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Indonesian BMW owners are a hardcore bunch, so it’s no surprise that the M Owners Club of Indonesia turned out for the 1M coupe launch in Jakarta, with their M cars in tow of course. See inside for some great photos from the event at Eurokars BMW.

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Last week brought the first real life pics of the black sapphire metallic 1M and this week features the first live video of the 1M coupe, caught driving the streets in production form.

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Part 3 of the M-power.com 1M coupe features is up! This part continues to provide insight into the 1M’s chassis, suspension, and differential, and its great handling at high speeds. Check out the full feature inside.

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We are happy to share with our members the first real life photos of the 1M coupe in black sapphire metallic! After the first glimpse via Playboy, many of you have been waiting for a real life photo glimpse into the darkest 1M color. Although these are only two angles, more will surely be forthcoming as a black 1M is said to be on display at BMW Welt beginning March 2.

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The options pricing for the 1M coupe has been released today. Check inside for the full list.

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Here is part two of M-Power’s series of technical articles on the 1M. Following Part One which focussed on engine and transmission, this article centers around the suspension and limited slip differential.

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Word has come down to dealers that 1M coupe US allocations will begin next week, on February 16th. A disappointing bit of news for ED intent customers is that the european delivery orders will come out of dealer stock and cannot be reserved separately by the european delivery department.

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The valencia orange 1M coupe continues to make its rounds at the U.S. autoshows, this time on display at the 2011 Chicago Autoshow which kicked off yesterday. Although the valencia orange 1M has already been photographed often, these are the first photos showing the 1M coupe’s full undercarriage (by use of a full length under-mirror).

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We bring an update on the ongoing saga surrounding 1M availability/production figures. Since the 1M was first announced, BMW USA had stated that the 1M will be available ‘in limited quantities’, which prompted rampant rumor and speculation. We have recently received some some clarification from BMW North America on the matter.

The official word from BMWNA currently on the 1M availability is that will be “unlimited but hard to get.” We can confirm that the reason for this is due to the production capacity at the Leipzig … CONTINUED

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M-Power.com just released the first out of three articles about the technical details on the 1-series M Coupe. Here are the highlights at a glance:

“Newly designed piston rings are used in the engine. The two turbo chargers use turbines made from high tensile steel and will easily withstand temperatures of up to 1000 degrees Celsius.”

“The compact six-speed transmission with dry sump lubrication is a new development and has a weight of just 43 kg – much lighter than similar gearboxes.”

“Because the drive shaft is also … CONTINUED

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Here is a great compilation video of the 1-series M coupe performing its pace car duties at the recently concluded Daytona 24 hours race. The 1M has always looked great even stationary at autoshows, but takes on an even sportier persona when in motion. Check out the video inside.

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Ok, you cant see that much. Seems like the camera man drives a pretty fast car and the 1M pretty handly outpaces him :)