2012 BMW 1M Coupe by G-Power review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 27 September 2012 , 11:09:51 byVeronica

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BMW 1M Coupe by G-Power

The well-known BMW tuning brand G-Power offered a first tuning program on the BMW 1 M Coupe a long time ago; this enabled it to generate 429 horsepower. Time has come to see some action again and here is the new BMW G1 V8 HURRICANE RS model. The standard BMW 1 M Coupe receives power from a 3.0-liter turbocharged straight six engine, but the new HURRICANE is equipped with the 4.0-liter V8 engine just like the M3 E92 Coupe. Actually, the tuners borrowed the whole power train from the M3 even the transmission, the double clutch gearbox and the stainless steel exhaust system. The engineers have also used the front and rear axles of the BMW M3.

Because the previous output was not enough for the tuners, the specialists have installed a specially made ASA supercharger system, an aluminum cast air box and a lot more enabling the engine to generate 591 horsepower and 580 Nm of torque. The output helped the BMW G1 V8 HURRICANE RS to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds and to 200 km/h in 12.7 seconds. The model can reach a top speed of 330 km/h. These figures make it the fastest 1-Series model in the world. Just for comparison, the 1-M Coupe tuned by the G-Power specialists can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and it can reach a top speed of 300 km/h. To transfer all the output to the road, the engineers have fitted the new HURRICANE with a new set of 20-inch alloy wheels covered in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires measuring 255 / 30 ZR 20 on the front axle and 295 / 25 ZR 20 on the rear one.

To handle the extra power, the specialists have provided a more powerful braking system that contains a KW suspension kit and 396 mm Ceramic-carbon discs. For the interior, G-Power upholstered even the re-shaped sport seats and the steering wheel in Alcantara and leather. The price established for the BMW G1 HURRICANE RS starts at EUR141.176. These are all the information available for the moment, but stay close for more.