The 2012 BMW 1M Coupe really is on top of the world these days, isn’t it?

Days after the car was featured on the pilot episode of the new season of Top Gear, BMW’s high-powered 1M found itself on top of one of the tallest buildings in America: the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles. More important than that, the U.S. Bank Tower stands 1,018 feet tall and is considered as the tallest building in the world with a helipad on it.

So what exactly is the 1M Coupe doing on the helipad of this skyscraper?

Well, there’s awesome and then there’s awesome. This video of the 1M Coupe performing an arc drift on top of the world’s tallest helipad certainly qualifies for the latter. Kind of makes that previous video of the sports car drifting through walls look like child’s play, doesn’t it? Either way, the whole video certainly speaks for itself.

Reminder: The BMW 1M Coupe is powered by a new twin-turbocharged, all-aluminum, 3.0-liter inline-6 engine that delivers an impressive 335 HP at 5,900 rpm and 332 lb-ft of torque from 1,500 rpm to 4,500 rpm. It has a sprint time from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and a electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. The standing quarter-mile mark comes up in 13.2 seconds.


Source: BMW

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  (570) posted on 08.26.2011

This is definitely a heart-stopping commercial. I was thinking on how they have make this one. This is definitely an impressive video to watch. And its great that the car can deliver an awesome output with an aluminum chassis.

  (594) posted on 08.26.2011

The condition of the car above the building is kind of dangerous. I wonder if this true or just a camera trick. However, I was impressed with the figure performance of the car. I surely agree that the M package has made an awesome modification in the styling of the vehicle.

  (613) posted on 08.2.2011

Drifting in a helipad on the high building is kind of dangerous and deadly. IMO, it would be better to see a crashed car in the race track rather than seeing its tragic end due to falling on a tall building!

  (502) posted on 08.2.2011

The car has offer a more appealing version. And it’s a great thing as well that they have used the M package to this vehicle. It really makes the car more appealing and to boost its engine performance.

  (397) posted on 07.6.2011

I wonder what would be the next stunt that they will do for the 1M Coupe. I bet they will be trying to break some speed records this time around, that one I would definitely want to see.

  (442) posted on 07.6.2011

Wow! That was just freaking awesome! I want to know whose the drifter? He literally marks the helipad. BMW is indeed breaking the edge of promoting Coupe.

  (399) posted on 07.5.2011

OK, now I am definitely impressed with the 1M Coupe. While I am pretty much aware of the performance capabilities of the car, I first thought that this one is pretty standard. But now, I am definitely impressed.

  (52) posted on 07.4.2011

what will happen if the driver miss? lol

  (448) posted on 07.4.2011

Hmm, looks like BMW is really bent on promoting the M Coupe, this is probably the most radical stunt I have seen coming from them. But then again, you really can’t blame them.

  (858) posted on 07.4.2011

Their commercial about the concrete walls and on the helipad are both asthmatic!hehe I guess it real challenge the 1M Coupe. The awesomeness of the car plus its incredible performance makes it quite perfect for me. I can’t wait to put my behind its wheel!

  (474) posted on 07.4.2011

Yeah, it’s awesome! So much for its look but also the figure performance of this car is quite impressive. Anyways, the drifting of the 1M Coupe on the helipad is kind of breathless. I wonder who is the guy behind the wheel?

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