BMW 1-Series M Coupe replica powered by the old M5's V10 engine

BMW 1-Series M Coupe replica with M5 V10 engine
BMW 1-Series M Coupe replica with M5 V10 engine

The engine develops 550 hp.

BMW produced the 1-Series M Coupe in a limited edition of 2,700 units so you can imagine how fast the German automaker managed to sell the hot coupe. If you were not able to buy one at that time, you can “settle” for the replica created by TJ Fahrzeugdesign.

It is based on the standard 1-Series but has been fitted with wider bumpers, bigger fenders and the V10 5.0-liter engine from the older M5 (E60). While the stock version of that power unit can develop 507 hp (378 kW) and a peak torque of 380 lb-ft (514 Nm), the unit in this car produces an extra 43 hp (32 kW) via an ECU remap.

The list of changes doesn’t end here as the German tuner has also borrowed the M5’s SMG automated-manual gearbox and the brakes from the X6 M. KW was in charge of the suspension, while to install the engine the engineers had to shorten the driveshaft. As a final touch, they mounted a new set of 20-inch alloy wheels.

Preliminary testing has showed that this BMW 1-Series M Coupe replica needs approximately 4.2 seconds to complete the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint and can hit a maximum speed of 202 mph (325 km/h).

This upgrade program costs 20,000 euros and it takes about 350 hours to be completed.

Full details and images are available in the source link below.

Source: Bimmer Today

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Comments (9)

c.o. c.o.
the v10 only wight 240 kg so i think its not heavy... for me its 2xbetter than the original 1M with this engine.
Nov 29th, 2012 9:49pm
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raduq raduq
I think it's worth the wait and the money..
Oct 11th, 2012 12:15pm
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alihijazi alihijazi
for me the 135i is enough
Oct 11th, 2012 11:36am
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dbehmoaras dbehmoaras
I tried this engine transplant in Forza 4, lol. In all seriousness, that much power, with such a high top speed, combined with RWD and a very short wheelbase, is a very scary prospect. I'm particularly worried about straight line stability at autobahn speeds, where this will no doubt be pushed hard by its owner. Best of luck...
Oct 10th, 2012 7:11pm
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The only thing I can imagine about this ridiculous car is the horrible weight distribution caused by the huge V10 siting at the top of the front axle, which also makes this "thing" a coffin with wheels. And the only thing I cannot even imagine is the ride comfort as there is no place for the shock absorbers to travel inside the fenders. Tuning at its highest stupidity level. Just leave the damn job to trained engineers...
Oct 10th, 2012 4:25pm
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sensei sensei
20,000 is not a bad price including the engine and all the labor.
Oct 10th, 2012 4:17pm
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Been lucky enough to see 2 running around my City here. Its truely a remarkable car the 1M. This however is beyond amazing.
Oct 10th, 2012 3:54pm
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Mikeado Mikeado
"you can imagine how fast the German automaker managed to sell the hot hatch" - I guess I'll have to imagine it, seeing as it's a coupé and not a hot hatch. :-P
Oct 10th, 2012 3:43pm
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adrian.padeanu adrian.padeanu
Yep :) Fixed now.
Oct 10th, 2012 3:46pm
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