2012 BMW 1-series M Coupe — Prototype Ride — Car Reviews — Car and Driver

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The new compact M: affordability without


a review of the 1-series M Coupe and see how it in a comparison test against the TT RS and the Infiniti IPL G Coupe.

BMW’s M is responsible for some of the most cars ever to roam the For the past 25 years, its creations become ever more and fasterand, accordingly, more The entry-level M car, the 3700-pound M3 now comes in at $56,275 and is powered by a V-8.

That’s a lot of money and and although the current M3 is a supremely and rewarding steed, it does not as light and nimble as its E30 forebear.

New M GmbH chief Kay Segler has to address concerns about price, and size of his division’s lineup, and he is poised to deliver. On the of the M3’s 25th-anniversary celebration at Ascari racetrack, Segler the covers off an upcoming M version of the coupe. Even in prototype it’s almost everything we had for.

Despite its light the 1-series M coupeintentionally named to past Z3- and Z4-based M carsis to identify from the outside. The body and track have widened significantly front and there is a unique front the trunklid gets a spoiler and the exhaust flows through tailpipes. The M-specific interiorit was not in this prototypewill feature seats, unique trim, and instrumentation.

The N54’s Last Stand?

the 300-hp 135i has switched the twin-turbo N54 to the single-turbo N55 engine, the M coupelike other BMWs unveiled with high-powered a more powerful version of the upgraded to about 335 hp. It’s to a slick six-speed manual automatic or dual-clutch transmission be offered.

Segler’s troops might shave a few pounds off the total of almost 3400, but is no budget for expensive lightweight Zero-to-60 times should be in the range, and top speed will be to 155 mph. As it does with M cars, BMW might offer the to raise the limit, but we doubt it go much beyond 170.

We weren’t allowed to slip the wheel ourselves, but we were to a fast lap in the passenger seat as M engineer Albert Biermann the coupe through the corners and the straights of the Ascari racetrack. the small M into a slight seemed as effortless as recovery, and the provided by the uprated engine a major step above of the 135i. Turbo lag is slight and significantly detract from the

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Compared with the M3, you sit lower to the the cabin is more compact, and you get a much better sense of than in the bigger car.

If we one criticism, it would be the overly conduct of this compact M. The straight-six is pleasing, but the turbos the volume down. There is of the dramatic roar, bellow, and of other M models. This system needs to be put on steroids.

If M do that before the car reaches the aftermarket will.

A Super Car, but Not a Supercar

The M coupe began life Pyrat, and BMW thankfully refrained calling it the M1. That nameplate, all, is perpetually connected to the and Lamborghini-developed supercar that BMW in the late 1970s. Perhaps one day the will reenter that and if only for that purpose, the must be left alone.

look for the 1-series M coupe at BMW dealership in the second quarter of We anticipate a price of about which seems a bit steep for a some interior upgrades, and a 35 more horsepower, but for now, it is the we’ll come to the original M3. And it still be loads of fun.

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