BMW 1-Series M Coupe

German magazine Sport Auto reports that they have lapped the 20km long Nurburgring Nordschleife in 8 minutes and 15 seconds. This time is three seconds slower than the 8:12 reported back in December.

Accoding to BMWblog, Horst von Saurma pushed the 1M to its limit and came out only 10 seconds slower than the M3 Coupe, but 7 seconds faster than the E46 M3. In comparison, an Audi TT-RS does the Green Hell in a time of 8:09 minutes.

Just a recap. The 1M Coupe comes with a six-in-line twin turbo engine creating 340bhp together with 450Nm of torque. The power is derived to the wheels via a manual six-speed clutch making a sprint from standstill to 100km/h (62mph) possible in just 4.9 seconds and reach a topspeed of 250km/h (156mph) in about 30 seconds.

10 COMMENTS

  1. E46 – old fashion interior and exterior. I would prefer 1 M coupe, great car, very good looking and real driving pleasure.

  2. E46 is much cheaper so I can spend the rest of the money for mods, and I wouldn’t think twice to remove the interior and stuffs like that, you know, hard core tuning. I can’t do this on a new car :D So for less money I would end up with faster more hard core car just like I like it. 1 M Coupe is great, but I prefer E46 M3.

  3. @Kris, that why we got a 135i as a GTspirit project car… First project car and we are going to tune it similar to what is being currently with the BMW 1M.

  4. @Kris, the sooner the better, but we are experiencing a small issue in the system which will support the updates and stories about the car(s). We already started on adding some smaller parts and the first step after that is the design, followed by suspension and exhaust system…

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