It seems to be an open secret BMW's developing an M version of the 1-series coupe. Will this"M1" be like the heavy, torque-free BMW M3 or the legendary lightweight performance cars of yore? Possibly-leaked information may shed some light.
After throwing an M badge on all manner of crossovers and SUVs, BMW may finally bestow one upon the 1-series — creating the BMW M1 — a twin-turbo I6-powered 350 HP Bavarian cream puff.
According to Edmunds Straightline, the BMW M1 is back in 2012 as a plug-in hybrid with a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbodiesel straight out of the EfficientDynamics concept to fight off the Audi R8 and SLS AMG.