BMW 1 Series M Coupe Production to End in 2011

When it arrived on the market, earlier this year, the 1 Series M coupe, or the 1M, as it has come to be known, was seen as one of the most impressive machines that came out the lines of BMW's tuning division.

The model, that has not even reached some of the dealerships from where it will sell, will however be taken out of production by the end of the year. The sad news has been given by Matt Russell, BMW's M brand manager, to The Detroit Bureau.

Unfortunately, the news was handed with no explanation attached, so no one can really tell why the 1M will be phased out.

The interest in the model has certainly been high. Priced in the US at $46,135, the 1 Series M coupe comes with a 2,979 cc in-line six-cylinder twin-turbocharged unit, tweaked into developing 340 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque.

The model is also equipped with an overboost function which makes the engine rev up and develop, for brief moments, 500 horsepower. With the standard output, the naught to 62 mph acceleration time of the 1M is rated at 4.9 seconds, while the top speed has been rated at 155 mph (250 km/h).

The German manufacturer is now getting ready to release the revised version of the regular 1 Series, so the rumor is that BMW will pull the 1 Series M off the market, so that it may upgraded it, based on the new production version. If that's true, that means the next generation 1 Series M won't get here until four years from now.
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