BMW has released a new promotional video for their latest pocket rocket M135i called “The Fastest Christmas Song in the World.” Now before you click the link expecting to see a 3 second rendition of Joy to the World let us manager your expectations a little bit. Filmed at the Circuit de l’Anneau du Rhin, the clip doesn’t have to do with the length of the song but rather how fast the singers are traveling.
For those of you who are not familiar with the BMW M135i, do not be embarrassed as it is not sold here in North America. The car employees a slightly detuned version of the same 3.0-liter straight-6 turbo engine found in the BMW 1 Series M Coupe rated at 315 hp. Both cars deliver 332 pound-feet of torque, although the M135i’s torque peak arrives 200 rpm earlier at 1,300 rpm. Unlike the 1M coupe, the M135i can be ordered with an automatic, an eight-speed unit in this case that includes paddle shifters that help accelerate the car to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds according to BMW. When equipped with the six-speed manual and the time actually rises to 5.1 seconds because its wider-spaced ratios are less speedily swapped.
We mean come on man just listen to it. It sounds like a cloud of a million angry bees as they swoop down to chase you into a lake. The car in the video has the greatest 3-liter turbo straight 6 sound track that we have ever heard. The manufacture “Akrapovic” says that the new stainless steel downpipes, titanium link pipes with resonators and titanium muffler undercut the OEM system by 12 kg (26 lbs)
Give it a listen and check back again in one more hour for a final Friday tribute video this time for a Muscle car hero.
By now we have all seen the 1-Series M-Coupe vs M3 videos and Know that these cars are extremely closely related to each other. So today we will see the Might new 2012 BMW 1-Series M-Coupe take on one of its segments competitors the Audi RS3.
On Paper this may or may not seem like a fair fight as both cars have 335hp and about 330lb-ft of torque. The difference is how that Power gets applied to the tarmac. The Bimmer sends the power to the rear wheels through a traditional 6-speed manual. Whereas the Audi uses a dual clutch 7-speed auto and distributes its power out to all 4 tires.
Check out the ¼ mile drag race that Auto Express has put the two rockets through, the results were close and the reply analysis is very entertaining.
I read this article as soon as it was posted on the Motor Trend website Tuesday of this week because ever since the 1-Series M Coupe came out I was wondering how it would stack up against the almighty M3. It was a great read and a very enjoyable video. Either way you cut it I would love to drive either of them on or to a race track. They both feature a rock solid suspension and chassis, kicks as power plants and will blow the doors of 95% of all current cars on the road.
The really question is which one would you purchase, the cheaper M1 or the more grown up M3. I know I’d be M3 all the way, V8 power rules!
I was reading about the new 2012 BMW 1-Series M Coupe yesterday on Evo Magazines site. It is going to be an awesome car and should give the Porsche Cayman R a run for its money. It has the 335i turbo 3.0-liter straight six under the hood which is cranking out 335 hp and 369 lb-ft. This can accelerate the car from 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds. Very similar to a car that I’m posting about later this afternoon so check that article out as well. This car has the rear diff rear axle and the suspension components of the M3 and to improve performance has a wider stance thanks to the M3 component as well as it is connecting to the road on wider stickier tires.
The attached Video is a true testament to the Power of today’s CGI and the digitized concert walls look 98% like the real deal. The video truly captures the fun to drive nature of the new 1-Series M Coupe showing how manageable the car is to drive even when drifting sideways on a track. Make sure you check the video out full screen and in HD resolution so that you can truly appreciate the post production work.
I was interested in what the M1 or should I say BMW 1 Series M Coupe was bringing to the table. Thankfully I came across this excellent review by Auto Express today. Instead of writing a long recap outlining the highs and lows of the 1 Series M coupe, I will just encourage you to watch the below video. Happy Victoria Day everyone, and remember that this is the unofficial start of summer.