I told myself I would hate the BMW 1 Series M Coupe because no parts bin-built Bimmer could ever be worthy of the M-Sport badge. Right? Of course. I knew I would hate the "BMW 1M." I had to. But did I?
The slueths at 1Addicts pulled up this chart listing future BMW engines, including a 340 hp twin-turbocharged N54 inline-six for the BMW 1M. Makes sense. Intriguingly, this document also hints at a 445 hp BMW 1-series. Wait, what?
The new BMW 1 Series M Coupe will not be called the M1. According to BMW's Dr. Kay Segler "BMW M1 is a name with powerful historical associations...so our new model will be called the BMW 1 Series M Coupé."