Video Showcases Drifting Skills of Late BMW 1M

The 2016 BMW M2 Coupe is the worthy successor of the late BMW 1M, and even if the car left production some while ago, it is one of the most haunted down BMW models on the market.

It is also wanted by tuning companies worldwide or different high-class shops that still use it for different events, drifting sessions and so on.

It is also the case of this exquisite BMW 1M Coupe which is showing its drifting skills in the video below.
However, this is not an ordinary M1 Coupe, the model being modified for drifting. This means that comes with according mechanics.

We are looking here at a heavily modified front axle, with some other new tweaks inside, like full roll cage and, single seat and carbon fiber hood. This way, the car is now lighter, weighing just 1 ton, coming with an increased weight distribution.

In the stock form, the BMW 1M Coupe used a N54 3.0-liter twin-turbo straight-six engine, with 340 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque, allowing a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in an impressive 4.3 seconds. The engine sent the power to the rear axle via a six-speed manual transmission.

However, it seems that this M1 Coupe drifter is using a modified engine, meaning an S85 V10 5.0-liter burner, the same one found on the BMW E60 M5, now delivering 550 horsepower, thanks to the new intake and exhaust systems.

We are not going to spoil all the fun and let you enjoy the video with this gorgeous BMW M1 Coupe demonstrating its skills in a drifting session!


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