Geneva 2012: BMW M135i Concept

BMW have released some teaser shots for its M135i Concept. The press release isn’t very specific on the mechanical side of things, but it does say that a six-cylinder gas burner is under hood putting out over 300 horsepower.

By James Bradbury | February 24, 2012
Video: Recon Lap Of Monticello Motor Club, South Course

Recently, we tested the BMW 1-Series M Coupe at the Monticello Motor Club in New York. We have that review up on our website, along with a track report of the South Course. For visual reference, we are sharing this video, which we took from the passenger seat on a recon lap before we were let loose to flog M cars.

By John Beltz Snyder | June 01, 2011
Driven: 2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe

While the natural reaction is to compare the 1-Series M Coupe to the 135i, BMW has used the original E30 M3 as the inspiration for this car. It shares proportions with the 1988 M3, being just 4.8 inches wider and 1.3 inches longer, with a wheelbase 3 inches longer. Compared to the 135, it the 1M has the same wheelbase and slightly wider track (2.8 inches in front and 1.8 inches in the rear). It’s 11 pounds lighter than the 135i, at 3362 pounds. It borrows a lot of components from the current M3, including its aluminum rear subframe and suspension, centrifugal M variable differential lock, and nineteen-inch wheels.

By John Beltz Snyder | May 24, 2011
Spy Shots: BMW 1-Series M Sports Four Pipes

The BMW 1-Series prototype we’ve been seeing over and over, which we’ve been calling the 1M or 1-Series M (M1 has already been taken), has shown up again, this time finally sporting quadruple tailpipes, in true M fashion.

By John Beltz Snyder | May 13, 2010
Spy Shots: BMW 1M Running Around Germany

The BMW 1M (M1? 135M? 135 mDrive?) has been spied yet again on the roads of Germany. Despite BMW’s psychedelic camouflage obscuring the majority of the body, the aggressively flared wheel arches and a deeper front chin spoiler, long-time signatures of the M brand, are observable.

By Brandon Turkus | April 20, 2010
Spy Shots: BMW 1-Series M Spotted On The Road

Our spy photographer sent us these photos of what appears to be an M version of the beloved 1-Series coupe.

By John Beltz Snyder | April 07, 2010


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