World Premiere: BMW 1 Series M Coupe

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World Premiere: BMW 1 Series M

Press Release BMW 1 Series M / BMW 1M With anticipation of enthusiasts the world at fever pitch, BMW M GmbH unveiled

Press BMW 1 Series M Coupe / BMW 1M

With of enthusiasts around the world at pitch, today BMW M GmbH the newest member of its intimate family. For the first time, the M badge has been granted to the BMW 1 Series in the form of the all-new BMW 1 M Coupe.

The M badge was imparted a two-year development process which BMW M engineers and test achieved the exceptional power and the signature, near-perfect driving of a BMW M car. The 2011 BMW 1 Series M will be available in limited and with a limited range of at Authorized BMW Centers in Spring, Final pricing, packages, and will be announced closer to the date.

“Eigenwillig,” a German meaning “self-willed,” “individual,” and to go its own way,” has been the proper to describe the most unique and M cars of the past three With the original 1988 BMW M3 as its the 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe the raw capabilities of a race car with the versatility, and seating position of a BMW Coupe to create a pure Driving Machine®. In doing so, the 1 M Coupe continues the eigenwillig of BMW M. With its latest two-door BMW M is illustrating its ability to build car performance into a small capable of everyday use.

and Construction.

The new BMW 1 Series M Coupe has developed for near-perfect balance and a square footprint. It is 71 inches wide – 4.8 inches (122mm) than its 1988 M3 ancestor yet only 1.3 inches (33mm) at 172.4 inches (4379mm) The new 1 Series M Coupe weighs in at DIN (3,296 lbs, preliminary), and a 104.7-inch (2659mm) wheelbase, inches longer than the M3.

Front and rear track are exactly the same on the 1 Series M at 60.7 inches (1542mm) Compared to the 2011 BMW 135i the 1 Series M Coupe is 0.2 inches longer, 2.1 inches (53mm) 0.5 inches (13mm) taller, and on the same 104.7 inch wheelbase. It features a track 2.8 (71mm) wider up front and 1.8 (46mm) wider in the rear, and 35kg DIN (77 lbs, preliminary)

The new 1 Series M Coupe features a steel unibody, with widened fenders and rear panels to house the substantially track. It also features a roof panel which about 35 lbs (15kg) compared to BMW 1 models equipped with a The 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe, as one of BMW’s most performance-oriented in recent years, will not be with a moonroof.

This savings #8211; at the tallest of the vehicle #8211; provides a drop in the center of gravity, contributes to improved driving It also helps maximize room (or helmet room, as the may be).

Engineering a chassis is “faster than its engine”

sure-footed responsive handling for a powerful and luxurious coupe, keeping mass under presented numerous challenges for BMW M’s The result is an aluminum suspension conceived for the current-generation M3, and tuned for this model at BMW M’s Nϋrburgring test center. Of course, BMW design begins with major components in a way that near-perfect front/rear weight (51.7/48.3).

Virtually all of the front-end are aluminum, including the front swivel bearings, central and an additional thrust panel the engine serving to maximize stiffness of the entire front

At the rear axle, the subframe, arms, track arms, and hubs have been by M for ideal kinematics, geometry and Virtually every detail on the rear axle is made of and is new for this generation of BMW M vehicles, the aluminum dampers.

Both the and rear axles feature anti-roll bars optimized for function and weight. Incorporating two longitudinal reinforcement bars, kinematics are perfectly tailored to the street and track character of the The result, in terms of both and weight, conforms to the balanced concept of every BMW M vehicle.

Brakes and Wheels

A suitably braking system for a car with much performance was originally for the current-generation BMW M3. The internally-vented, cross-drilled iron discs measure inches (360mm) in diameter at the and 13.8 inches (350mm) in the Featuring large compound brakes and electronic anti-lock, power for the 1 Series M Coupe is precise and consistent.

Each disc is connected to a aluminum hub by cast-in stainless-steel This configuration reduces the loads on the discs, thus their performance and service An electrically-driven pump provides the vacuum power.

