It’s been a while since we talked last time about a tuning package dedicated to a model within BMW’s range but we are returning with tuning news and we do it big time. The smallest M ever created by BMW, the 1 Series M Coupe to be more precise, benefits from the first package, a tuning program which comes with styling tweaks but more important with power upgrades. As we previously reported, the new 1 Series M Coupe will be manufactured in less than 1,000 units so you’d better hurry up.
TechTec is the name of the tuning house which provides some noteworthy upgrades to the new BMW 1 Series M Coupe. We know that the standard 1M Coupe lapped the Hockenheim circuit in 1:14.1, slightly faster than the BMW M3 which did in 1:14.2. Well, the performance upgrades brought by the German tuners managed to improve the lap time to 1:13:59, not too much, theoretically.
We said theoretically because you will see that we talk about significant power improvements which raise the total output to 450 horsepower. For the beginning, TechTec offers a first power stage able to squeeze 380 horsepower and 578 Nm of torque from the 3.0-liter six-cylinder unit offering 335 horses in standard. This power increase costs around $1,400 while for additional $2,100 you can get a 400-horsepower BMW 1 Series M Coupe.
Lastly, the German tuners provide a power upgrade able to raise the total output to 450 horsepower, resources able to make the acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h possible in 4,1 seconds. The top speed increases as well to 300 km/h by getting rid of the speed limiter. Besides the power improvements, TechTec offers a new sport-suspension from KW, a system able to improve the handling while a new titanium exhaust system from Akrapovic will strengthen the sound produced by the revised engine.
There is almost no point to talk about the aesthetic tweaks as the variety of power upgrades brought by this tuning kit is most probably all what an 1M Coupe owner wants. However, at the exterior the German tuners applied some decals and vinyls but kept focused on the technical improvements.