And yet another great 1M delivery experience, this time at the BMW Performance Center. 1addicts member carchrism5 shares his 1M journey with us - from ordering to the PCD finale. Experience it vicariously through his images and words inside.
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Kelleners Sport has come to market with the first full BMW 1M performance and aerodynamic program, dubbed the “KS-1S”. The 1M already had plenty of show and go, but Kelleners 1M kit has put its touches on each aspect. Highlights:
KS Power SW bumps output up to 410hp and 405lb-ft torque
Weight to power ratio drops from 4.4 (factory) to 3.8 kg per hp
Kelleners Sport rear silencers with four 83 mm tail pipes
Adjustable coilover kit
MS front spoiler lip
3-piece bumper stainless steel mesh inserts
White contrasting mirrors
Right out of the gates InsideLine goes for the jugular and lets the readers know their overall opinion of the car. “The 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe is a fantastically compelling machine. It is fast — faster in real-world terms than the M3 on most roads.” And that is the basis for the rest of the article, which is filled with praise after praise.
Edmunds states what we know, the power doesn’t match up to the M3, however the massive torque figure makes up for the difference giving the 1M more then enough straight line pull. Whats really notable is that in their drive they felt the power all the way up the RPM band to 7000, without getting any sense of power trailing off. So … CONTINUED
Here are the best photos yet of the 1M coupe in alpine white! The car is currently on display in the Netherlands at a BMW dealer. Enjoy!
This will go down as the first officially released photo of the 1M in Alpine White. I’m sure there are more to come, but for now its just this single, but the 1M does sit confidently next to the hardcore BMW M3 GTS in the M family.
Here are the first photos ever of the 1M coupe in Alpine White. Quite a beauty we must say! The Valencia Orange of the 1M coupe used in BMWs marketing materials was often polarizing, so this color should sit a lot better with most fans.
BMW has posted some new footage of the 1-series M coupe - a behind the scenes look into a photoshoot from this past summer. View inside.
We bring you the first extensive video footage of the 1M coupe, in over 11 unedited minutes of the newest M car, including footage of start up, acceleration, revving, handling, and track footage. A nice bonus is footage of the 1M coupe running on the track with its spiritual forefather - the E30 M3.
While we’re all still drooling over the unveiling of the 1-Series M Coupe, some might wonder how it will fare against what will possibly be its biggest rival - the Audi RS3. We can already hear some moaning ‘coupe vs hatchback, RWD vs AWD and manual vs double clutch’ to stress both cars aren’t even rivals, but look at the specs to see that both a pretty close in power, size and price. Enough said, here it is, all pictures and information you need to make up your mind about this ‘fight’