The new BMW 1 Series M Coupe now joins the BMW M GmbH model range with the addition of this high-performance sports car belonging to the premium compact segment.
Symbolising outstanding power delivery and the highly dynamic driving properties of a high-performance sports car, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe combines this technology with the agility and lightness of a compact model to create a whole new dimension of sports-style driving pleasure.
With this 2-door model, BMW brings a car which has racing-oriented performance characteristics meant for everyday use and extends the company’s model range to younger target groups, enabling them to access (at a price) the hallmark driving experience offered by an M car.
Its in-line 6-cylinder engine with M TwinPower Turbo and petrol direct injection develops a maximum output of 250 kW with an engine-speed-oriented characteristic curve typical of BMW M cars. The engine features an overboost function, two engine curves to choose from, a cooling system tested on the race track, and a powertrain system with 6-speed manual transmission (various options available).
With M-specific chassis technology, a power-to-weight ratio reduced to 4.4 kilograms per bhp, typical M axle kinematics, forged aluminium control arms, M differential lock, a compound high performance brake system and driving stability regulation (including M Dynamic Mode), it converts the supreme propulsion power into thrilling driving dynamics.
The BMW 1 Series M Coupe accelerates in 4.9 seconds from zero to 100 km/h and reaches the 200 km/h mark after 17.3 seconds. In the area of efficiency it also achieves decent figures within its performance category.
The athletic character of its body design is also notable with the 4-seater featuring a front section with precisely defined air ducting (including air curtains), an athletic side section with typical M gills, strikingly flared wheel arches, a powerful rear end and dual tailpipes on both sides.
In the interior, high-quality materials and an M-specific cockpit create the ambiance of a premium sports car. In its standard configuration the BMW 1 Series M Coupe displays M car trim strips and door panels, a cockpit scoop in Alcantara, and sports seats in leather with orange contrast stitching.
There are a choice of three exterior paint finishes, the interior design based on a set configuration, and extensive individualisation options to increase driving pleasure, including all driver assistance systems and BMW ConnectedDrive mobility services.
Prices for the BMW 1 Series M Coupe start at R537, 500.00