- 3.0-liter inline-6 engine
- Horsepower @ RPM:
- 420 horsepower
- Torque @ RPM:
- 457 lb/ft of torque
- Top Speed:
- 187 mph
The continuous game of tuning one-upsmanship never seems to stop when it comes to the BMW 1-Series M Coupe . The car’s been out on the streets just recently and yet, it feels like we’re seeing one program after another come out of the proverbial woodwork. The latest tuning firm to introduce a tuning program for the sporty baby ’M’ is TVW Car Design, which gave it plenty of new aesthetic and performance ammunition.
Among the things that stand out with TVW’s program for the 1M Coupe include a new carbon-fiber rear spoiler, a black painted roof made out of carbon-fiber, and a set of 20" blacked-out wheels. Dive even deeper and you’ll find that the 1M Coupe also got a new adjustable KW coilover suspension that has spent enough time in the testing circles to promise even better ride comfort for the baby M. Inside the car, TVW opted to get rid of the sporty seats in favor of leather-covered bucket seats. The steering wheel was also dressed up with LED indicators that are complemented by an aesthetically-pleasing orange stitching.
Under the hood, TVW also gave the 1M Coupe an impressive program. Taking the car’s 3.0-liter inline-6 engine, the tuning company bumped up the output from the standard 335 horsepower and 332 lb/ft of torque all the way up to 420 horsepower and 457 lb/ft of torque. The resulting spike in output also took the car’s top speed capabilities from an electronically limited 155 mph all the way up to 187 mph.
Like we said, the market is currently full of programs for the BMW 1-Series M Coupe. TVW’s work may not have been the first, but it most definitely qualifies as one of the best we’ve seen so far.
gallery: BMW 1-Series M Coupe