M-Power.com just released an interview with Albert Biermann, Head of Development BMW M, giving away some more details on the 1 Series M Coupé
1M coupe first drive impressions continue to roll in. Edmunds was also part of the select group participating in the BMW 1M coupe prototype preliminary drives. Their initial impressions inside.
Select journalists were recently provided near production ready 1M coupes to test drive and review. Motortrend has now weighed in with their first drive impression, calling the 1M’s high level of control and cornering a level that seems impossible outside the virtual world of Sony’s Gran Turismo! Read on…
Video to Part 2 of the 1M strip tease has been posted on M-power.com. The uncovering was conducted by the General Manager Marketing BMW France. Not much more is revealed, but it’s interesting to see the environment in which the uncovering takes place. Looks like onlookers were free to photograph as they pleased.
The next stage of the BMW 1M Coupe tease has been officially revealed on the M-power.com site. Seen clearly in these official photos are parts of the rear bumper and fender. Also new in the photos are the camouflaged headlights, which cover the life cycle impulse (LCI or “facelift”) headlights which were seen on the ActiveE photos we recently posted. There may be additional info or video posted shortly or sometime this week, so stay tuned.
More photos of the next stage of the 1M coupe reveal (coming tomorrow) have been posted. The LCI headlights are now exposed with some camouflage tape and the rear quarter bumper/fender is seen clearly in these photos.
An 1addicts member was recently in Munich when he spotted this 1M coupe. We’ve seen many camouflaged 1M coupes in the past but what makes this one interesting is its color – blue. Stay tuned as there’s rumors that the next stage of the 1M reveal may be imminent.
New BMW 1M info and images have slowed, but Gerald Alvarez’s renditions of the upcoming 1 series M have not. Here is his latest impression of the future BMW hot coupe.
David06M3 just returned from a visit to M-Division and brings some 1M news. The 1M will be a limited production of only 2,700 units, come in only 3 colors – Alpine White, Jet Black, Valencia Orange. Manual transmission only has also been confirmed. Image by Gerald Alvarez (of course).
Gerald is exhibiting his artistry once again with this 1M Coupe in Alpine White render. We hear he is working on a black 1M Coupe next. At this rate, we’ll have previews of the 1M Coupe in every color prior to their actual unveils
Alpine325ci is at it again, this time producing an absolutely gorgeous wallpaper render of the upcoming 1M Coupe, set inside a tunnel at high speed. The 1M in the image looks spot on based on all that we’ve seen of the 1M Coupe so far!
Our resident photoshop wizard, Gerald Alvarez, has again produced some great renders to share with the Bimmerpost community. These are of the upcoming1M Coupe – front and rear view. Check out the stunning renders inside!
Concensus is that the 1M Coupe will be powered by the N54 motor, but BMW has not officially announced this yet, nor has anyone seen under its hood to confirm. But, here is good visual proof of the N54 Motor, based on the sighting of the N54′s twin center catalytic converters (N55 does not have these center cats).
Try as they may, BMW can’t manage to conceal every last bit of the car that they are holding off on revealing. We have now spotted the 1M mirrors, carbon fiber diffuser/rear valence, and potentially an aggressive hood design. Scott26 also confirms a carbon fiber roof.
The N54 (and not N55 as originally planned) has been confirmed to power the 1M. Rest assured, this won’t be your average N54 motor from BMW’s standard models, but a tweaked version expected to deliver more power than the already tweaked version in the “is” models.
BMW didn’t reveal much info on the 1M this past Friday, but notable confirmed details include its color (Valencia Orange Metallic, a new exclusive color), transmission (manual 6-speed only), and the wheels to be M3 competition wheels. Other info include that the front air intake, sideskirts, and rear view mirrors are all very similar to the M3′s.
Forum member elfhearse has provided the best undercarriage photos yet of the 1M Coupe. From these photos it’s easy to see the M limited slip differential with its large cooling fins, as well as the M suspension bits. This car is very much ///M.
Only 1/4 of the 1M Coupe was actually revealed at Oktoberfest, but Bimmerpost members are masters of details and imagination. The very observant member Shinobi has spotted what looks to be the edge of a front fender vent peeking out from under the cover.