BMW’s M-Series certainly needs no introduction as far as being one of the most popular performance divisions of any automotive brand in the world today.
With a long list of high-powered Beamers under it’s belt, it’s no secret that the M-Series has becoming a tuning favorite, including their most recent member of the family, the 2012 1-Series M Coupe. This particular project, the first for a 1-Series M Coupe, was commissioned by a "Flex///M", a member of the 1addicts forum. As the name of the site suggests, these people are about as close to 1-Series aficionados as you can get and Flex///M’s project called "Clockwork Orange" is living proof of that.
For this particular model, the modifications include a steady mix of aerodynamic and performance improvements, including plenty of carbon fiber used on both the exterior and interior of the car. There’s a Starck Performance carbon fiber ’1m Vision’ hood and a Starck Performance carbon fiber ’1m Vision’ trunk both in Valencia Orange, Icarbon matte kidney grilles, Icarbon carbon fiber seatbacks, a United BMW performance steering wheel, and a set of Morr Wheels Vs8.2 forged carbon wheels.
As for the performance improvements, the 1-Series M Coupe still retains its 3.0-liter twin-turbo straight-six engine with 335 horsepower at 5,900 rpm and 369 lb/ft of torque with overboost. Despite that, there are still plenty of upgrades to go around, including a new KW suspension, Starck Performance 1M downpipes, a Starck Performance 1M intercooler, a new Afe cold air intake, and a 1M-specific ESS tuning.
All told, this project is a one-off exclusively made for Flex///M. Kind of wish there’s more of this to go around because you can’t have enough tuned-up 2012 BMW 1-Series M Coupes running around our streets.