AC Schnitzer’s development of a BMW 1M coupe tuning program is underway. They join tuners such as Revozport, Kelleners Sport, TechTec, and others who have sought to put their own custom touches on the small monster M. That so many tuners are developing parts for a short run car such as the 1M coupe is a testament to its appeal as a true enthusiasts’ car.
GTspirit was recently invited to AC Schnitzer’s design and work shop to observe head designer Michele Vindante working on the AC Schnitzer … CONTINUED
Revozport, the manufacturer of functional and cosmetically enhancing aero parts for high end vehicles the likes of Ferraris and Lamborghinis, has announced the development of a complete aero kit for the BMW 1M coupe.
The carbon fiber kit will include a full set of body replacement and add-on parts, including:
Front splitter with integrated brake cooling ducts
Light weight hood with functional cooling vents
Complete carbon replacement roof (stick-on also available)
Sunglass giant Oakley held an Mfest meet at its headquarters this past Saturday. Mfesters showed up in good numbers and there were lots of M machinery (and plenty of non M cars) for everyone to ogle. Check out some event photos inside.
It was bound to happen, but we didn’t expect to see a 1M accident this soon. This 1 of only 80 BMW 1M coupes total (and first delivered in country) for the Korean market was recently involved in an accident. What’s worse is the car belongs to 1addicts member eztonyc.
The damage will require some moderate bodywork, but it hopefully does not have any substantial frame damage. With worldwide 1M production numbers being only in the low thousands at most, it would be a real shame … CONTINUED
1addicts member and photographer TOMiRRi has an affinity for shooting the BMW 1M apparently as this is his second photo shoot (he previously photographed a black 1M). He only needs to shoot an Alpine White 1M in order to complete the trifecta, and we look forward to seeing that.
And yet another great 1M delivery experience, this time at the BMW Performance Center. 1addicts member carchrism5 shares his 1M journey with us – from ordering to the PCD finale. Experience it vicariously through his images and words inside.
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The M Power Driving Experience took place for M VIPs at the Goodwood Race Circuit recently. Everything from 1M Coupes to an X6M, with ex Le Mans / F1 driver and presenter of Fifth Gear Tiff Needell were present to make it a memorable experience. 1ADDICTS member Aussie_in_London was in attendance and shares his experience with us.
This was Aussie_in_London’s introduction to the most powerful letter in the world and all the more better for it than at one of the most historic race circuits … CONTINUED
Our 1ADDICTS community has put together an ongoing and updating list of known open 1M allocations and cars, available for order and purchase. This should prove to be a helpful resource for those of you still searching for a 1M coupe.
If you know of any open allocations or available 1M coupes, please feel free to add to the list.
Kelleners Sport has come to market with the first full BMW 1M performance and aerodynamic program, dubbed the “KS-1S”. The 1M already had plenty of show and go, but Kelleners 1M kit has put its touches on each aspect. Highlights:
KS Power SW bumps output up to 410hp and 405lb-ft torque
Weight to power ratio drops from 4.4 (factory) to 3.8 kg per hp
Kelleners Sport rear silencers with four 83 mm tail pipes
Autoexpress comes in with some exciting confirmation from BMW M GmbH’s new managing director Dr. Friedrich Nitschke – the M2 is in the works. But that’s not all… a ‘revolutionary’ new M3 is in development and discussions are underway about a possible Lamborghini Aventador rival supercar!
The M2 will be based off BMW’s F22 platform (Autoexpress uses ‘F21′) and will be based on the upcoming 2-series / 2 series coupe (BMW has plans to rebadge its small coupe model as 2-series beginning the next generation) due in … CONTINUED
Here is a video recap of the very first M Festival and BMW’s 2nd place finish in the 24 Hour Nurburgring race. M Festival festivities took place next to the race track and included three days of fun for M enthusiasts, including M Night, M Coros, M Fan Flight, and M Party. Check out some video highlights inside.
The 2012 BMW M5 made its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed which is taking place this week in the UK. Along with the F10 M5 was the 1M coupe on display, as well as a bevy of other BMWs and other generally cool cars.
BMW’s new series of MPowered Performance videos have been a real hit so far. Part 1 saw the BMW 1M drifting precisely through concrete walls cut to the shape of the 1M. And now the theme of precision handling continues in Part 2, which is based atop the world’s highest helicopter landing pad. Thats enough said, watch the video below!
Sabine Schmitz might be out of Ring Taxi duty, but she can’t seem to let go off BMW M models. For the German car show TURBO, Sabine reviewed the 1-series M Coupe, and if it can live up to its marketing claims.
Even if you don’t understand German you can see what a blast she had. Or, in her own words: “The 1M makes you wanna drive fast.”
Perhaps the most highly anticipated BMW 1 Series M Coupe review has finally just aired – in episode 1 of Top Gear’s newest season (Season 17). Jeremy Clarkson takes the helm of the 1M coupe in the review and absolutely loves the car, calling it a brilliant brilliant car! It’s also put into the hands of The Stig for runs around the Top Gear track.
How did the 1M do in the performance measures? Well, it only managed to outdrag the Cayman R and Lotus Evora and … CONTINUED
A 1addicts member was lucky enough to prepare for his 1M delivery later this year by attending the BMW M Drive Tour on the Fontage Track in the south of France near BMW’s Miramas test track, courtesy of his gracious dealer. Many varieties of M were available for the tour including multiple 1M coupes, M3, X6M, etc. Check out his on track experience via videos and photos.
Insideline assembled a great little gathering of several cars from BMW’s small M-car lineage for some reflection as to how we have arrived at the 1M coupe and how the spirit of each car compares. Great read.
Jason Cammisa of Automobile gives his strong opinion of the 1M coupe and bags on non-manual M3 drivers at the same time. Video contains some nice 1M hoonage as well.