BMW 1 Series M Coupe Video teaseSun, 29 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0700
The BMW 1 Series M Coupe starts to undress
There was endless speculation about an ‘M’ version of the BMW 1 Series. No one listens to BMW on things like this because they always protest that an M car won’t happen and then go ahead and build one anyway. And who can blame them? The margins on the M cars knock those of the bread and butter cars sideways.
So it was always a given that there would be an M version of the BMW 1 Series. The debate surrounded the name, with many believing that BMW would do the logical thing and give it the M1 moniker. That was never going to happen – the BMW M1 badge will be reserved for a range-topping supercar – so we all played games guessing on what the 1 Series M car would be called when it inevitably arrived.
Speculation ended in July when BMW officially announced the 1 Series M car and its name – the BMW 1 Series M Coupe (catchy little moniker) – and gave us a bit of bumph and a teaser video. But with the release proper – at Paris in October i f not before – interest has to be maintained.
So we get the second teaser VT with the 1 Series M Coupe covered up and then just flashing a bit of leg – well, wheels, drilled discs and four exhausts. There’s a spoiler to be seen under the cover and…that’s it.
The whole deal will be pitched up in the next few weeks, and it does seem appealing. We’re expecting the N54 inline 6-pot with something around 330bhp; enough for a decent M3-competing performance.
But for now, the striptease video’s your lot.
By Cars UK