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Schmiedmann shows off its 591HP 1M coupe replica with a supercharged E39 M5 V8 (S62) engine and other monster BMW builds.

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The 1M coupe was offered in only 3 factory colors, which left many wanting more color choices. This explains the trend of so many 1M coupes getting color makeovers in the aftermarket, usually by way of vinyl wraps.

This is one of my favorites so far – an 1M in Candy Grey Metallic. It looks terrific – flashy without being overly so and looks particularly good matched to its ActiveE hood (with hood bump/bulge).

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On a recent Saturday, 1ADDICTS members visited Manhart Racing GmbH in Wuppertal, near the Essen area in NRW (Western Germany).

The Chef/Boss & Technical Director of Manhart Racing GmbH, Christoph Erfurt showed us around the shop and exlpained in detail any questions we had of their various project cars. While Benedict Spohr the sales manager answered the “how much is THAT” questions.

The Manhart crew could not have been nicer to all ofus 1Addicts. It was a fantastic day with lots of cool cars to droll over. They … CONTINUED

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On July 21, 2012 the M Owners Club of Indonesia (MOCI) had their monthly event in Bandung, attended by 20+ M cars – ranging from 1Ms, M3s, E60 & F10 M5s, and M6. Seen at the event were many updates to members’ cars like a CRT front lip on the frozen gray M3, a couple done up 1Ms, and a 12″ ADV.1 on E90 M3. Looking forward for the next event! Video by Aryo and photos by Leonard of LEONARD ADAM Photography.

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Manhart Racing released its first 1M Coupe program last year – the 415 horsepower MH1 Biturbo, but the German tuner is back with an even more potent version – the 465 horsepower MH1 S-Biturbo.

The MH1 S-Bitrubo 1M features what Manhart calls its Stage 3 tuning program. The Stage 3 program bumps the 1M’s power up to 465 hp and 442 ft-lb torque via their ECU software tune, upgraded intercooler, oil cooler, carbon fiber air intake with carbon fiber piping, sports exhaust system, and downpipes.

The suspension is … CONTINUED

1M Coupe Gets Irie Green Makeover

07/15/2012 at 4:30 PM
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The 1M is a rather unique short-run car and apparently its owners think that it calls for a rather unique color, as seen in the several custom colors we’ve already see the 1M coupe in.

This one has been painted in Irie Green, fitted with 10mm spacers in the rear, lowered on Bilstein B16 PSS10 coilover suspension and powered by a lightweight titanium exhaust system.

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Listen to the fury that comes from the Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust system for the BMW E92 M3 coupe and 1M coupe. The video gives a great comparison of the different sounds achieved by each car with the Akrapovic exhaust.

1ADDICTS UK Ace Cafe 1M Meet Photos

06/24/2012 at 2:00 PM
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UK 1M owners from 1ADDICTS had their largest owners meet yet yesterday at the Ace Cafe. Over 18 1Ms were in attendance, along with a 1M 123d replica and a 135i.

Those in attendance have begun posting their photos and videos, so check them out inside.

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The very limited production M3 GTS may be difficult to attain, so Japanese tuner Studie has taken a slightly more attainable (though still exclusive) model, the BMW 1M coupe, and given it a M3 GTS look, complete with fire orange exterior paint, black wheels and the high rear racing wing from the M3 GTS. Modifications on the Studie 1M include:

- Fire orange (u94/2) paint
- BBS ri-d painted gloss black
- Matte black gts wing
- Matte black diff
- Akrapovic exhaust w/ cf tips
- Custom vented hood
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Earlier this month, BMW Car Club of America (BMW CCA) of Seattle held the annual Triple XXX Rootbeer BMW Event. Hundreds of BMWs were in attendance, of all models, years, and varieties.

We bring you some event photos inside.

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Headed by former Brabham Racing employees, Alpha-N is a company focusing on the development of carbon body components in addition to the maintenance as of all BT vehicles (Brabham Racing). Their latest creation is the 1M RS (based on the BMW 1M coupe).

It features a ventilated carbon hood, front fascia add-on carbon lower spoilers, carbon roof, carbon luggage lid spoiler and a carbon rear fascia diffuser.

For engine performance, Alpha-N offers basic upgrades which consist of a remapped ECU, new air intake and exhaust system, all … CONTINUED

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German car magazine Sport Auto hosts an annual event called the Tuner Gran Prix (or Tuner Wars as some call it). Nearly every major German car tuner attends, along with some smaller private teams. The atmosphere is more like a club racing event than a high stress professional race, with lots of rare and expensive cars thrown in!

Fastest car around the Hockenheimring track wins. And also they had a drifting challenge in the SACH’s curve right in front of the grand stands. It … CONTINUED

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415 HP (N54) 135i to 1M Conversion

05/30/2012 at 11:30 AM
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Bavaria Performance based in Munich, Germany has put together an impressive 135i to 1M conversion by way of the Prior Design 135i widebody kit and a full compliment of BMW Performance parts goodies and LCI facelift retrofit items.

The most interesting modification to us however, is the tachometer from the E90/E92 M3! Full list of modifications:

Prior 1er M Coupe front bumper
Prior 1er M Coupe rear bumper
Prior 1er M Coupe front fenders
Prior 1er M Coupe side skirts
Prior 1er M Coupe rear fender flares
BMW 1er M Coupe mirrors
BMW … CONTINUED

Event Photos from 2012 Bimmerfest

05/20/2012 at 11:10 AM
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BMW enthusiasts and tuners gathered for the 2012 Bimmerfest event yesterday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.

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The 2012 Eurofest took place this past weekend at the The New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey (where the Jets and Giants call home). Cars of all European makes and models were in attendance, but the scene appeared to be dominated by BMWs.

Check out the photo coverage inside, featuring hundreds of photos from the event.

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German tuner Tuningwerk transforms the already potent 1M Coupe into a 514hp monster, which they’ve dubbed the Tuningwerk 1M RS.

What they’ve done with the factory 335hp / 332lb-ft N54 engine is given it a ECU tune, modified its turbos, customized cooling system with additional secondary cooler, and replaced factory exhaust with custom titanium exhaust system. This all works to produce 514hp (521PS) and 453 lb-ft torque (614Nm) (from 2800 RPM). Top speed is 186mph.

Its transmission now has a 3.25 ratio (with 3.45 ratio available) and the … CONTINUED

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Powerbeast’s 1M coupe is no stranger to attention, having been featured as one of our BMWs of the month recently. But, it’s about to get as much attention as an 1M coupe can, having donned a Dakar Yellow coat as its newest wardrobe choice.

Dakar Yellow was last offered by BMW as a standard color for the Z3 M roadster/coupe but we still see it from time to time on late model BMWs from enthusiasts looking to give their cars a unique color, either by ordering it … CONTINUED

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We’ve seen some major conversions and projects from our 1 series owners and this is one of the best yet. One 1ADDICTS member has taken his E82 120d and converted it into a 1M-bodied car with the S65 V8 engine from the M3!!

In addition to the engine transplant, the car had to have custom bodywork on rear fenders, 1M body panels fitted, M3/1M suspension fitted, exhaust made to fit the new body, and 1M 19″ wheels. The icing on the cake was retrofitting the … CONTINUED