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This BMW 1M makes 550 hp thanks to American muscle [w/video]

We're firm believers in the fact that there are few things on this green Earth that can't be improved with the addition of a General Motors small block. Need proof? Take a peek over Jon Sibal's site for a look at a BMW 1 Series M Coupe powered by a good old-fashioned American lump.

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Watch Jeremy Clarkson pit 1908 V12 Brutus against BMW 1 Series M Coupe

The Brutus is a relic from another time. A time when men approached automobile racing with reckless abandon by cramming the largest, most powerful engine available onto a chassis supported by the world's skinniest tires. Suspension, brakes and cumbersome safety equipment were all scrapped for bullet-shaped bodywork and testicles the size of small planetary bodies. The Brutus boasts a 46-liter BMW V12 engine pulled from a post-World War II fighter plane and a chassis from a 1908 American LaFrance

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BMW 1M Coupe chases M3 CSL around the Nürburgring

When BMW finally revealed just all that there is to love about the 1M Coupe, plenty of onlookers immediately began debating whether or not they'd lay claim to the baby M or the legendary M3 if it were their cash on the line. We're still not entirely sure where we'd put our hardly earned money if it came right down to it, and the video Zach Bowman

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Autoblog Podcast #238

Jaguar XFR Brake, Hyundai supercar, Lamborghini manuals, Red-light cameras

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2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe First Drive

The E30 M3 Reincarnated, But Where Does That Leave The M3?

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BMW teases 2012 1 Series [w/video]

With the 2012 BMW 1 Series nearing its debut, BMW has released a painfully vague teaser image of its next small car. We already have a good indication of the car's five-door shape, thanks to a crack team of spy photographers, but a second version is in the works, and judging by the profile, it's likely a three-door hatch.

Jon Sibal's BMW 1 M Coupe rendering to become real car

Jon Sibal is a very talented artist, and he recently turned his virtual pen on the all-new 2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe. This rendering is going to be more than just a desktop wallpaper and a dream, however, because a BMW tuning company in Chicago is going to build it.

Detroit 2011: 2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe revs its beating heart

2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe – Click above for high-res image gallery

2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe priced from $47,010, 650i Convertible from $91,375

BMW 1 Series M Coupe (above) and 650i Convertible (below right) – Click either image for high-res image galleries

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