BMW 1M replica with V10 engine by TJ Fahrzeugdesign

15 Oct 2012 8:41 pm | BMW, Cars

A lot of people wanted to buy a BMW 1 Series M Coupe but unfortunately it was produced in a limited run of just 6,331 units, so.. just a few could get one. In case you’re the lucky owner of BMW 1 Series and you’d like to turn it into a 1M Coupe, we have some good news for you, coming straight from Germany.

The German tuner TJ Fahrzeugdesign (TJ Vehicle Design) has released a conversion program that could turn any BMW 1 Series into a 1M Replica with a powerful V10 engine under the hood. They’ve managed to fit in the engine compartment of the 1 Series the massive S85 V10 unit that’s also used on the new M5 and M6.

Since the BMW 1 Series is a lot smaller than the 5 or 6 series, you can just imagine how breathtakingly fast this car will be. The guys from TJ have also remapped the software of this engine and took its power output from 507 to 550 horsepower. To handle all this power, the 1 Series M Coupe by TJ also features the high performance braking system from the BMW X6 M.

Many other parts were imported from the BMW M5 E60, like the shortened propshaft to bring all that power to the rear axle, the SMG transmission, fuel pump, oil pan and even more. According to the car tuners, their BMW 1 Series M Coupe could sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds, it could reach 200 km/h in 12 seconds and also a top speed of 325 km/h.

The BMW 1 Series also received a Club Sport suspension from KW and a new set of 20″ wheels wrapped in high performance tires. The price for all this? “Just” 20,000 Euros.