While we’re having fun with our BMW 1M in Germany, we thought another review of the new “baby-M” might be in order. Automobile Magazine and Jason Cammisa give us an unusual, yet fun review of the 1M.
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Before jumping into the review, here are some of the 1M highlights previously reported. The 1M is not only a truncated M3 Competition Package with a manual, but also an E30 M3 soul successor.
The 1M is 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. Redline is found at 7000 rpm.
The development time of the engine was very short – engineers took only about a year to build it if not less, beginning in October 2009.
The US MSRP is $47,030, while the European Delivery pricing has been set at $43,830.