Earlier this month, M-Power.com invited six lucky customers from all-over the world to the Ring and let them experience and drive the new BMW M5 (see the video and our thread HERE). One of them was Benjamin Goh from Singapore. Judging from his enthusiastic comments in said video, there was little doubt that Benjamin was a true car enthusiast. M-Power.com visited him in Singapore and chronicled the event, which leaves no doubt he’s a car fanatic.
Just to name a few cars Benjamin owns, the following report … CONTINUED
Yet another excellent european delivery journal thread! But, the photos never get old and boy are there a lot of those in this journal, which features tons of bucket list level events and places to see.
Member ///M1 started with pickup at The Welt, followed by the ‘mandatory’ factory tour, and once done, a spirited 550+km drive North to Cologne, where for all 3 days he was hosted by the Scuderia Ferrari team in the Formula 1 Paddock during the German F1 Grand Prix at the … CONTINUED
Beautiful set of Alpine White 1M coupe photos from one of our 1ADDICTS members from down under. This 1M features modifications which provide a nice contrast to the white exterior — gloss black wheels, black grilles, carbon fiber mirror covers, and carbon fiber performance spoiler.
Our coverage of M cars from this weekend’s BMW M Experience at the Indianapolis MotoGP continues with the first exhaust clips of the F10 M5 safety car showing off its badass Akropovic exhaust system, the production F10 M5, and some more 1M safety car pics.
The videos below were taken during the M5 safety car’s police escorted drive from the race track to downtown Indianapolis, where it was shown off to BMW M Experience VIPs and passerbys.
The BMW 1M coupe will be a one model year run in most if not all markets, which means limited units will be around for all time. Good copies will get more and more rare as the natural elements take their toll, especially on those 1Ms parked outside. BMW is here to help with their outdoor car cover for the 1M, now released and available. Part # is 82 11 0 038 891. Stock is limited for now but a 1ADDICTS member … CONTINUED
Part 2 (and conclusion) of 1MGator’s 1M european delivery has been posted for everyone’s enjoyment. He capped off his european delivery adventure in grand and appropriate style by testing the merits of his new ride right where it was developed — on the Nurburgring track. Photos, video, and the experience inside.
Here’s 1ADDICTS member 1mGator’s 1M and european delivery story, documented well in his ED journal and photos. His story:
My love of BMW’s started in 1988 with the purchase of my E30 325ic. I loved that car and like many of you, I have had the pleasure of owning many of these wonderful cars through the years. In 2000, as a graduation present I gave my son the E30 and it served him well through 450,000 miles – he drives a 335i today and loves the … CONTINUED
We’re really hoping that this a joke by some bored 1M coupe owner because we can’t make sense of much of this build. The ironic thing? The Singapore plates on the car costs at least $100,000 USD! As they say, money cannot buy taste.
Words can’t really explain well what’s going on here, so see for yourself below.
1ADDICTS member MusclezMarinara shares some highlights of his recent BMW 1M Coupe Performance Center delivery trip with us via his PCD journal.
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Biglare took to the track with his modified BMW 1M coupe at OCRC for some evaluation of the performance enhancements from his ESS tune, KW V3 coilovers, Eisenmann Race full exhaust, HRE P43S wheels, and Toyo Proxes 1 Tires. His evaluation and some nice video and photos from the session can be found inside.
Autogespot has put together a beautifully produced video and photoshoot featuring the BMW 1M coupe, wearing Valencia Orange. Check out the 1M eye candy inside.
RevoZport claims a weight reduction of 60kg (132lb) from the entire kit, which is no insignificant amount of weight saved. It 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 below.
Front Splitter Brake Duct Kit
Trunk Lip Spoiler
The first dyno results and review of the ESS Directflash Stage 1 flash tune for the BMW 1M coupe are in. Based on using the standard 15-18% drivetrain loss the car stock is making about 370 HP and the stage 1 tune is making about 410 HP. Stage 2 of their tune is in the works. Dyno graphs and more feedback from member biglare can be seen inside.
Most reviews of the 1M coupe are the result of a short test drive. Perhaps more telling however, are the longer term reviews, such as Autoblog’s just published review. Their latest 1M review comes from a week’s worth of evaluation. Their 1M experience may have spanned a longer period than most test drives, but their words for the car are just as effusive. Here’s some of their notable praise for 1M coupe.
1addicts member and race car driver Advevo setup a showdown with a track prepped E46 M3 CSL this past weekend on the Nurburgring to show just what the 1M was made of when running live against the iconic M3 CSL. The results are impressive to say the least!
Video of the BMW 1M coupe making runs against the E92 M3, E36 M3 and the Z4 M coupe. See video inside for results.
If you want to fast forward, the comparisons are at the following times:
1M vs Manual E92 M3 – 1:06 mins
1M vs E36 M3 – 1:55 mins
1M vs Z4 M Coupe – 3:52 mins
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)