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BMW says yes to 1 Series M successor, no to M6 Gran Coupe with xDrive

If you're anything like us, the first half of that headline made you smile. The BMW 1 Series M Coupe was, without a doubt, one of our favorite cars from the past few years, and according to a BMW Blog interview, Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, head of the company's M division, has confirmed that a successor is in the works. "We haven't made a decision yet, but the 1M coupe was so successful, that in my opinion, I am absolutely sure we will build a successor," Nitschke told BMW Blog. Currently, BMW only offers the M135i version of the new 1 Series hatch in Europe, which Nitschke says is "not a... Read More

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    Confirmed: BMW 1M successor on the way, M6 Gran Coupe will forego xDrive
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    If you're anything like us, the first half of that headline made you smile. The BMW 1 Series M Coupe was, without a doubt, one of our favorite cars from the past few years, and according to a BMWBlog interview, Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, head of the company's M division, has confirmed that a successor is in the works. "We haven't made a decision yet, but ...

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    Report: BMW M5 quicker than 1 M Coupe quicker than M3
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    Autobild recently set out to settle the question of which M vehicle is the fastest in the BMW stable at the moment. Not surprisingly, the German enthusiast publication found the BMW M3 CRT to be the quickest around the Sachsenring, setting the magazine's fastest time around the track with a 1:38.37 minute lap time. That's impressive, but not nearly as ...

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    Video: This BMW 1M makes 550 hp thanks to American muscle [w/video]
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    We're firm believers in the fact that there are few things on this green Earth that can't be improved with the addition of a General Motors small block. Need proof? Take a peek over Jon Sibal's site for a look at a BMW 1 Series M Coupe powered by a good old-fashioned American lump. The GC10-V8 is actually a silhouette race car, which means the vehicle ...

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    Video: Watch Jeremy Clarkson pit a 1908 V12 Brutus against BMW 1 Series M Coupe
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    The Brutus is a relic from another time. A time when men approached automobile racing with reckless abandon by cramming the largest, most powerful engine available onto a chassis supported by the world's skinniest tires. Suspension, brakes and cumbersome safety equipment were all scrapped for bullet-shaped bodywork and testicles the size of small ...

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    Video: Audi RS3 goes head-to-head against BMW 1 M Coupe in drag race
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    There's no end to the vehicles to which you could compare the BMW 1 M Coupe. You could pit it against its big brother the M3, or the original that is its spiritual ancestor. Top Gear put it in unusual context with the Volkswagen GTI. Autocar against the Porsche Cayman R. The list goes on and on, but perhaps its most natural modern rival is the Audi ...

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    Video: Video: BMW 1M Coupe drifts atop tallest helipad in the world
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    Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Well, maybe not quite, but the 2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe is definitely fast and powerful. And now it's been spotted atop one particularly tall building. The building in question, the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles, stands 1,018 feet tall, ...

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    Video: Video: Automobile pits BMW 1M against M3, chastises the automatic transmission
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    Jason Cammisa is a talented scribe over at the magazine of automobiles. He's also a passionate fellow, and has chosen to release some of that passion on the topic of an automatic-equipped BMW M3. Why the hostility? There are certainly a number of reasons one could draw upon, but in this instance, it's because Cammisa has the BMW 1 Series M Coupe at his ...

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    Sportauto runs 8:15 Nurburging lap in BMW 1 M Coupe
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    The new BMW 1 Series M Coupe has finally taken a timed spin around the Nürburgring, and the results aren't bad. According to Sportauto, the rear-wheel-drive, 335-horsepower compact two-door ran an 8:15, putting it slightly ahead of the Audi TT RS and the Audi RS 3 Sportback. (Both Audis share the same 340-hp 2.5-litre turbo five-cylinder and ...

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    Report: BMW files trademark for M2
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    We already told you that BMW has decided to limit production of the 1 Series M, making it a one-year proposition. Now, we may know a bit more about this decision. The German automaker has reportedly filed trademarks on the terms "M2" and "BMW M2." Where is the 2 Series upon which these terms could apply? Rumor has it that the next-generation BMW 1 Series ...

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    Video: BMW 1 M Coupe gets strapped to the dyno
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    It's no secret that manufacturers sometimes underrate horsepower and torque figures for certain high performance models. This practice has been going on since the muscle car wars, and we don't see it stopping anytime soon. Inside Line wanted to find out what the 2011 BMW 1 Series M is putting down for power, so rather than rely on the manufacturer's ...