2012 BMW 1-Series M Coupe review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 10 December 2010 , 19:12:13 byVeronica

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BMW 1-Series M Coupe

The 2012 BMW 1-Series M Coupe symbolizes highly dynamic driving properties and outstanding power delivery, managing to create a whole new dimension of sports-style driving pleasure. It hosts an in-line 6-cylinder engine with TwinPower Turbo and petrol direct injection, delivering a maximum output of of 250 kW/340 bhp, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The BMW 1 Series M Coupe reaches the 200 km/h mark in 17.3 seconds and features a 0-100 km/h sprint of 4.9 seconds, being clearly superior to the latter model. Its CO2 emissions are of 224 grams per kilometre, while the fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is 9.6 litres per 100 kilometres. Compared to the BMW 135 i Coupe, this model is 55 millimetres wider, while outstanding performance capabilities are enhanced by the front end design with the rear of the BMW 1 Series M Coupe appearing especially broad due to the powerfully arched wheel arches. Bi-xenon headlamps are available as standard with twin circular headlights truncated in the upper section by applying an LED-fed positioning light.
Direct injection which allows for high-precision fuel supply by means of piezo injectors placed centrally between the valves, ensures the engine's incredible efficiency.
A variable M differential lock which provides optimum traction on all road surfaces is available as standard for the 2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe, while impressive stability even under extreme stress is possible thanks to a high-performance brake system. The M leather steering wheel integrates multifunction keys to operate the telephone and audio systems, thus managing to create an exclusive driving experience in a high-performance sports car. Other features comprise the driver assistance systems Adaptive Headlight and High beam Assistant and Park Distance Control with rear sensors, while access to internet-based services is possible with the BMW ConnectedDrive, with the possibility of controlling Apple iPod and Apple iPhone via the iDrive menu.