The legendary BMW 1M is popping up in our news again, after receiving some cool performance features from the famous European Auto Source tuning company. This is their latest tune-up project, after upgrading the top of the line M235i model from the 2-Series.
The BMW 1M has received a lot of goodies made entirely from carbon fiber, but the main part is the carbon fiber Gruppe M intake, specially manufactured in Japan, which adds up a performance statistics to the sports car. The new carbon intake comes with the high-flow K&N air filter which “increase flow and efficiency and captures contaminants.”
As a reminder, the BMW 1M has first seen the daylight back in 2011, being considered one of the most attractive and appreciated BMW models, with prices that have increasingly raised, now the model costing $61,670, compared to the base $46,135, back in 2011.
The stock BMW 1M also comes with 340 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque under the hood, hooked to a six-speed manual with limited slip differential, capable of sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h in around 4.8 seconds. We have no performance detailing concerning the upgrades carried out to the unit, after receiving the carbon fiber intake.
Unfortunately, the BMW carmaker has decided to put the 1M on the stand, in June 2012, after being successfully sold in 6309 models, out of which 740 units were sold in the United States and 220 units in Canada.