Service – and – are enhanced thanks to an integrated indicator which, through a display, allows the driver to the condition of the brake linings. service – covered for four or 50,000 miles under BMW Service #8211; can thus be when necessary without

The 1 Series M Coupe is equipped the M-specific, light-alloy cross-spoke from the M3 Competition Package and M3 GTS. They measure 19 x 9 with 245/35/R19 low-profile at the front and 19 x 10 inches with tires at the rear, and are silver in

In the BMW 1 Series M Coupe, power to the rear wheels also the ideal basis for thrilling dynamics due to the consistent separation of and steering functions. The rack-and-pinion is fitted with the hydraulic steering system called which regulates boost in to road speed.

The heart of BMW is the engine, and so an inline-6 with performance, free-revving behavior, and thrust propels the BMW 1 Series M The concept is familiar: in the model of BMW M, the high-revving inline-6 is one of the classic formats. In the second and third of BMW M3, the inline-6 became famous for high output, razor-sharp and sonorous sounds.

In the BMW 1 Series M the inline-6 engine concept is in its most up-to-date form.

The all-aluminum, 3.0-liter inline-6 is characterized by instantaneous response to the pedal, fantastic sounds, and a spirit. The combination of twin turbochargers and BMW’s High direct injection offers an a naturally-aspirated engine would be able to provide through cylinders and larger displacement.

The system developed for the engine of the new 1 M Coupe maintains a high throughout the entire engine range. Maximum output of 335 hp kW) is delivered at 5,900 rpm. peak torque is 332 lb-ft Nm) from 1,500 rpm to 4,500 Redline is 7,000 rpm. The engine management system of the 1 M Coupe includes an electronically-controlled function to briefly increase under full load by 37 lb-ft (50 Nm).

This temporary torque of 369 lb-ft gives the car a substantial in acceleration. The 1 Series M Coupe complete the sprint from a to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds (0-100 kmh in 4.9 The standing quarter-mile mark up in 13.2 seconds.

Top speed is electronically to 155 mph (250 kmh).

sound to accompany the surge of

The exhaust system of the 1 Series M has been tuned by M specifically for new model. Acoustic engineering the car a unique personality in all phases of The M exhaust system is easily by the presence of its four signature pipes.

M Drive Button.

The new 1 M Coupe also features the wheel-mounted M Drive button made its first appearance in the M5. In the 1 Series M Coupe, the M Button a razor-sharp throttle response for the sportiest driving. This that the performance characteristics of the can be varied according to the driver#8217;s

6-speed Manual Transmission.

A ratio 6-speed manual is used for power transmission to the wheels in the BMW 1 Series M Coupe. It was designed to interact with engines and has been fitted for purpose with a dry sump system. An upgraded flywheel for applications is installed between the and transmission.

The transmission is operated a very short M gearshift Final drive ratio is 1.

Variable M differential lock, DSC M Dynamic Mode.

The BMW 1 Series M is fitted with a variable M lock. This generates torque on-demand and variably, providing for optimum rear-wheel traction on all road surfaces. The M differential lock responds to in rotational speeds in the right and rear wheel, redirecting torque in a fraction of a second.

So there are significant differences in coefficients between the right and rear wheel, for example, traction and maximum possible are ensured. The centrifuge principle of the M differential lock supports the qualities of rear-wheel drive on slippery surfaces and when out of bends.

This gives the BMW 1 Series M traction benefits on slippery snow and sand. It also sporty-style motoring on narrow, roads such as mountain since optimum traction and drive torque are available accelerating out of a bend. So in this too, the variable M differential proves ideal support for the dynamics properties of rear-wheel


The Dynamic Stability Control of the BMW 1 Series M Coupe includes elements as the Antilock Brake (ABS), an anti-slip control (ASC), the brake assistant Brake Control (DBC), a assistant for starting off, Brake Control (CBC), a fade compensation function and a drying function. In the wet or on slippery the DSC intervenes discreetly to limit

As an alternative to normal operating the driver can activate M Dynamic (MDM) by means of pushing the MDM between the front air vents, the intervention thresholds of the DSC system. MDM slight amounts of dynamic under specific circumstances to optimum vehicle yaw for maximum

Demonstrations at the BMW Performance Center in S.C. have proven MDM to enable the fastest-possible lapping while still providing the and protection of Dynamic Stability MDM also facilitates starting off in or loose surfaces by means of controlled amounts of wheelspin. DSC may be disabled via a long-press of the MDM button remains active).

