New Photos Of BMW's 1-Series M Coupe

Follow Nelson

BMW's 1-Series M Coupe has been teased, leaked, and spied. Today it gets another visual update with a handful of under-the-covers photos from BMW's M-Power site. Between what we've already seen and the new detail shots, we can piece the car together in our minds, though we'll have to wait a while yet to see how it all comes together in the real world.

Vents on the rear fenders, a wider track and flared fenders to accommodate at all four corners, quad exhaust tips, reworked front and rear bumper moldings and aero treatment, and what appears to be a rather restrained spoiler under the tarp round out the main exterior differences from the standard 1-Series Coupe.

The more aggressive look befits the car, as it's expected to pack around 350 horses from a twin-turbocharged, six-cylinder N54 variant. That's 64 short of the current M3's naturally aspirated, high-revving V-8, but with the instant-on torque from the two turbos, it won't feel like it until it's wound out on a long straightaway.

With pricing expected in the $45,000-$50,000 range, the 1-Series M Coupe could step up as the performance bargain in the BMW range, surpassing the slightly larger and softer 335is and nibbling at the heels of the M3 for a savings of $5,000-$10,000 or more.

The 1-Series M Coupe should see sales kickoff in the first half of 2011 as a 2012 model.

[BMW M-Power]

Follow Us

Commenting is closed for this article

Take Us With You!


Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you

Research New Cars


Related Used Listings

Browse used listings in your area.

© 2017 MotorAuthority. All Rights Reserved. MotorAuthority is published by Internet Brands Automotive Group. Stock photography by izmostock. Read our Cookie Policy.