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BMW 1-Series M Coupe successor officially confirmed

 BMW 1-Series M Coupe successor officially confirmed
2012 BMW 1-Series M Coupe 10.12.2010

Confirmed by M division CEO Dr. Friedrich Nitschke

M division CEO Dr. Friedrich Nitschke has confirmed BMW is planning a successor for the limited-run 2012 BMW 1-Series M Coupe.

Rumors about such a model surfaced in July last year but now we have official confirmation a range-topping 1-Series is in the pipeline. Unfortunately, Nitschke did not disclose any information about the car but it is believed it will be based on the M135i. The car should make its public debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

Nitschke said the M135i has been very successful so far for BMW but it's not being considered as a pure M car. As a reminder, the car is equipped with a 6-cylinder, 3.0-liter engine producing 320 HP (235 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm), enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.9 seconds and an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

Source: bmwblog.com

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FastLane
As I missed on the first 1M, I'm ready to place money today for the brand new BMW 1M. BMW you already got 1 buyer here! Hope this is reality and the redesigned BMW 1M happens.
Mar 14, 2013 10:52 am
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NYyanks
Not the prettiest looking of the bunch, but man is it a true performance car! Long live the 1M!
Mar 14, 2013 8:47 am
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PawL
I'm sure when they say they have a successor in mind for the 1-series M coupe, they think of a 2 series M.... I think the M135i is the best the 1 series will ever get.
Mar 14, 2013 6:27 am
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alihijazi
I like this car because it reminds me of the long living E30
Mar 14, 2013 3:29 am
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TDR
Not beeing considered a pure M car, my a**... This is as close to THE M car spirit you can get.
Mar 14, 2013 2:39 am
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eddie
I love the 1 series M. Put a little hybrid tech in there to boost power with improved mileage.
Mar 13, 2013 8:36 pm
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Joao Oliveira
Great, 1M was soo cool! But please make it with a genuine sound, not with fake cabin sounds
Mar 13, 2013 5:09 pm
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Ratt
Great, 1M is absolutely brilliant.
Mar 13, 2013 3:38 pm
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DTM
Amen.
Mar 13, 2013 2:51 pm
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