Innovative Air Curtains.

Consistency between and function is crucial to engineers at BMW M, who perfect balance of various factors in the wind tunnel. As a the 1 Series M Coupe has been with BMW’s latest innovation. Air curtains, used for the first time in a BMW production improve air flow around the arches with the benefit of reduced turbulence.

This aerodynamic feature consists of in the outer section of the lower fascia that route air through ducts at each corner. The ducts are approximately 10 x 3 wide and are designed to channel air to at the front of each wheel where it is discharged through a narrow opening at high The escaping air stream covers the of the front wheels like a thereby reducing aerodynamically turbulence around the rotating

This feature has a key role to in the development of future aerodynamic An example of the air curtain principle was presented in the concept study BMW EfficientDynamics at the International Motor (IAA) in Frankfurt in 2009, and the of the BMW 1 Series M Coupe took on the task of applying this to a production vehicle. To do so, they the unique capabilities of the new full-scale road” Aerolab wind at the BMW Group#8217;s new Aerodynamic Testing

There are three exterior finishes to choose from for the BMW 1 M Coupe. In addition to Alpine non-metallic and Black Sapphire Valencia Orange Metallic is exclusively for this compact sports car.

The powerfully front fascia is dominated by large air intakes which cooling air for the high-performance engine. The central air intake is covered by a grille, while the two outer are completely open. This that in every situation on the or track, a sufficiently large of cooling air is fed directly to the engine oil on the right and to the supplemental coolant on the left.

With the greenhouse an impression of lightness, the powerfully shoulder line and the elaborately surfaces symbolize precisely athleticism in profile. The wheel of the 2-door model bulge out voluminously at both the front and One hallmark M feature is the chrome element on the front wheel which is particularly elongated.

It the side turn indicator and the M logo, as well as forming the point of the character line along the door handles to the A vertical contour edge at the gill element which down to the side sill. in the wind tunnel has also the design of the exterior mirrors.

In basic shape they are the as those of the BMW M3.

The powerful wheel also make the rear of the BMW 1 M Coupe seem especially Horizontally arranged lines this impression. A discreet lip on the luggage compartment lid generates downforce on the rear axle at speeds.

The rear fascia has openings which echo the of the Air Curtain intakes in the front The characteristic M visual symmetry is by two sets of chrome twin each positioned towards the edges. L-shaped rear clusters with red glass create a characteristic night-time

Inside these, the rear is provided by two light banks fed by LED

The BMW 1 Series M Coupe features Xenon Adaptive headlamps. The circular headlights are truncated in the section by an LED-fed “eyebrow.” is what creates the focused of the 1 Series M Coupe.


The M-specific cockpit developed for the BMW 1 Series M Coupe is designed to focused, sporty driving. dark Alcantara with contrast stitching covers the panels, door pulls, cluster binnacle, dash and gearshift and handbrake lever The driver’s attention is focuses on an instrument cluster with dials, classic M red pointers, and backlighting.

An M driver footrest and M sills round off the unique

The black sport seats in Boston leather have contrasting stitching and an M logo in the front of each headrest. heating is available for both seats. The orange contrast is also echoed on the rear and on all design elements featuring

The leather M multifunction steering features the now-ubiquitous M Button for activation of the sharpest throttle and M Dynamic Mode of DSC.

The of dark surfaces, including the A trim and anthracite headliner sun glare and promotes focus on the In combination with high-quality carefully planned contours, and color accents, the interior of the BMW 1 M Coupe provides a perfect in which to pursue driving

Safety Equipment

BMW passionately a safety philosophy with key modes: a) superior accident b) superior crash survivability, and c) post-crash notification. The 1 Series M features an extensive range of equipment which underscores safety research culture. safety features include pelvis-thorax and side curtain airbags, three-point automatic for all seats with belt limiters and belt pretensioners at the

Models equipped with BMW feature BMW’s Enhanced Collision Notification, which authorities when an airbag has occurred. Furthermore, data on-board safety systems is and analyzed through the proprietary algorithm so that the vehicle may the BMW Assist call center special notice when are likely to have sustained injury.

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