Today we spotted the child to the original BMW M1 not quite the legendary iconic masterpiece but the only fitting name for the 1 series based on the TI chassis.
A BMW 1 Series Coupe, tweaked by the company’s M division, Destined to slot beneath the M3 Coupe, the smaller 1 Series Coupe is said to feature a modified twin-turbocharged six-cylinder packing 349 horsepower. The aluminum engine will be mated to a standard six-speed dual-clutch gearbox with an electronically-controlled rear M differential. With a curb weight of just over 3,300 pounds and easily making more than 310-330 lb-ft of torque, Expect a 0-60 time of sub 5 seconds.
Also note the wheel arches rumour has it there is something very different under there!
The C29 – with a notably sharp, high and wide front nose and a McLaren-style shark-fin engine cover – is liveried all in white with black sidepods.
The 23-year-old, who debuted late last year for Toyota, may also bring Panasonic, according to speculation.
Despite using Ferrari’s engine and gearbox, Sauber is still officially called BMW Sauber F1 Team, and the BMW acronym also appeared on team clothing at Valencia on Sunday and even in tiny lettering on the C29’s nose.
However, the familiar ‘S’ logo, last seen prior to Sauber’s acquisition by the departed German carmaker BMW in 2005, was also on the team clothing.
“The development of the car has seen the team build on the experience gained last year and the improvement in performance over the final third of the season,” said technical director Willy Rampf, also present in Spain.
“However, the new regulations banning refuelling during the race and stipulating a reduced width for the front tyres have required significant changes to the car’s design,” he added.
This is the new top of the range non-M version of the Z4, Unvailed Monday at the Detroit motor show, with 335bhp.
It’s called the sDrive35i and is fitted with a tuned version of BMW’s excellent straight six engine, featuring a new overboost function that temporarily raise torque to a whopping 369lb ft for spiritfull mid-range acceleration.
Fitted with a seven speed dual clutch gearbox, this Z4 deals with the 0-62mph dash in just 4.8 seconds and can go on to an electronically limited 155mph top speed approx 170mph unlimited.
The M Sport packages are fitted as standard, while lower bumpers and new 18-inch alloys mark it apart from the standard car. It’ll be loud too because BMW has adjusted the exhaust system to offer “powerful acoustic feedback.”
[kaltura-widget wid=”c6actlyqo8″ width=”410″ height=”364″ addpermission=”3″ editpermission=”3″ /]AC Schnitzer the approved BMW Tuning partner have succesfully broke the world record for the fastest road legal diesel production car while at the Nardo Test facility in Italy.
The car was based on the 335d with a power output of 306bhp which is only a 25bhp hike from the standard car and achieved 288.7kph.