Autoblog.nl is the first magazine to drive the Kelleners version of the new BMW 1M.
The new “baby-M” from BMW went not only through some cosmetic changes, but also through a power upgrade. The 3.0 liter six-cylinder twin-turbo engine is tuned to 410 horsepower and 405 lb of torque. The car now sits on 20-inch light-alloy wheels and sports a front spoiler lip that helps with down force at high speeds. At the front, the 9×20-inch wheels are fitted with 245/30 high-performance tires while the rear axle comes with 10×20-inch wheels and 265/30 tires.
The 1M sports adjustable coilover kit tuned by Ralf Kelleners which ensures optimum handling on road and track.
The aerodynamic components of Kelleners Sport were designed to minimize wind resistance and ensure maximum down-force at high speeds. The MS front spoiler lip and the three-part MS grill insert made of electro polished stainless steel underscore the aerodynamic qualities of the car and create a supplementary visual impact. This does not affect the BMW air curtains, which improve the aerodynamics by channeling the air stream around the front wheels. Visually, the improved agility is accentuated by decorative strips on the bonnet, roof and side sills.
Inside, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe by Kelleners Sports has also undergone some changes, a new exclusive interior with luxurious leather trim was added to the offering.
The video below includes subtitles for those of us not fluent in Dutch.