You excited? Well you should be. This is because BMW have released a teaser trailer of the BMW 1-Series M Coupe confirming ever so much more that the poor man’s M3 is only one year a way. Yes that’s what the car will officially be called. Not the M1, but the 1-Series M Coupe. You can probably expect people to shorten this to “1M” when referring to it.
As expected the teaser video doesn’t contain any hard facts about the powertrain details but since no one has said anything about a completely revised engine, the 1-Series M will probably use a tuned up version of the 302hp 3.0-litre turbocharged engine seen in the 135i, which even in its sedate 135i guise, produces 400Nm of torque.
Right now the wildest tune of the 3.0 litre turbo engine stock from the BMW factory is installed in the Z4 sDrive35is – 340 horsepower and 450Nm of torque. However, being an actual M car from the M division, is it too much to expect something abit more special about the motor? The 4.4 litre V8 for example, had been reworked by BMW M with a completely different exhaust manifold.
Reaching a whole new market segment, the performance 1-Series is set to be the most affordable M-powered car from BMW. It’s apparently so powerful and you that you wouldn’t want to give the keys to anyone else, according to Dr. Kay Segler CEO of BMW M GmbH. He guarantees it! Watch the other promises he makes in the video along with the M coupe action reel above.