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.

  • 2012 BMW 1-Series M Coupe by TVW Car Design
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    3.0-liter inline-6 engine
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    420 horsepower
  • Torque @ RPM:
    457 lb/ft of torque
  • Top Speed:
    187 mph
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  (383) posted on 12.5.2011

Well, good thing that it has an impressive engine output, and I noticed that its exterior appearance is not really so trendy, but I still love the exclusivity of it even on its interior.

  (595) posted on 08.10.2011

In my opinion, I don’t see any special about this car. The styling is standard. The color is very simple and lame, though I admit the power performance is really great, and the wheel of the car is some kind of classy, which make it look luxurious.

  (528) posted on 08.9.2011

The tuning for the BMW series M is still on its way to the top. By the way, the exterior of the car is great. It seems that BMW know how to have more eyes, and I do like the headlights of the car. It makes the car look sporty.

  (287) posted on 08.9.2011

Agree. I really like the clean and decent styling of the car. The pearl white scent paint job of the car makes it more elegant. Well, it’s a great thing that they offer an engine upgrade for this tuned up version.

  (398) posted on 08.9.2011

Wow! The styling of the car is really great and I think the M package makes it more gorgeous! The figure performance of the vehicle really makes the car blast in the race track.

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