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.
The wheels are Concave One forged wheels – 9x20F and 10.5x20R. The program also includes coilovover suspension for enhanced handling.
The complete Manhart 1M coupe upgrade program will cost 27,198 euro.
Many of our 1M owners are taking advantage of BMW’s european delivery option and reporting back with great stories and gorgeous photos of their experience.
Member djafactor has just posted his euro delivery journal which takes us on his 8 days ED trip with his 1M and father as co-pilot. Along the way they meet a lead 1M engineer, hit the Geslar Pass, Innsbruck, through the South Tyrol mountains, drove Furka and San Bernadino Pass, and drove the Nurburgring. You can experience djafactor’s trip vicariously inside.
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The factory 1M exhaust has been replaced by a Schnitzer exhaust system with twin silencers.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
M3 Adjuster, one of the first 12 civilians to test drive the BMW 1M coupe, as part of the M-power.com contest late last year, has become the first of the 12 to pick up his 1M coupe. His epic european delivery journal can be seen inside. If you like ED photos, you will NOT be disappointed!
This past weekend saw the first US 1M coupe meet take place when a few Bay Area 1ADDICTS and M3POST members met up for a drive. Three 1Ms and two M3s were in attendance, making for an intimate group. They cruised while M3post member RadiantM3 snapped photos. We can expect to soon see larger and larger 1M meets as more US customers finally take delivery.
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.
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.
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 has already sourced one and it looks like a great fit. Some photos are inside.