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BMW plans 1M Coupe successor

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BMW plans 1M Coupe successor

The German based automaker BMW has recently announced its plans to introduce a successor of the 1M Coupe, which will be based on the current 1-Series generation.

After initially planning just 2,700 units of the BMW 1M Coupe, production has quickly became 6,331 thanks to the high demand coming from the Old Continent and from North America, but, eventually, the carmaker has pulled the plug on the “pocket rocket”. The company’s M division CEO, Friedrich Nitschke, has recently confirmed a 1M Coupe successor, during an interview with the BMW Blog, but a launch date was not officially announced.

“At the moment we are thinking of what can we do with an entry-level car for the M brand. We haven’t made a decision yet, but the 1 M coupe was so successful, that in my opinion, I am absolutely sure we will build a successor”, as the company’s official told our source.

As a small reminder, the BMW 1M Coupe came in standard with 19-inch wheels, borrowed from the M3 E92 GTS, the M slip differential, DSC with sport settings and dynamic M, a manual six-speed transmission with short shift and many other things. Under the hood, the 1M Coupe was getting a turbocharged six-cylinder 2,979cc engine, developing 340 HP at 5,900 rpm and 500 Nm of torque at 1,500 rpm. The model can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds before reaching a top speed of 250 km/h.

Source: BMW Blog

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 - filed under BMW, News. Image credit: .
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