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G-Power does the Bmw 1-Series M Coupe

BMW tuner G-Power has launched its version of the 1-Series M Coupe -- the newest and smallest member of the M range. This upgraded version consists of the 1M Coupe's 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine at its center. This comprehensive tuning package raises the pulse of the force-fed powerplant with reprogrammed software, flow optimized downpipes, increased capacity for the boost cooling system and a lightweight custom exhaust system built from titanium that removes 20kg (44 pounds) over the stock exhaust.

These revisions increase its power from 335hp (340PS) and 450Nm or 500Nm (369 lb-ft) with overboost, to 429hp (435PS) and 590Nm (435 lb-ft). As a result, the 1-Series M Coupe by G-Power is able to accelerate from zero to 100km/h (62mph) in 4.5 seconds and can reach a top speed of 300km/h (186mph).

BMW coupe has been equipped with a height-adjustable G coil-over suspension that has nine selectable settings each for bound and rebound. It also receives a top-performing braking system with six-piston calipers and 396mm discs.

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GC Automobile GC10-V8 race car based on Bmw 1-Series M Coupe

Global Concept Automobile, also known as GC Automobile unveiled today the GC10-V8 race car based on the Bmw 1-Series M Coupe. For those who don’t know, GC Automobile is a France-based racing team which also designs, builds and races silhouette race cars. As you can see from the photos, the car kept the front and rear ends of the Bmw 1-Series M Coupe, while the rest is completely changed.

The new GC10-V8 comes with a new body kit with wide fender flares as well as an impressive rear spoiler and rear air diffuser.

And if you thought that this is just a kit you have to know that you are wrong as everything on the GC10-V8 is functional including the roof scoop which was designed to redirect air into the intake. The big surprise is under the hood, where the standard 3.0-liter inline six was replaced by an American Chevy V8 engine tuned by Sodemo Development capable to deliver 550 hp.

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Kelleners Sport KS1-S based on the Bmw 1-Series M Coupe

With the introduction of the BMW 1-Series M Coupé (Type E82), Kelleners Sport have taken the combination of lightweight body and high-performance engine to a power of up to 410 hp, improved aerodynamics, high-grade interior and unique handling characteristics -- the distinguishing characteristics of the KS1-S.

The six-cylinder engine with twin-turbochargers enhances the output of the KS Power SW 35M by 20 percent. The KS1-S produces a maximum 410 hp (301 kW), instead of the 340 hp (250 kW) standard, while maximum torque increases from 450 to 550 Nm. The result is a drop in weight-to-power ratio to 3.8 kg per hp from 4.4.

With four 83 mm tail pipes, the stainless-steel system is optimized for unrestricted flow. This distinguishes the vehicle from the series model with a significantly more exciting exhaust sound.

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2012 Bmw 1-Series M Coupe to be produced only for one year

BMW’s 1M, which has only recently started to arrive at U.S. showrooms, will be a one-year car and will end production in December 2011 at the latest. BMW plans for the 335hp version of its pint-sized 1 Series to be available in showrooms for several months only.

This 2011 model, the latest offering from its vaunted M division, is priced at $46,135. Offering a limited edition and making it available for short runs isn’t unusual for BMW M or even its rival Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division.

But because of the strong demand and high profits associated with producing models such as the BMW M3 or Mercedes CLS63 AMG, the carmakers chose to make these models a regular part of the lineup. In an interview with, Matt Russell, the U.S. M brand manager, said that the 1M will have a limited run for many reasons.

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BMW fans love the 1 Series M Coupe but it seems like they’re prepared to transfer their affections to a higher-performance version, specifically a CSL variant that’s faster and lighter, according to UK magazine Car Dealer. BMW’s CSL variants are traditionally designed for buyers who want the ultimate driving machine that’s truly hardcore. Most buyers say that they’d be satisfied with the performance that the standard 1M offers but Car Dealer said that it’s possible that BMW will still make a CSL version.

Car Dealer said that UK BMW dealers pre-sold 300 1M models before it was officially launched. It’s estimated that its entire stock may be sold out within just a few weeks.

Because of this, Car Dealer suspects that BMW will consider other versions of the 1M, like a convertible, hatchback and CSL model, to be able to meet the demand for the 1 Series’ performance offering. BMW Product Manager James Morrison told Car Dealer that there’s scope for a CSL version.

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If you’ve ever wanted to know how the 1M will fare against big brother M3 around the track, an enthusiast magazine in Germany had the same idea. Sport Auto pushed these cars to the limits at the Hockenheimring circuit in Germany. It turned out that the 1M is faster than the M3. Sport Auto took a stock 1 Series M Coupe and let it race against a current-generation (E92) M3 with ZCP competition package and dual-clutch transmission.

Meanwhile, the 1M is available only with a six-speed manual transmission. Sport Auto had the cars run separately on the track. The 1M posted a time of 1:14.1 while the M3 finished the lap in 1:14.2.

There’s only a difference of a tenth of a second but this is significant when you consider that the M3 is powered by a 414hp, 4.0-liter V-8 engine and the weight difference between the two cars is 378 pounds.

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For this MotoGP season, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe will be seen on racing tracks worldwide as it has been chosen to be the MotoGP safety car. The 1 Series M Coupe, which takes on the task for the first time, was confirmed awhile back to be the safety car of choice for the moto racing series.

As it is chased by a group of high-power motorcycles, it is putting on its fine clothes for when it circles the tracks. Several modifications had to be done to the 1 Series M Coupe for it to meet the requirements of a safety car. The BMW Safety Car is a one-off car produced by BMW M, using the same engine and drivetrain as the production version model. It will be powered by the 340hp straight-six M TwinPower Turbo engine.

