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BMW Shows Off More 1 Series M Coupe Skin in Paris

Mere blocks away from the Paris Motor Show, BMW positioned a still-camouflaged 1 Series M Coupe for a few distinctly racy photographs, teasing several angles of the new upcoming hot coupe before it is officially uncovered.

So what’s new from our previous photos? We can clearly see the BBS-style alloys in these shots, along with the 1 Series M Coupe’s lovely polished quad-exit exhaust system. The rear wraparound bumper features new vents (presumably to aid in brake cooling and/or aerodynamics) and the front fascia also gets a sporty-looking makeover. The overall profile of the car is largely covered with some tight-fitting black camouflage, but a subtle, almost E46 M3 CSL-like “duckbill” rear lip spoiler and some mildly flared fenders are clearly evident.

Despite the camouflage, the 1 Series M Coupe looks like it’s virtually production-ready to us. So when do we get to see it? Since it wasn’t at Paris, we’re guessing Geneva will mark the world debut as it’s the next Euro-centric show to arrive. Of course as we know more, so will you. And that includes details on what’s lurking under the hood. Be sure to check out this teaser video in the meantime.

Source: BMW M-Power

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Buying Guide

2011 BMW 1-Series

Fair Market Price $15,002 128 i Convertible
Motor Trend Rating
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EPA MPG:

18 City / 28 Hwy

Horse Power:

230 @ 6500

Torque:

200 @ 2750