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The ever impressive BMW 1M coupe has placed 3rd in the 2011 EVO Car of the Year awards, behind only the Porsche GT3 RS and McLaren MP4-12C. Not bad at all considering those cars are each at least three times more expensive than the 1M coupe!

The 1M coupe also beat out a list of some of the best sports cars available on the planet today, including: Porsche Cayman R, Renaultsport Megane 265, Trophy, Lotus Elise Club Racer, Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, Jaguar XKR-S, Ferrari FF, BMW … CONTINUED

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Matt Farah, of The Smoking Tire and The Car Show, finally gets his turn in the BMW 1M Coupe.

He calls it “just so damn good to drive” and is destined to be a collector’s car and future classic. Catch the video inside for why he thinks so…

H&R BMW 1M Coupe Debuting at SEMA

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H&R has assembled a showcase BMW 1M Coupe for this week’s SEMA show and it’s an exercise in restrained tuning. Keeping it simple and classic (vintage even), this project 1M is limited to a few high-end performance parts

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Check out this first matte finished BMW 1M coupe! It’s been wrapped in a matte gray Lamborghini color and the wheels have been sprayed Nogaro Silver for a darker gunmetal effect to match the new gray color of the car.

The changes don’t end there however, as the interior has been fitted with a full racing roll bar. The 1Ms already great handling is also being upgraded with a set of Grand Am coilovers. Be sure to subscribe to the thread for future build … CONTINUED

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Tiff Needell of Fifth Gear pits the two 335bhp little german beasts head to head in this latest comparo featuring the BMW 1M coupe against its direct rival. Joining Tiff in the battle is Mark Higgins

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Revozport has released real life images of its BMW 1M coupe Raze Kit. RevoZport claims a weight reduction of 60kg (132lb) from the entire kit, which is no insignificant amount of weight saved. That figure improves the 1M coupe’s power-to-weight ratio from 9.8lb/hp to 9.36lb/hp.

Parts list, details, photos, and pricing are detailed inside.

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Couldn’t make the 2011 Frankfurt IAA? Now problem. Dackelone brings it to your screen with this MEGA gallery featuring both BMWs and non-BMW. Load up the thread and grab a snack, as this one may take a while to load ;)

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Every year, the crew at IND makes their annual pilgrimage to Germany not to simply take a trip or take a vacation, but to remember why they work at IND – to reaffirm their commitment and love for sports cars.

As before, this year’s trip took them from Eisenmann’s Stuttgart based manufacturing facility, to the Frankfurt IAA, to the Nurburgring. Check out the German automotive adventure they have along the way in their excellent journal inside.

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M-power.com has posted a feature on the world’s first and only exclusive BMW M dealership – located in Singapore. Follow the feature inside.

The plan was to raise the number of BMW M automobiles sold in Singapore tenfold – and that in only two years.

Both BMW Group Asia and Anthony Chan, Managing Director of Munich Automobiles in Singapore, believed in the potential of BMW M in the world of high performance cars.

As such, work began on the implementation of a concept that was unique in the world … CONTINUED

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Official preliminary specs on the Akrapovic exhaust systems for the BMW 1M Coupe have finally been released by Akrapovic, at the 2011 Frankfurt IAA. There are two exhaust systems available – an axle back and a cat back system. The preliminary figures indicate a +15hp / +19Nm tq gain, with a 16kg weight reduction over the factory 1M exhaust system. Videos, pics, specs are inside.

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German tuning company Manhart Racing has now unveiled its MH1 Biturbo, which showcases their 1M coupe customization program.

The Manhart 1M coupe generates 415hp via an ECU software tune, custom exhaust system (3,799 euro) with stainless steel silencers (1,890 euro), and downpipes (799 euro).

To compliment the extra performance, the 1M has been given more a aggressive look with a full aero kit. The aero kit includes a carbon fiber front splitter, rear diffuser, and mirror covers.

The wheels are Concave One forged wheels – 9x20F and 10.5x20R. The … CONTINUED

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Many of our 1M owners are taking advantage of BMW’s european delivery option and reporting back with great stories and gorgeous photos of their experience.

Member djafactor has just posted his euro delivery journal which takes us on his 8 days ED trip with his 1M and father as co-pilot. Along the way they meet a lead 1M engineer, hit the Geslar Pass, Innsbruck, through the South Tyrol mountains, drove Furka and San Bernadino Pass, and drove the Nurburgring. You can experience djafactor’s … CONTINUED