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BMW 1 Series M Coupé


BMW 1 Series M Coupé

The new BMW 1 Series M Coupé is quite possibly the best performance Bimmer…ever. From BMW’s racing/go-fast M division, the 1 Series M—at least the spiritual successor to the legendary E30 M3—is an ultimate small-package sports car that has veteran reviewers gushing things like “feels for all the world like an extension of one’s body.” Shifting near full throttle into second made a BMW racing driver admit, “I started giggling. The car surges forward unlike any BMW I’ve ever driven. It just pulls and pulls.” Hmm… The highlight specs: 3.0-liter engine producing 335hp and 332 pound-feet of torque, 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds, manual 6-speed transmission, superfat 265-sized rear tires, top speed limited to 155 mph, a substantial 3,362 pounds, and decent mileage of 19 mpg town, 26 highway. Thanks to the miracle of automotive electronics, this sports car is safe for the proverbial granny to sedately drive off the lot—press Sport for M Dynamic mode and the safety-ensuring Dynamic Stability Control backs off to let you “explore the limits of physics.” About 200 will be produced.

BMW 1 Series M Coupé

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