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The crowd at Axis of Oversteer managed to get their paws on the first BMW 1 Series M Coupes to be let loose on American soil. What did they do with the car? While we can imagine the vehicle has already suffered through a pile of hole-shot launches and some serious flinging, the AoO gang also took a spell to load the car onto a set of scales to find out what exactly the baby M weights with a full tank. In a world where manufacturers are increasingly pressed to get their vehicles under the 4,000 pound mark, the 1 Series M Coupe managed to slide in at 3,351 pounds.

That's mighty skinny considering that the car packs a 340 horsepower turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six under hood. This particular car has a full dance card at the moment. It's headed from New Jersey to Daytona, Florida to serve as the pace car for this weekend's 24 Hours of Daytona. We're guessing that the machine will be right at home among the muscle-bound bruisers going the distance down south.


Gallery: 2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe



[Source: Axis of Oversteer]BMW 1 Series M Coupe steps up to the scales originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 24 Jan 2011 19:25:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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My R-Spec is still lighter from the factory.
 

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My R-Spec is still lighter from the factory.
I wonder if anyone has weighted a 2.0T as well. Curious what the balance is. Most of the articles are all Hyundai's numbers which were taken from the 3.8L.
 

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this is the worst car for the money i have seen in a while...

a 135i with JUST a jb4 tune will destroy this car. the M1 has the SAME motor as the 135i with a tune, that isnt even that aggressive.
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this is the worst car for the money i have seen in a while...

a 135i with JUST a jb4 tune will destroy this car. the M1 has the SAME motor as the 135i with a tune, that isnt even that aggressive.
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I agree - but if you already bought / were looking at a BMW, it's not because of it's value.
I had an argument amongst friends in the general thinking...brand name or bust is all it is.

BMW is great, BMW M-division it doesn't matter it HAS TO BE AWESOME!

Reminds me of Honda of old, but Honda couldn't fool people forever.
 
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