Like some burlesque stripper, BMW are revealing the 1 Series M Coupe in the most tempting and provocative manner. At the beginning of July we brought you details of the new baby-M model (including its name) plus a video of a disguised prototype being driven around Ascari Circuit in Southern Spain.
BMW are now ready to launch the production version and have begun with a short video, showing us a few intriguing details such as the CSL-like alloy wheels, views of the unique M-bodykit and signature quad-pipe exhausts.
The 1500+ kg 1 Series M Coupe uses an upgraded version of the 3-litre turbocharged engine as fitted to the 135i mated to either an M-DCT transmission or manual box as an option. With an M-differential transmitting its 335 PS to the road, the 1 Series has been designed to recapture the fun of the iconic E30 M3 although as we mentioned in an earlier report it’s nearly 300kg heavier than its iconic predecessor.
We’re expecting further details to be revealed (slowly and seductively) during the next week, but you can keep track directly by registering at the ‘closed room’ on BMW’s m-power.com website.