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.

  • 2012 BMW 1-Series M Coupe "Clockwork Orange"
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  • Engine:
    3.0-liter twin-turbo straight-six engine
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    335 horsepower at 5,900 rpm
  • Torque @ RPM:
    369 lb/ft of torque with overboost
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Source: 1addicts

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  (596) posted on 06.14.2011

For me, I think that it was actually a good idea that they didn’t do a large amount of engine overhaul here. I am not really fond of high powered cars and I think that the current specs is just right for it.

  (619) posted on 06.13.2011

Well, it’s a bit bad that they didn’t do a full engine upgrade on this one. But it is still rather good, considering all the things that they have thrown in here.

  (600) posted on 06.13.2011

It nice to know that they decide to upgrade it’s version to a very impressive appearance. It was so unique! And I’m quite amazed on it’s appearance. The fiery effect design of the car makes it more exotic.

  (580) posted on 06.10.2011

Updating the set of this car is a brilliant idea. I think upgrading the exterior and interior design is a very impressive work and I hope they will also use a powerful engine to this one.

  (334) posted on 06.10.2011

I would say that it is really a good thing that they didn’t put any of those fancy spoilers on this one, as it would really ruin the overall look of the car. I like that they have kept this one simple.

  (666) posted on 06.9.2011

Wow, that’s one fiery looking car. I am not really fond of the color orange for cars, but this one actually looks rather awesome. And it’s really a good thing that they used the I-Series to.

  (702) posted on 06.9.2011

Well, aside from the awesome speed of this car. I think the M package that was included here makes this car more appealing! I jut wonder on why they haven’t put any spoiler at the back of this car.

  (460) posted on 06.9.2011

After the M3 series,once again BMW strikes again! I bet a lot of consumer will be amazed with the performance of this car. 300+ hp is quite an incredible figure!

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