While we’re having fun with our BMW 1M in Germany, we thought another review of the new “baby-M” might be in order. Automobile Magazine and Jason Cammisa give us an unusual, yet fun review of the 1M.
Before jumping into the review, here are some of the 1M highlights previously reported. The 1M is not only a truncated M3 Competition Package with a manual, but also an E30 M3 soul successor.
The 1M is powered by the N4 twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter I-6 engine. For the 1M, the turbocharger, exhaust system, and ECU have been revised to produce 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque, though up to 369 pound-feet are available temporarily in overboost mode. Redline is found at 7000 rpm.
The development time of the engine was very short – engineers took only about a year to build it if not less, beginning in October 2009.
Read more at bmwblog.com http://www.bmwblog.com/2011/06/22/automobile-mag-review-2011-bmw-1-series-m-coupe/