BMW unveiled the 2012 1-Series M Coupe
The Bavarian automaker has just revealed the new BMW 1-Series M Coupe, the smallest and most economically priced model in the M family which is based on the 135i Coupe model. The M version is 5mm longer, 53 mm wider, 13 mm taller and weights 35 kg less than its 135i sibling.
The exterior boasts a new aerodynamics package with new bumpers and spoilers, side skirts, new mirrors, wide wheel arches, LED tail lights and traditional quad exhaust tail pipes. The 2012 1 Series M Coupe could be ordered in three exterior finishes: Alpine White non metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic and Valencia Orange Metallic.
The car will sit on M-style light alloy wheels from the M3 Competition Package and the limited production M3 GTS. The alloy wheels are wrapped in low profile tires sized 245/35/R19 up front and 265/35/R19 in the rear. On the steering wheel, the small M model will feature an M Drive button that will adjust the throttle response for sportier driving.
BMW equipped the car with Z4 35iS’s 3.0L twin turbocharged engine which produces 335 horsepower and a maximum torque of 450 Nm. With this engine, the 1 series M Coupe has a 0 to 100 km/h acceleration time of 4.9 seconds and it could reach an electronically limited top speed at 250 km/h.
The 2012 BMW 1-Series M Coupe also received an aluminum suspension system, a powerful braking system with cross-drilled discs and a rack and pinion steering system called Servotronic. The car’s interior received the typical BMW M sport trim and alcantara and leather trim.
The car will be released on the market in limited numbers from the Spring of 2011 and BMW will release pricing info in the start of 2011.