Motortrend takes on a direct comparison of the BMW 1M coupe and 2011 BMW M3 on the backroads. What’s their conclusion? Here are some of their more notable reactions.
This new video courtesy of BMW UK showcase the interior of the F20 1-series hatchbacks and closes in on some external details. Seen clearly is the beautiful new dash with its large 6.5 inch display screen. Also of note is a look at the ambient lighting located on the F20’s B-pillar (at 30 seconds).
The video also features some close looks at the exterior as well. The frontal shots show the sculpting in the front fascia which seem to be easily lost in photos, but which improves upon the often criticized “empty” space between the headlights and kidney grilles on the F20.
This past saturday, the German Tuner magazine Sport Auto held their annual Tuner GP at Hockenheim Grand Prix raceway. This yearly event pits tuners from all over Europe against each other to see who is the best for bragging rights and with the victory comes added exposure for those shops in the winners circle. The TechTec BMW 1M coupe with its Akrapovic prototype exhaust, KW suspension, and 443hp, took 3rd place in the competition, behind a Lotus Exige and supercharged E46 M3.
Check out this potent custom built widebody E30, making over 800 RWHP with its built S52 motor and 800mm Bullseye topmount turbo. That kind of power rockets it down the quarter mile in 9.53 @ 154.7mph. And yes, that is a parachute attached!
New feature video of the BMW 328 Hommage from the studio, on-site shoot, and its public debut at the Villa d’Este Concourse.
Tiff Needeell, one of the more respected TV automotive reviewers tests the 1M coupe in the hills of the Scottish countryside. How did the 1M perform according to Tiff?
Tiff seems ultra pleased with the 1M’s “great feel, the chassis, the revs of this lovely engine, the throttle response.” He points out some lag at 1500 RPM in 6th gear, but calls the acceleration at 4000 RPM in 3rd gear virtually instantaneous. As for handling, the 1M has great turn in and even with traction control off, it powers out of turns with the back end firmly planted.
Tiff’s conclusion? The 1 Series M Coupe is an enthusiast’s dream. No surprises with that conclusion.
Read 1ADDICTS member sq68’s epic writeup of his 1M coupe european delivery experience, including some neat footage of his 1M on the Nurburgring, which seems to be a favorite stop of 1M owners after taking delivery. No surprises there, the 1M was built to be right at home on the track, especially the mother of them all.
Here’s an amazing BMW 1M coupe commercial/video from BMW Canada, featuring the 1M navigating around the track and drifting through concrete wall cutouts. Must see video!
Well regarded auto journalist Chris Harris from EVO Magzine reviews the BMW 1M vs Cayman R. What does he have to say about the 1M? Check out his video review.