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    • BMW 1M underrated and offering M3 power - First dyno's reveal 1M puts down 346 wheel horsepower with intake

      It is nice to see BMW at least gave the 1M a little more in the tune over a standard N54. They obviously could have put out much more if they wanted to. 346 wheel horsepower in STD correction is pretty darn good for with an intake. That is basically M3 power right there. The car is rated at 335 crank so when a vehicle is putting out more to the wheels than it is rated at the motor that is definitely what we call underrated. This leads us to believe the reason the 1M did not get the DCT transmission is it would have stepped all over the M3's toes.

      Dyno's courtesy of @Matt@Camber-Toe , thank you Matt!



      This article was originally published in forum thread: First Dynos for the 1M started by Matt@Camber-Toe View original post
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Matt@Camber-Toe Click here to enlarge
        Jeremy from OE Tuning has speculated due to the fuel and ignition maps looking identical to the Alpina setup, whereas a regular N54 was entirely different.
        Is is not possible BMW supplied that map to Alpina?
      1. Tuned1's Avatar
        Tuned1 -
        I just don't see the M Division working with Alpina on this car. Just doesn't seem like something the M Division would do since they are pretty damn capable themselves.
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Tuned1 Click here to enlarge
        I just don't see the M Division working with Alpina on this car. Just doesn't seem like something the M Division would do since they are pretty damn capable themselves.
        No one said they arent capable, but if alpina already had the motor and map why not work with that? Would save all the legwork.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by black bnr32 Click here to enlarge
        I`m surprised some of you like the look of that dyno. Really poor top end imo.
        This is how all N54 engine dynos look.
      1. dreikraft's Avatar
        dreikraft -
        im not buying the built internals either.... only cause the car looks like a
        Attachment 10541
        but if you got an inside man over there who says they stuffed the duck with some goodies who'm i to argue.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        If BMW was pimping Alpina internals it would be all over every 1M press release. They just gave it the same tune Alpina already had from BMW. It is still an N54, no difference.

        If BMW did change the internals, we would get an S designation for the motor as an M car is supposed to have.
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        I thought M was about performance...handling...you know, that kind of stuff. I guess I was wrong, it must be about the name of the engine. Blah...Blah...Blah!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KB Click here to enlarge
        I thought M was about performance...handling...you know, that kind of stuff. I guess I was wrong, it must be about the name of the engine. Blah...Blah...Blah!
        An M is about the entire package, including the engine. Which, by the way, should be an M engine in an M car with an S designation. Hell, BMW says this themselves in the N20 technical document.
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        The entire package of the 1M is awesome. So whats your point?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KB Click here to enlarge
        The entire package of the 1M is awesome. So whats your point?
        This again?

        No M motor, no M car.
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        This again?
        I was thinking the same thing.
      1. dreikraft's Avatar
        dreikraft -
        Attachment 10549
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dreikraft Click here to enlarge
        lol...WTF is that? And why is your Euro style GF holding a 1M?
      1. dreikraft's Avatar
        dreikraft -
        rofl, thats her new bath toy
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      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        yummy