Currently reading: BMW teases 1-series M Coupe
Official BMW teaser pics show a 1-series M Coupe still under wraps in Paris
Autocar
News
1 min read
8 October 2010

BMW has released these teaser pictures of its new 1-series M Coupe in Paris.

The BMW 1-series M Coupe had at one-time been expected to be launched at the show last week, but instead BMW will official reveal what’s being regarded as the spiritual successor to the original BMW M3 in full at next year’s Detroit motor show.

See the teaser pics of the BMW 1-series M Coupe

The teaser images reveal the partially covered car’s wider tracks and lower ride height. Large M division alloy wheels equipped with Michelin tyres fill its bulging wheel arches.

The pictures also reveal the car’s quad exhaust pipes and new diffuser at the rear, as well as its revised front styling including a new front bumper and air intakes. The front headlights are still disguised with tape, however.

Read about Autocar's esclsuive first ride in the BMW 1-series M Coupe

It will be powered by a lightly modified version of the twin-turbo 3.0-litre straight six from the Z4 sDrive35iS.

The M Coupe will boast somewhere in the region of 350bhp in production guise — around 50bhp more than the 135i upon which it is based.

Transmission options include a six-speed manual and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Transferring drive to the road is a lightly tweaked version of the M3’s M differential.

See all the latest BMW 1-series reviews, news and video

Advertisement

Read our review

Car review

A final facelift for the rear-wheel drive BMW 1 Series, as it aims to take class honours from the formidable Audi A3 and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Join the debate

Comments
12
Add a comment…
disco.stu 8 October 2010

Re: BMW teases 1-series M Coupe

PRODIGY wrote:

RobotBoogie wrote:

Re the headline, how would you tease a 1 Series M Coupe?

You're really a Rover 35 underneath, aren't you?

That Focus RS is much faster for less money?

My MINI has more room in the back, you know?

Coffee over keyboard moment of the day, and a genuine L.O.L moment :)

Agreed.

i was going to try and think up a few of my own to join in the fun, but was too tired and had nothing to offer...

PRODIGY 8 October 2010

Re: BMW teases 1-series M Coupe

RobotBoogie wrote:

Re the headline, how would you tease a 1 Series M Coupe?

You're really a Rover 35 underneath, aren't you?

That Focus RS is much faster for less money?

My MINI has more room in the back, you know?

Coffee over keyboard moment of the day, and a genuine L.O.L moment :)

I like the idea of this car, but am at a loss as to why BMW bother showing teaser pics of this, as we all know it'll look like a 1 series with wide arches, big air intakes in the bumper, and possibly new detailing in the headlight unit. Was it really worth bothering paying a photographer to take the shots?

Freelance journo 7 October 2010

Re: BMW teases 1-series M Coupe

Ooh, I haven't a clue what it will look like from these pictures! Oh, please.