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1M Coupe MDM and M Buttons Explained

12/15/2010 at 9:30 AM
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There has been some confusion as to how the 1M coupe’s M-Drive and MDM are triggered, and whether that changes with iDrive or not. We have put together a primer on how they work exactly and what the buttons accomplish respectively.

Unlike the M3 and M5/6, the M-button on the steering wheel (red circle) is not programmable. It’s always set to trigger a sharper throttle response mapping (comparable to the POWER button in the E9x M3), and nothing else.

The M Dynamic Mode aka MDM cannot be programmed … CONTINUED

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Skiddmark has shared this great in studio video of the 1M coupe, featuring a live rotating view of the 1M as well as some motor revving action! Video inside – listen to the 1M being revved at 1:52 and 4:12 marks of the video.

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The 1 series M coupe is said to complete the Nurbrugring lap in 8:12. For comparison, this is 10 seconds faster than E46 M3, same time as Z4 M-coupe, 7 seconds slower than the E90/E92 M3, and 22 seconds slower than the E46 M3 CSL.

1M Coupe Versus Cayman S and TT-RS

12/11/2010 at 10:40 AM
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BMW has posted a useful comparison chart of the 1M coupe versus the Audi TT-RS and Cayman S which shows that the 1M stacks up favorably against two cars which are significantly more expensive in price (both nearly $20k higher in price). The 1-series M coupe ties the TT-RS for highest horsepower, and leads in the torque and power-to-weight ratio categories. Check out the full comparison inside.

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Talk of next 1-series M already?! Now that the 1M has been revealed, Scott26 has already turned to talk of the future of the 1M (or M2 as it may be called), as well as the M-Division’s future, which may bring more track/performance focused 1M and M3 special models, as well as potential Z4M and X3M models!

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The 1 series M coupe color we have seen throughout BMW’s marketing teasers and the official release info is Valencia Orange. It’s certainly attention grabbing, if not also somewhat polarizing. The other two colors currently offered is Alpine White and Black Sapphire Metallic, which can be seen currently on BMW’s visualizer, as well as these great renders by a Bimmerpost member.

Gorgeous and Informative 1M Catalog

12/10/2010 at 12:08 PM
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In case you didn’t spot it on BMW’s 1 series M coupe visualizer minisite, here is the gorgeous (and informative) 1M coupe catalog in digital format for download. Read through it and it will be clear to most that this isn’t merely a 135i with an M badge attached.

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The 1M Coupe Visualizer is now available on BMW.com, including a virtual look at the 1M in black and white. In addition to the 360 degree visualizer, there is a complete set of 1M design and technology highlights for you to explore.

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In our official BMW 1-Series thread you can already find all the information and PDFs surrounding this car, as well as a bevy of wallpapers that were released with the official annoucement of the car. We’ve now added a second set of 14 new wallpapers perfect for your desktop wallpaper. Click through to enjoy!

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It’s finally here (officially)!! BMW has unveiled the 1-series M Coupe along with official specs, press release, and photos. Full details INSIDE. 335HP, Widebody, find out all the details!

Official BMW New Vehicle Press Release