GC Automobile, a French racing team which builds silhouette race cars has taken a standard BMW 1M coupe and converted it into a radical looking race car, with a new heart. That new heart is an American Chevy V8 engine tuned by Sodemo Development to produce a maximum output of 550HP.
Remember the dealer PDI 1M coupe joyride fiasco experienced by one of our 1ADDICTS members?
News now comes that the Los Angeles Country district attorney’s office has filed misdemeanor charges against the two former Pacific BMW employees for their actions. This stems from a joyride that the two men took in the not-yet-delivered BMW 1 Series M coupe down the residential streets of Glendale, CA.
A video of the ride (some of which can be seen below) was then posted by the men on YouTube.
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Tiff Needell has been a regular special guest at the Top Gear Live events and this year he makes his grand entrance in rubber burning style by drifting a BMW 1M coupe around the indoor track. Check out the hoonage inside.
The BMW M Power Tour swept through Colombia in July, as part of the M Power Tour for Latin America. The event featured 3 days of M nirvana, with track time available in a total of nine M cars – as drivers or passengers in the thrill rides provided by BMW’s driving instructors.
The nine M cars featured BMW M’s latest and greatest – the BMW 1M coupe, the M3, the X5 M, and the X6 M.
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Jeremy Clarkson has previously reviewed the BMW 1M Coupe on Top Gear, but he’s now got BMW M’s hot new small coupe in his DVD feature “Powered Up.” We won’t spoil the review and results for you, but suffice to say, BMW 1M owners and fans will not be disappointed.
The ever impressive BMW 1M coupe has placed 3rd in the 2011 EVO Car of the Year awards, behind only the Porsche GT3 RS and McLaren MP4-12C. Not bad at all considering those cars are each at least three times more expensive than the 1M coupe!
The 1M coupe also beat out a list of some of the best sports cars available on the planet today, including: Porsche Cayman R, Renaultsport Megane 265, Trophy, Lotus Elise Club Racer, Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, Jaguar XKR-S, Ferrari FF, BMW … CONTINUED
Matt Farah, of The Smoking Tire and The Car Show, finally gets his turn in the BMW 1M Coupe.
He calls it “just so damn good to drive” and is destined to be a collector’s car and future classic. Catch the video inside for why he thinks so…
Tiff Needell of Fifth Gear pits the two 335bhp little german beasts head to head in this latest comparo featuring the BMW 1M coupe against its direct rival. Joining Tiff in the battle is Mark Higgins
Official preliminary specs on the Akrapovic exhaust systems for the BMW 1M Coupe have finally been released by Akrapovic, at the 2011 Frankfurt IAA. There are two exhaust systems available – an axle back and a cat back system. The preliminary figures indicate a +15hp / +19Nm tq gain, with a 16kg weight reduction over the factory 1M exhaust system. Videos, pics, specs are inside.
German tuning company Manhart Racing has now unveiled its MH1 Biturbo, which showcases their 1M coupe customization program.
The Manhart 1M coupe generates 415hp via an ECU software tune, custom exhaust system (3,799 euro) with stainless steel silencers (1,890 euro), and downpipes (799 euro).
To compliment the extra performance, the 1M has been given more a aggressive look with a full aero kit. The aero kit includes a carbon fiber front splitter, rear diffuser, and mirror covers.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Here is a video recap of the very first M Festival and BMW’s 2nd place finish in the 24 Hour Nurburgring race. M Festival festivities took place next to the race track and included three days of fun for M enthusiasts, including M Night, M Coros, M Fan Flight, and M Party. Check out some video highlights inside.