Manhart MH1 S Biturbo with 465 hp revealed

Manhart MH1 S Biturbo
Manhart MH1 S Biturbo

BMW 1M Coupe with 465 hp.


Manhart unveiled a few months ago an upgrade program for the M5 and now they have developed a tuning kit for the 1M Coupe. Known as the MH1 S Biturbo, the main focus was on the engine that at first got a software update, followed by a new air guide with a carbon airbox and custom downpipes. There’s also a bigger charging air cooler and a larger water cooler. As a result, this custom BMW 1M Coupe is 125 hp (93 kW) more powerful than the standard model, being capable of outputting no less than 465 hp (347 kW).

Other modifications include a special MHR front spoiler, new tail diffuser, carbon motor cowl and trunk lid, along with mirror caps made from the same lightweight material. We also notice the 9x20 front wheels with Continental Sport Contact 5P 245/30 ZR20 tires and the 10.5x20 rear wheels wrapped around in 295/25 ZR20 high performance tires.

Inside the cabin there are BMW performance seats and an additional MHR display where the driver can see all the relevant data, like motor temperatures, maximum torque used and acceleration values.

Additional details are provided in the attached press release.


Source: Manhart

Manhart MH1 S Biturbo: 465 hp in the 1 series! 

For nearly three decades, the name of Manhart Racing has been inseparably connected with the subject of motor tuning. Spectacular technology transplantations such as the V10-motor transplant from the M5 into the BMW Z4 or the Biturbo-V8 drive from the X6 M into the BMW M3 have essentially characterised the performance scene. Manhart Racing has recently changed its management and relocated its office rooms from Geilenkirchen to Wuppertal. The company's genes, however, have not changed. At Manhart Racing, the focus is always on performance!

The latest creations of this company include the performance conversion of a BMW 1M Coupé, known after the transformation by the promising abbreviation "MH1 S Biturbo". The main focus once again was on considerably increasing the serial six-piston engine's performance by biturbo charging. The first measure was optimising the factory-side motor software. Added to this was a completely new air guide incl. carbon airbox and new downpipes. For the unit to always work in a healthy temperature range under this forced additional output, the technicians of Manhart Racing also installed a large charging air cooler and a larger water cooler. The end result is an overall output of 465 hp and a maximum torque of 600 Newtonmetres, leading to an added output of a full 125 hp!

The resulting driving experience is impressive! The slightest touch of the throttle pedal is converted into direct forward thrust no matter the gear and the rotating speed . The output develops nearly linear, the speed hand is nearly as fast as the rotating speed and the MH1 S Biturbo accelerates his driver lighting-fast to give him the absolute thrill of speed.

To ensure that the MH1 S Biturbo is not only faster than its serial counterpart on straight roads, however, the Manhart technicians installed an additional KW Clubsport-chassis with special Manhart Racing alignment. The super-light MHR Concave One forged wheels rotate in the wheel housings of the MH1 S Biturbo; in size 9x20 in the front and 10.5x20 inch in the back, applied with Continental Sport Contact 5P-high-performance tyres in 245/30 ZR20 and 295/25 ZR20.

In addition to the performance conversions, Manhart Racing gave the 1 M-Coupé some visual improvements as well: A special MHR front spoiler ensures a little more output on the front axle. The MHR motor cowl and the MHR trunk lid of light-weight carbon reduce the car's weight and a MHR tail diffuser leads to a little more output on the rear axle. The mirror caps are carbon as well.

Manhart Racing improved the interior with a set of BMW performance seats with embroidered MHR-logo and the known MHR additional display, onto which all important data, such as the maximum torque used, all motor temperatures and even acceleration values, etc. can be read on the push of a button. 

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Comments (4)

jerry05cod4 jerry05cod4
dream car for me..i need to get my hands on a 1M
Oct 2nd, 2012 10:43am
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AdamWood AdamWood
People really shouldn't mess around with cars like this. Special edition models that are built in limited numbers should stay as they are, not ruined like this. Couldn't they just do the same thing with a standard 135i?!
Oct 2nd, 2012 10:40am
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vilivo vilivo
Does not look tuned, looks pimped... not a compliment! Shoulda been more subtle
Oct 2nd, 2012 2:29am
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I loved tuned 1Ms. But 20" is a bit big for this car. I think 19 is enough
Oct 2nd, 2012 12:43am
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