At this point, the 1-Series M Coupe is functionally revealed in all but name. We have spy shots, official teasers, and a handful of details. Today, we add to the list with even more stats, straight from M development head Albert Biermann.
Pricing? As expected, it will slot between the 135i Coupe and the M3 Coupe, skewed a bit toward the lower end of that range. That works out to something like $44,000.
Power? A twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline six (i.e. the N54) rated at about 340 horsepower. Manual gearbox only (hooray!). Brakes and rear differential will be "similar" to the M3's.
Performance? It'll be in its own league according to Biermann. The expectation within BMW is that the 1-Series M Coupe will be about 10 seconds faster around the Nordschleife than the E46 M3. We're guessing a time in the 8:15 range will be possible. That's still about 10 seconds per lap slower than the E92 M3, which is enough of a comfort zone to keep the lineup rational.
Catch up on the rest of our BMW 1-Series M Coupe coverage here.