BMW 1 Series M car confirmed, packs around 350 HP


After a lot of speculation, plenty of rumors and the occasional inside leaks, BMW’s M division boss, Dr. Kay Segler has confirmed once again that a performance version of the 1 Series is arriving, but won’t carry the M1 badge, due to the legacy of the iconic supercar from the 1980s.

Still, this doesn’t mean this 1 Series M car won’t blow people away, as the rumors are currently pegging the 3.0-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder engine’s output at somewhere around 350 HP. Its torque figures are set to overtake the M3’s 300 lb-ft rating.

Based on the 1 Series coupe body, this performance model will receive a wide array of enhancements over the current top-of-the-range, the 135i. Besides stiffer suspension and more aggressive styling, a dual-clutch six-speed gearbox plus an electronically-controlled M differential will be added.

Expect the 1 Series M car to appear next year, slotting in below the M3 and targeting the possible Audi RS3 as its main rival. Are you excited? Share your thoughts below.

Source: Autocar

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