Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > M Series > E82 1M Coupe (2011 - 2012)

E82 1M Coupe (2011 - 2012)
In many ways the spiritual successor to the E30 M3. Powered by a M derivitive of the N54 the inline six makes 340hp and giving the 1M a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-19-2011, 09:19 AM
brave1heart's Avatar
brave1heart brave1heart is offline
Lap Dog
Location: Boston, MA
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 1,216
Mein Auto: '08 Z4 M Coupe, '01 325i
BMW 1M Autocross In-Car Cam

A few weeks ago, I did Quick Takes on the BMW 1M here: http://www.onehotlap.com/2011/09/qui...ng-bmw-1m.html, followed by a Track session video at Watkins Glen here: http://www.onehotlap.com/2011/09/qui...ng-bmw-1m.html. This past weekend, I had the opportunity to take the same car out for a run at the BMW CCA Autocross event:

http://www.onehotlap.com/2011/10/bmw...n-car-cam.html

The 1M did very well right out of the box!

The best time for the fastest car on street tires at the event was 69.72. The 1M pulled off a 73.62 on a first try. Even though that would put it just outside the Top 20 cars on street tires at the event, it's a lot like comparing apples to oranges because the vast majority of cars are set up with stickier tires and suspension tweaks and each gets 8 runs. My feeling is that given the opportunity to do best of 8 runs in the 1M, it had easy potential for 72 seconds flat. Autocross rewards suspension setup over power and the 1M's suspension is already significantly stiffer compared to a stock 135i's. However, you can tell from the video that although the suspension is very good for a factory setup, the car leans quite a bit in fast transitions, which could easily be improved with stiffer springs and more aggressive damping. The power comes rushing in very fast, which leads to moderate understeer with the stock setup. Negative 2 to 2.5 degrees of camber would go a long way with dialing the understeer out. I think a 1M set up with springs, shocks, camber, and better tires would definitely have great potential to fight for first place in its class and even top honors in its tire category.
__________________
'08 Z4MC, Interlagos Blue, Black int, CF trim, H&R springs, TMS camber kit w/ -3 deg, 245/275 Nitto NT01 on D Force LTW5 wheels, 245/275 Dunlop Direzzas

'01 325i: Orient Blue/black, SP, M stress bar, UUC sways, TMS camber plates, TMS rear sub reinf kit, CAI, Shark, Borla, Dunlop Direzza 245/40/17 on 17x8 O.Z. Superleggeras

HPDE instructor, Boston Chapter Autocross Co-chair, Boston Bimmer columnist www.boston-bmwcca.org/bimmer/online.aspx

My performance driving site: www.OneHotLap.com
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 10-24-2011, 06:09 PM
brave1heart's Avatar
brave1heart brave1heart is offline
Lap Dog
Location: Boston, MA
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 1,216
Mein Auto: '08 Z4 M Coupe, '01 325i
Adding a 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS in-car video from the same event for comparison.

http://www.onehotlap.com/2011/10/200...autocross.html
__________________
'08 Z4MC, Interlagos Blue, Black int, CF trim, H&R springs, TMS camber kit w/ -3 deg, 245/275 Nitto NT01 on D Force LTW5 wheels, 245/275 Dunlop Direzzas

'01 325i: Orient Blue/black, SP, M stress bar, UUC sways, TMS camber plates, TMS rear sub reinf kit, CAI, Shark, Borla, Dunlop Direzza 245/40/17 on 17x8 O.Z. Superleggeras

HPDE instructor, Boston Chapter Autocross Co-chair, Boston Bimmer columnist www.boston-bmwcca.org/bimmer/online.aspx

My performance driving site: www.OneHotLap.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-11-2012, 10:55 AM
brave1heart's Avatar
brave1heart brave1heart is offline
Lap Dog
Location: Boston, MA
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 1,216
Mein Auto: '08 Z4 M Coupe, '01 325i
Just read on BMWblog that only 740 1Ms were sold in total. I cannot believe I was lucky enough to get into one and drive it at the autocross and track within weeks of its availability. Probably one of the best things that happened to me last year!! Roundel published the review too - you may have see it here:

http://www.onehotlap.com/2012/01/one...in-worlds.html

Bimmerfest's advantage is that you got to read it 3 months early!
__________________
'08 Z4MC, Interlagos Blue, Black int, CF trim, H&R springs, TMS camber kit w/ -3 deg, 245/275 Nitto NT01 on D Force LTW5 wheels, 245/275 Dunlop Direzzas

'01 325i: Orient Blue/black, SP, M stress bar, UUC sways, TMS camber plates, TMS rear sub reinf kit, CAI, Shark, Borla, Dunlop Direzza 245/40/17 on 17x8 O.Z. Superleggeras

HPDE instructor, Boston Chapter Autocross Co-chair, Boston Bimmer columnist www.boston-bmwcca.org/bimmer/online.aspx

My performance driving site: www.OneHotLap.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-20-2012, 09:56 AM
Plaz's Avatar
Plaz Plaz is offline
Location: Churzee
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 16,111
Mein Auto: '11 1M;'08 MCS;'02 325iT
Quote:
Originally Posted by brave1heart View Post
just read on bmwblog that only 740 1ms were sold in total. I cannot believe i was lucky enough to get into one
+1!!
__________________
2011 1M
2008 MCS
2002 325iT
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
autocross


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > M Series > E82 1M Coupe (2011 - 2012)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms