BMW 1 Series M Coupe 2011





























The BMW 1 Series M Coupe: Bringing Back the Thrill of Driving


Driving down the autobahn one might see a sleek blur flash by. That blur, the 1 Series M Coupe, is the latest in the line of the high performance M series by BMW which is renowned for their track speed contained in a street-legal form. BMW enthusiasts will be delighted to hear this car is drawing comparisons to the extremely popular 1988 E30 M3, which is one of the more famous models that BMW has produced. Looking at this car from its flared fender to twin, dual tailpipes you see a car designed for racing and one with a history steeped in racing.
With all BMWs the quality starts with the engine, in this case a 3.0L inline six cylinder engine with BMW's TwinPower Turbo technology and direct fuel injection pushes out 335 horsepower with a torque of 332 ft-lbs over a broad rpm range of 1500-4500 rpms. When using the turbo boost function you can get an extra 37ft-lbs of temporary torque added onto that giving you even more power at your disposal. A 6-speed manual transmission that is known for its even, smooth, dual disk clutch, and short throws allows you to shift quickly to get up to speed. With a blazing 4.7 second 0-60mph time one certainly gets up to speed quickly. The car has an electronically limited max speed of 155mph allowing you to get up to any legal limit in the USA. Weighing in at a slim 3362 lbs, making it 342 lbs lighter than the M3 series, allows the car to have better handling and faster acceleration. The M Compound Disk brakes allow for rapid de-acceleration and boast quick stopping times. In addition to great brakes, BMW also offers M Variable Differential Locks which provides traction by detecting speed differences in the rear-wheel drive and kicking in to provide the best grip and handling possible.
This model also comes standard with BMW's innovative and revolutionary Dynamic Stability Control which kicks in with a loss of tire traction, but with a push of a button you can activate M Dynamic Mode which allows you to turn this off and get better cornering and tighter handling. With a track as wide as the M3 with a competition package and 51.7/48.3% weight distribution, the 1 Series M Coupe provides a stable base that allows for excellent cornering and razor sharp turning. The 1 Series M Coupe's aerodynamic design is built with large air inlets to cool its powerful engine, special air curtains that reduce wind turbulence around the wheels, and its rear spoiler reduces lift at high speeds to get maximum performance out of the design. Even with all of those high performance options, fuel economy is still not compromised as the engines provide a highly efficient, EPA estimated, 19/26mpg (city/highway). The combined features make the 1 Series M Coupe a thrill to drive as it provides the highest levels of performance for a car of this class.
Aside from being a high powered, racing machine the 1 Series M Coupe also provides a number of creature comforts and features to make your drives easier and more comfortable. The sport front seats provide standard manually adjustable thigh support and electronically powered side bolster support. Also provided is an automatic climate control system that along with the seat controls is saved with the user's settings and set to go once the car is started. The car also provides an on-board computer that provides travel range on remaining fuel, average/specific efficiency, external temperature (including freezing temperature warning), and instant velocity. Automatic rain sensing wipers also activate headlights and the side mirrors are heated to provide maximum visibility and safety while driving. In addition to the standard seatbelts and airbags, the 1 Series M Coupe also provides advanced safety options such as their Head Protection System in the front and rear, bumper system with compressible elements, crash sensors that unlock doors, and remove connectors of the alternator, fuel pump, and starter from the battery. All of that is coordinated by BMW's Advanced Safety System which integrates all these features to give you one of the safest rides on the road.
The BMW 1 Series M Coupe comes with all of the features above for $46,135 and has other options that you can add on. Some of those options include iPod and Bluetooth connections, heated seats, navigation system, and many others. Fully loaded with all options this car comes out to $54,360 making it fun, comfortable, and affordable ride.
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