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09/14/2011    11:45 PM
COMMENTS: 181

The AC Schnitzer 1M Coupe has debuted at the Frankfurt IAA. The ACS 1M tuning program includes aerodynamic, performance, and handling ugprades. The 1M’s power has been bumped up to 400hp (from 340hp) with an ECU software tune.

Cosmetic upgrades include a carbon fiber front lip spoiler, metal lower grille, vented hood, extra side fender gill, rear roof spoiler, carbon fiber rear trunk spoiler lip, and carbon fiber rear bumper diffuser.

The factory 1M exhaust has been replaced by a Schnitzer exhaust system with twin silencers. Factory suspension is replaced by a adjustable racing suspension and the brakes have been upgraded as well – 380x35mm brake discs with 6 piston calipers in front, and 355x32mm discs with 4 piston calipers in rear. Other braking components such as … CONTINUED

09/01/2011    3:37 PM
COMMENTS: 70

Eisenmann’s long-anticipated BMW 1M exhaust system has now been released and 1ADDICTS member biglare’s 1M is the first lucky 1M to make use of the Eisenmann Race downpipe back system. Shortly after landing in IND’s warehouse, the 1M exhaust prototype box made it’s way to San Diego, the exhaust system made it’s way out of the box and finally Eisenmann’s 83mm tips made their way under biglare’s 1M’s beautiful rear valence. Check out the first video clips and photos inside.

09/01/2011    12:30 PM
COMMENTS: 54

Advanced Performance Parts (APP) joins the bevy of tuners having a crack at tuning the BMW 1M coupe. At the heart of the tuning package is an ECU software tune, larger intercooler and lightweight titanium exhaust, combining to produce an estimated 410hp (up from the standard 340 hp). The titanium exhaust also shaves 50% off the weight of the factory exhausts.

Handling is enhanced with KW V3 coilovers with DDC, which can be controlled via an iPhone app! Stopping power is increased with a set of Movit Cer Ceramic brakes system featuring six pot front and four pot rear calipers.

The wheels seen here are ATS super light wheels, wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tires.

The interior is adorned with BMW Performance parts such as the highly desired alcantara … CONTINUED

08/28/2011    1:50 PM
COMMENTS: 58

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.

08/11/2011    11:25 AM
COMMENTS: 58

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.

08/03/2011    5:25 PM
COMMENTS: 172

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 Grill
Lightweight Hood
Front Splitter
Front Splitter Brake Duct Kit
Side Skirt
Lightweight Trunk
Trunk Lip Spoiler
GT Spoiler with Mount
Roof Spoiler
Lightweight Roof Panel
Mirror Covers
Rear Diffuser
Interior Door Cards

RevoZport describes … CONTINUED

08/03/2011    3:25 PM
COMMENTS: 100

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.

07/28/2011    2:10 PM
COMMENTS: 71

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 1M Coupe.

The aero part design starts with a computer generated design, which then moves on to clay modeling (on a small scale). A mold is then cast from the final clay model. The mold is then translated to a true-to-life … CONTINUED

07/26/2011    10:00 AM
COMMENTS: 38

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)
Side skirts
Roof Spoiler
Light weight trunk
Rear lip spoiler
GT style rear wing
Racing style rear diffuser
… CONTINUED