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DRIVING MACHINE. CULT OBJECT. CLASSIC.DRIVING MACHINE. CULT OBJECT. CLASSIC.

DRIVING MACHINE. CULT OBJECT. CLASSIC.

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BMW 1 Series M Coupé: Pure Driving.

Compact dimensions, an agile chassis and the in-line 6-cylinder engine form the ultimate guarantee of fun.

17 August 2018

There are few cars that are hailed as having the potential to become a classic shortly after their market launch. Especially if it’s a model in the compact category. However, the 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupé bucked this trend: within just over a year of its launch and with exactly 6,331 units delivered, it quickly became the benchmark for maximum driving pleasure. With its manual transmission and rear-wheel drive, it upheld the legacy of ‘pure driving’. Even six years after it went out of production, this compact performance car is still in great demand and well on its way to becoming a sought-after classic.

5 POWERFUL FACTS:

  • Max. output: 250 kW (340 hp)
  • 4.4 kg pro hp Power to Weight Ratio
  • 500 Nm torque thanks to Overboost Function
  • M Differential Lock
  • 19" light-alloy wheels with mixed tyres

MUSCULAR DESIGN.

M KNOW-HOW.

HIGH PERFORMANCE DRIVING.

4.9 sec.

The time the BMW 1 Series M Coupé takes to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h.

UNFILTERED FUN.

IMPRESSIVE DETAILS.

DRIVER-ORIENTED INTERIOR.

BMW 1er M Coupé Interieur und CockpitBMW 1er M Coupé Interieur und Cockpit

The design of the interior perfectly complements the exterior design and puts the driver at the centre of the action at all times. Sports car-style dark colours dominate the interior, while the contrasting seams of the sport seats were designed exclusively for the BMW 1 Series M Coupé.

INDIVIDUAL SETUP.

BMW 1er M Coupé Armaturenbrett und MittelkonsoleBMW 1er M Coupé Armaturenbrett und Mittelkonsole

The standard M leather steering wheel features the M button in the right-hand spoke to select a decidedly sporty vehicle setup. The engine characteristic is adjusted more spontaneously and the accelerator commands are implemented even more instinctively.

DRIFT MODE ON.

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The ambitious driver has the option of activating the M Dynamic Mode (MDM) on the dashboard, which raises the intervention threshold of the DSC driving stability control and permits targeted and sporty oversteer.

HIGH-TECH SUSPENSION SYSTEM WITHOUT COMPROMISES.

The BMW M3 E30 and the BMW 1 Series M Coupé.The BMW M3 E30 and the BMW 1 Series M Coupé.

The BMW M3 E30 and the BMW 1 Series M Coupé.

SAFETY AS STANDARD.

DRIVING PLEASURE GUARANTEED.

BMW 1 SERIES M COUPÉ SAFETY CAR.

Even before the BMW 1 Series M Coupé hit the market, it was used as the official safety car at MotoGP™ 2011. For this role, the BMW
1 Series M Coupé was put on a diet: it was given a carbon-fibre-reinforced bonnet with additional ventilation openings for weight optimization, while the rear and side windows were made of lightweight polycarbonate. The adjustable rear wing, in combination with the foil in M colours, provided a typical racing appearance. An even lower chassis and a titanium exhaust system rounded off its motorsport aesthetic.

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