The new BMW 1 Series M Coupé aims to herald the introduction of a high performance sports car into a compact design that extends the BMW M portfolio and paves the way for a wider audience to appreciate M car ownership.
According to the company, its stunning performance is derived from the race-bred powertrain, controllable, agile and exploitable chassis of the legendary M cars that have come before it.
The finest materials and components, and an attractive, sporty design will ensure it takes a deserved place among the legendary M car icons, says the company.
It is being offered only with a six-speed manual transmission, specially designed to work with the high-torque engine. And the extensive use of aluminium ensures it weighs in at just 1,495kg.
On sale May 2011, the car is priced £40,020 OTR. It was announced today, May 16.
With its three brands – BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce – the BMW Group is a leading manufacturer of cars and motorcycles. It operates internationally with 24 production sites in 13 countries and a global sales network with representation in more than 140 countries.