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2012 BMW 1 Series M CoupeThis 1 Series will not have the "entry bimmer" stink all over it.
Oh, here's a fun proposition. BMW 1 Series, that little guy, in an M configuration. Yes. Now, what's unusual here is this is the first M car that ever done. It doesn't have a special purpose built handmade M engine. They just borrowed up a 3 L twin scroll turbo like you might find in the Z435iS. That motor is good for 335 horsepower and 332 foot-pounds of torque. And this little guy that means 0 to 60 in 4.7 or so plus this retains the overboost function of that motor and some other cars, which means for short blast at wide open throttle you get the torque up to 369 foot-pounds I think. So that makes for some interesting dynamics. Speaking of dynamics, they've worked over the rear-end, the suspension, all of the areas tuning to make sure you can have a decent chance of keeping it right side up, 1 gearbox. Thank you God, it's a 6P manual and that's it. No fancy computerize blah, blah. Not the one. It doesn't sense. Lots of work done to the body, and to my eye, it's a good thing. Once [unk] it's a little bit pitiful to me especially this big saggy, Saab sill line down here. I hate that, but now my eyes take it away from that by this good-looking fender bulges front rear and some really great-looking really kind of retro-style BMW BBS looking wheel. This guy is gonna run about $47,000 base. They're only gonna make 2700 out them, so get ready and get in line.