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2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe

By luanpa in | December 15, 2010 | Comments Off on 2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe

The new 2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe will be seen in the catalog by December 2010 while the premier all around the world will be during the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.

The 1 Series M Coupe’s heart is a high-revving inline six-cylinder engine. It delivers 335 horsepower at 5,900 rpm and 332 lb-ft. of torque from 1,500 to 4,500 rpm before topping out at a 7,000 rpm redline. An electronically controlled overboost function that momentarily increases torque under full load by an additional 37 lb-ft. A six-speed manual with a 3.15:1 final drive ratio is the only available transmission. Fitted with a dry sump cooling system, the stick also features an upgraded flywheel for the higher torque and a short-shift M-designed lever.

BMW says that the overboost function helps the 1 Series M Coupe hit 60 mph from a standstill in 4.7 seconds before topping out an electronically limited 155 mph. The sporty two-door will hit the quarter mile in 13.2 seconds. Internally vented and cross-drilled large compound disc brakes measuring 14.2 inches up front and 13.8 inches out back are wrapped by M-specific light alloy 19×9 (front) and 19×10 (rear) inch wheels cribbed from the M3 Competition Package.

Three colors – Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic and an exclusive Valencia Orange Metallic – are available on the 1 Series M Coupe. Inside, dark Alcantara with orange contrast stitching covers door panels, door pulls, the dashboard and the gear lever boot. M-specific gauges and M-logoed items further complete the package.

The 1 Series M Coupe will be available in limited quantities starting spring of 2011. Final pricing and options have not been released.









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