But actually, the Safety Car is unlike any other 1 Series M. It features a carbon fiber-reinforced bonnet with additional large air vents, as well as polycarbonate side and rear windows.

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The BMW 1 Series M Coupe will be a pace car alongside an M3 at the 49th edition of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, set to take place on Jan. 28-30. The coupe, which was launched only a few weeks ago, goes on sale in May.

Dan Creed, Vice President of Marketing for BMW of North America, said that fans will get to see the M coupe from the front of the Rolex 24 field.

He claims that BMW M is synonymous with motorsport and that it’s perfect that the new 1 Series M Coupe was picked out as pace car especially since there are six BMW-powered entries in this year's field and it is the 35th anniversary of its overall win.

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The latest addition to BMW’s widely acclaimed M lineup is the BMW 1 Series, which is aimed at members of the public who have a thirst for high performance sports cars. Other successful BMW M products are the BMW 3.0 CSL, the mid-engined M1 and the M535i. Apparently, the motorsport heritage has been passed on to the smallest vehicle in BMW's range, resulting to a more agile and lighter version of the popular compact sedan.

The BMW 1 Series M Coupe is the first vehicle that BMW M GmbH has worked on for this class. It sought to incorporate race-oriented performance in a car that is designed for daily use.

BMW 1 Series M Coupe uses chassis technology that stemmed directly from motor racing and this was then combined with the powerful twin-turbocharged in-line six cylinder engine, which delivers 340 hp and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft).

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BMW’s 1 Series M Coupe will be offered with numerous options but one thing that it will not have is a moonroof. This is because a moonroof would add 35 pounds (15.8 kilograms) to the overall weight of the car. Without a moonroof, the car will have a lower center of gravity, according to DriveOn.

Serving as the core of the new BMW 1-Series M Coupe is a high-revving inline-6 engine that provides a free-revving behavior and remarkable dynamic performance. The inline-6 has been considered as one of the classic engine formats. In fact, the second and third generations of BMW M3 offered the inline-6 engine, which has been able to deliver high output, quick response and booming sounds.

As for the BMW 1-Series M Coupe, it is equipped with the latest version of the powerplant – a twin-turbocharged, all-aluminum, 3.0-liter inline-6 engine that still possess the attributes of its predecessors. Thanks to the twin low-mass turbochargers and BMW's High Precision direct injection technology, the inline-6 engine could generate an output that could only matched by naturally aspirated engines with a larger displacement and more cylinders.

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The new 2012 BMW 1-Series M Coupe was recently tested on the Nurburgring track where it achieved a lap time of 8 minutes and 12 seconds. Details about the two-door model were released last week and the company just wanted to display its capabilities whether on the road or on the track.

The BMW 1-Series M Coupe had used standard Michelin PS2 road tires and can outperform the E46 BMW M3 by about 10 seconds. The model is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter in-line six cylinder engine, which can deliver 340 hp of max output at 5,900 rpm and 450 Nm (332 lb.-ft.) of peak torque between 1,500 rpm and 4,500 rpm. These figures enable the model to accelerate from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 125 mph (200 km/h) in 17.3 seconds.

Boasting of a redline of 7,000 rpm, the engine of the BMW 1-Series M Coupe comes with an enhanced management system that includes an electronically-controlled overboost function that can temporarily increase torque even under full load by 37 lb.-ft, (50 Nm), resulting to a temporary peak torque of 369 lb.-ft. With the overboost function, the 1-Series M Coupe can sprint from a standstill to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds (100 km/h in 4.9 seconds) and achieve a standing quarter-mile in just 13.2 seconds. The electronic limitation on the top speed is lifted to 155 mph (250 km/h).

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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).

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Expect to see several iterations of the upcoming E82 1M Coupe, according to car designer Jon Sibal. He cited BMW sources who said that the premium carmaker is considering special edition options for the 1M Coupe. One possibility is a limited series variant that is inspired by BMW classics as the E36 LTW, E46 CSL and the more recent E92 GTS.

In particular, Sibal said that BMW is looking at a "Performance Program" for the 1M Coupe. The BMW insider told Sibal that the carmaker has “ideas and the creativity to expand” and that how this will play out will depend on how the car is received.

The next 1M Coupe will be arriving in a few days but production is slated to only run until the spring of 2012, spanning slightly more than a year.

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If you are a real Bmw fan then you definitely want to know the date when the 1-Series M Coupe will be launched, right? Well, today we got the answer for you: the new car will make its official debut in January at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.

Still, this is not the only things we found out today. According to Albert Biermann, the development chief of BMW M GmbH, the new car will receive the same 3.0-liter 6-cilinder unit with turbocharger found on the Z435is unveiled back in January at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show.

The engine delivers 340 hp/250 kW at 5900 rpm and 450 Nm/323 lb.-ft of torque at 1500-4500 rpm, and can push the Z4 to 100 km/g (62 mph) in just 4.8 seconds, while the top speed achieved electronically limited to 155 mph (250 km/h). Expect the same numbers to be found on the 2011 Bmw 1-Series M Coupe.

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Bmw revealed today the official teaser photos with the upcoming 2011 1-Series M Coupe. Although the car is covered, showing a little bit of the front and rear ends. As you can see from the photos the car features a new front bumper with a larger air intake, a new rear bumper with integrated exhaust system and air diffuser. The design of the car is completed by the new multi spoke alloy wheels seen on the Bmw M3 with competition package.

Regarding the engine, the car will receive a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine capable to deliver around 350 hp. With this amount of power, the car is expected to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in around 5 seconds, while the top speed will be electronically limited to 155 mph or 250 km/h.

The car will be available only with a six-speed manual transmission and will be available in a limited edition, exclusively for the United States market.

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