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BMW 1 Series M ‘needed another year of development’

The BMW 1 Series M that went on sale in 2011 was a vehicle that needed more time in development, the engineer behind the car has revealed...

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BMW 1 M RS: race car looks for the street
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BMW 1 M RS: race car looks for the street

German tuning house Tuningwerk has unleashed the BMW 1-Series M Coupe for those who feel the standard car's 250kW of poke and up to 500Nm of shove just wasn't adequate. The Tuningwerk BMW 1 M RS appears to be an all-out racer with its roll cage, carbonfibre GT4 front lip, bonnet, boot lid and rear wing, massive optional 380mm carbon ceramic brakes, forged 19-inch ATS Superlight wheels and Recaro Pole Position racing seats, but it’s actually designed with the street in mind...


BMW 1-Series M Coupe Review
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BMW 1-Series M Coupe Review

It's not called the M1, but BMW's smallest M-car still lives up to the revered badge.


BMW 1 Series M Coupe Review
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BMW 1 Series M Coupe Review

The smallest and least expensive car from BMW’s M division gives nothing away to its larger M3 sibling...


BMW 1 Series M Coupe Preview
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BMW 1 Series M Coupe Preview

BMW are launching the new 1 Series M Coupe to the Australian motoring press today and CarAdvice will be well and truly strapped in behind the wheel to cover the event. This is no ordinary BMW 1 Series. It’s proper ‘M’ kit with all the hallmarks of a car from BMW’s in-house super tuning division...


BMW 1 Series M Coupe tuning fail
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BMW 1 Series M Coupe tuning fail

There's tasteful ways to tune and modify cars and there's not-so tasteful ways, the latter of which has obviously been applied to this poor BMW 1 Series M Coupe which was recently found sitting in a car park, wearing a variety of embarrassing colours and trimmings...


BMW 1 Series M Coupe involved in four crashes already
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BMW 1 Series M Coupe involved in four crashes already

The potent little BMW 1 Series M Coupe has only just been launched in some international markets, yet over-enthusiastic drivers are already losing control of them. Up to four crashes involving the car have been reported around the world in just the past couple of weeks. The first incident happened to a Korean man who simply put his 1 M into the wrong place at the wrong time...


Video: BMW 1 Series M Coupe drifts on world's tallest helipad
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Video: BMW 1 Series M Coupe drifts on world's tallest helipad

The BMW 1 Series M Coupe has only just been released and BMW's marketing departments are hard at work trying to attract as much attention as possible. Here's an interesting video of its latest campaign: a BMW 1 M Coupe drifting around the world's highest helipad. Either BMW has very good computer animators or the company has a lot of trust in its products, and the hands of its professional drivers...


BMW 1 Series M Coupe allocation for Australia to be increased
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BMW 1 Series M Coupe allocation for Australia to be increased

BMW Australia will hopefully be allocated more of its ballistic new BMW 1 Series M Coupe, if the German company's Australian arm has its way. Speaking with CarAdvice today, BMW Australia's Piers Scott confirmed that up to 200 cars have been asked for and BMW Australia is pushing hard to get them...


BMW 1 Series M Coupe beats BMW M3 around Hockenheim
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BMW 1 Series M Coupe beats BMW M3 around Hockenheim

German automotive magazine Sport Auto has pitched the new BMW 1 Series M Coupe against a current model BMW M3 coupe around Hockenheim circuit. Surprisingly, it was the smaller 1 M which clocked a faster lap time. According to the magazine, the smaller, lighter BMW 1 Series M Coupe is actually faster than the current model BMW M3 around the track...


2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe Moto GP safety car
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2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe Moto GP safety car

BMW has unveiled the new 2011 Moto GP 1 Series M Coupe safety car that has just gone into service. It is possibly the very first modified 1 Series M Coupe and features various handling and performance revisions. Although the basic foundations of the new safety car remain largely unchanged from the upcoming road car, it has received a number of performance upgrades to suit track work...


BMW 1 Series M Coupe Australian pricing confirmed
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BMW 1 Series M Coupe Australian pricing confirmed

BMW's ballistic 1 Series M Coupe, the latest in the M stable, will come to Australia at a whisker under $100,000. BMW Australia today confirmed to CarAdvice the BMW 1 Series M Coupe will be priced at $99,900. BMW Australia tells us that it will be specced with just about everything: Harman/Kardon surround sound stereo, internet, BMW Professional Navigation, voice control, remote alarm system, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, an alcantara trim on the dash, and of course, M-Drive...


Video: BMW 1 Series M Coupe review by SPEED
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Video: BMW 1 Series M Coupe review by SPEED

This is the first time we've seen a proper review of the brand-new 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe, and although it's kind of short and the quality isn't the best, it still offers a nice little drive impression of the car flat out on a race track. Fitted with a twin-turbo six-cylinder engine, the 250kW on tap seems to easily overwhelm the rear tyres - as the video shows...


2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe by Jon Sibal
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2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe by Jon Sibal

The BMW 1 Series M Coupe hasn't even been launched, yet even more sporty versions are being rendered and proposed. Take this example designed by Jon Sibal. Reports say a tuning company in Chicago is actually going to build it. It looks fantastic with the traditional blue and red M colour scheme painted down the side...


BMW 1 Series M Coupe here in June, 100 only
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BMW 1 Series M Coupe here in June, 100 only

BMW Australia has announced that its ballistic new 1 Series M Coupe should be with us mid-year, and that Australia will receive a limited number. Speaking with CarAdvice this morning, BMW Australia spokesperson Piers Scott, confirmed the news. “1 Series M Coupe will reach us around June or so...


2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe unveiled in detail
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2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe unveiled in detail

It's been an agonising past year for some enthusiasts as BMW has constantly teased and tortured us with the unveiling of the new BMW 1 Series M Coupe. But it's finally been exposed in all its glory, including all technical details. Firsty, this car is going to be excellent simply by glancing at one little fact: it is capable of doing the 0-100km/h sprint in 4...


Video: 2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe revealed in lastest ad
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Video: 2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe revealed in lastest ad

The people at BMW M have finally unveiled the brand new BMW 1 Series M Coupe in its first advertisement. Looks like earlier reports were right; the car was unveiled in 'the next couple of weeks'. Behind the wheel of the car in the video is none other than Dr Kay Segler, president of BMW M cars. The car looks as aggressive and as M-esque as we'd all hoped...


BMW 1 Series M Coupe CSL version rumoured
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BMW 1 Series M Coupe CSL version rumoured

As if the yet-to-be-released BMW 1 Series M Coupe isn't already going to whet the appetites of every car nut out there, BMW is apparently considering a light-weight 'CSL' version. Although it is just a rumour at this stage, American automotive publication Autoblog has been in touch with a BMW insider who has hinted the idea of a CSL version...


BMW 1 Series M Coupe public test drive reveals more details
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BMW 1 Series M Coupe public test drive reveals more details

Around 4000 BMW M fans applied for an exclusive pre-production test drive of the upcoming BMW 1 Series M Coupe through the M-Power.com website. The company has since selected 12 lucky enthusiasts and given them the keys. The testing took place inside BMW M grounds in Leipzig, Germany. BMW M flew the 12 winners over from various parts of the world and treated them all to an exclusive dinner...


Video: BMW 1 Series M Coupe driven by EVO
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Video: BMW 1 Series M Coupe driven by EVO

BMW is that keen on building up anticipation for the new BMW 1 Series M Coupe, they've even gone to length of providing one of the most well-known British motoring journalists with a 20 minute test drive. Watch below as Chris Harris from EVO gives us a quick insight...