Even if there have been plenty of aftermarket programs being done on the BMW 1-Series M Coupe, there’s always room for more. After all, the car has been extremely popular in the short time that it’s been released so there’s a reason behind it’s been a tuning favorite.

The latest to take a stab at the baby 1M Coupe is Manhart Racing, which built an aerodynamic and performance package for the sports car. The car has yet to be unveiled to the press, but courtesy of Bimmertoday, photos and details of Manhart Racing’s work have been released. On the outside, the additions made include a new carbon fiber front spoiler lip, a rear diffuser, a new paint finish with Manhart-exclusive decals, a lowered suspension system, and a set of new 20" alloy wheels. Inside, Manhart dressed up the 1M Coupe with BMW Performance bucket seats with orange contrast stitching.

As for the powertrain, the changes made to the 3.0-liter, twin-turbo inline-six cylinder include a remapped ECU program and the addition of a new sport exhaust system, bumping the output up from the standard 335 horsepower all the way up to 414 horsepower.

It’s not the most powerful tuning program for the popular 1-Series M Coupe - TVW Car Design’s work has the slight edge in the department - but it’s still impressive and is definitely something BMW can be proud.

  • 2012 BMW 1-Series M Coupe by Manhart Racing
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    3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine
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    414 horsepower
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Source: Bimmertoday

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  (728) posted on 12.18.2011

It still looks cool on its simple graphic design. Moreover, it’s great that I can’t only drive it on a race track but also with the public road. It’s a good thing as well that it has an efficient engine.

  (384) posted on 12.5.2011

It looks so neat and clean on its white body paint, and I also noticed that they perfectly match it on its sporty interior, which truly looks awesome on it. I’m as well glad to know that it has a very satisfying engine.

  (630) posted on 10.4.2011

This car is one of the latest and truly impressed car. Very corporate and standard looking. Also tough and impressive proud car. For me this car always great on its horsepower.

  (382) posted on 08.31.2011

I hate the pure white paint job of the car. I think the Manhart Racing has stripped some awesome detail from the original car. I think it needs some modification on its aerodynamic kit.

  (333) posted on 08.31.2011

Sorry, but I don’t like the styling of this car and its modified version. I more like the standard version. Its a good thing as well that they have boost the engine performance of the car.

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