At last, the 2012 Bmw 1-Series M Coupe has been revealed and as expected, the car is powered by an in-line 6-cylinder engine delivering an impressive 250 kW/340 bhp and a maximum torque of 450 Nm at as little as 1500 rpm.
Torque can be increased by another 50 Nm in full throttle by means of an overboost function. And as expected, the car is available only with a manual transmission, which is operated via a very short M gearshift lever.
The engine can push the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.9 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 17.3 seconds and has a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
Still, the average fuel consumption on the EU test cycle is limited to 9.6 litres per 100 kilometres and CO2 emissions to 224 grams per kilometre. Measuring 4,380 millimetres in length and 1,420 millimetres in height, the Bmw 1-Series M Coupe is the both the shortest and the flattest model in the BMW M GmbH range.
Regarding the design, the car comes with a new front bumper featuring three large-format air intakes. Furthermore, the 1-Series M Coupe is the first serial production model to use the so-called air curtains.
The car comes as standard with bi-xenon headlamps, as well as he LED-fed positioning light. The wheel arches of the 2-door model bulge out especially voluminously at both the front and rear. Moreover, the car comes with a discreet spoiler lip on the luggage compartment lid , as well as a rear apron with side openings which echo the look of the air intakes in the front apron.
The characteristic M visual symmetry is created by chrome twin tailpipes, each positioned towards the outer edges. The design is completed by the standard 19-inch M light alloy wheels in Y-spoke design.
The exterior paint finishes Alpine White non-metallic, Sapphire Black metallic and the exclusive Valencia Orange metallic are available for the BMW 1 Series M Coupe. The world premiere of the 2012 Bmw 1-Series M Coupe will be made at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, while the market launch will take place in May 2011 in Germany. Pricing starts at €50,500, in Germany!