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BMW shows an undisguised 1-series M Coupé in official teaser video
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9 December 2010

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.

See the pics from the BMW 1-series M Coupe teaser video

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.

Read Autocar's development drive on the 1-series M Coupé

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.

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il sole 10 December 2010

Re: BMW 1-series M - first pics

dawesy wrote:
Hope it has 4 wheel drive option for the UK - It's been intersting watching BMW's in the snow we've had recently and they have been left at home by many in favour of the family clio run around!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11960723 - perhaps that might show you

blowerbentley 9 December 2010

Re: BMW 1-series M - first pics

Soon to be seen overtaking on the left on the motorway, no doubt.

Brava 9 December 2010

Re: BMW 1-series M - first pics

I would dearly love to see this car as a five door with M-DCT.

But I'd even settle for a five door 135i.

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