BMW has shown its new 1-series M Coupé undisguised for the first time in an official teaser video.
These screen grabs are from the video posted on YouTube, where different parts of the car were revealed briefly, including its front three quarters and a head-on shot, as well as details such as its alloys, M badging and starter button.
Albert Biermann, the man behind its development has said the M Coupé will boast somewhere in the region of 350bhp from its twin-turbo 3.0-litre straight six from the Z4 sDrive35iS — around 50bhp more than the 135i upon which it is based – and it will be mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.
Transferring drive to the road is a lightly tweaked version of the M3’s M differential.
With a kerb weight that, Biermann says, undercuts the 135i’s 1455kg and closely stacked ratios, acceleration is not too far from the supercar league. It has a target 0-62mph time of 5.0sec, placing it 0.3sec inside that quoted for the 135i.
M division has focused much of its attention on the chassis, as evidenced by its wider tracks and lower ride height.