|Previous-generation BMW 1 M Coupe|
BMW’s M Division is one of the most envied businesses in the auto industry. Part of the reason is their high-performance menu of cars, cars like the 1 M Coupe. Now it appears the little stomper will soon return to once again quench our thirst. But will it be called 1 M Coupe, or 2 M Coupe?
What we do know for sure is that it will be based on the current 1 Series platform. What is also known is that the 1 Series Coupe could change its name to 2 Series Coupe, turning the rear-wheel-driven performer into either a 2 M Coupe or even an M2. M Division CEO Dr Friedrich Nitschke says yes such a car is being developed, but won’t say much else.
Currently the standard-bearer in the 1 Series range is the M135i, which, for all its glorious wonders, just isn’t a proper M car. The M135i is good for 235kW, which leads us to believe the 1 M/ M2 will suit up for over 260kW. This figure would be quite appropriate given that the new Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG gives off 265kW.