been revised to produce 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque, though up to 369 pound-feet are available temporarily in overboost mode. Many journalists believe the 1M can hold its own against the almighty M3.
Let’s have a look.