G-Power does the Bmw 1-Series M Coupe

Article by Christian A., on September 4, 2012

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.

The car currently has G-Power's own 20-inch Silverstone wheels covered in Michelin tires sized 255/30 ZR 20 at the front and 295/25 ZR 20 at the rear axle. A contrasting decal kit is also available from G-Power.

Looking at the front fascia of the new BMW 1-Series M Coupe, it is easy to see that they are indeed powerfully shaped. The main feature of this area is the three large air intakes which provide the cooling air needed by the vehicle’s high-performance engine. The central air intake is wider and has a grille shaped like a honeycomb covering it. The other two however are entirely open.

Whether racing or merely cruising on the road, a large amount of cooling air is supplied to the engine oil cooler, the one positioned to the right. Cooling air is fed as will to the supplemental coolant radiator located on the left. While the greenhouse gives the feel of lightness, the combination of the unique and powerful shoulder line plus the intricately sculpted surfaces give the profile that sportier appeal.

Meanwhile the wheel arches bulge out not only at the front but the rear as well. As part of the M Series, this 2-door model contains the signature feature which is a chrome gill element placed on the wheel arch in the front.

In addition to being elongated, it comes with the M brand logo and the side turn indicator. This is also where the character line begins before going to the door handles and ultimately the rear. Starting with the gill element, there is a vertical curved edge which goes to the side sill. BMW said that the exterior mirrors have the same basic form as those in the M3.

However, for the new 1-Series M Coupe, the exterior mirrors’ design was fine-tuned through the wind tunnel. For the 1-Series M Coupe, BMW revealed it will be offering an additional three choices for the paint finish on the exterior. Two of these are the Black Sapphire Metallic and the Alpine White non-metallic. The third is Valencia Orange Metallic and is exclusive for this high-performance sports car.

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