• BMW E82 1 Series M Coupe weighs in at 3,351 pounds with a full tank of gas

      The guys at Axis of Oversteer weighed a 1M Coupe with a full tank of gas. The result? 3,351 pounds. This is pretty impressive and lighter than an E92 M3 by about 200 pounds. BMW USA lists the curb weight for the 2011 135i at 3373 so the 1M undercuts it slightly. It is nice to see the parts off the M3 did not come with considerable weight gain.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: BMW 1 Series M Coupe steps up to the scales started by FR305 View original post
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FR305 Click here to enlarge
        Carbon Fiber Trunk and Bootlid cant take out what? 200 or 300 pounds ? Remove rear seats and Racing Bucket seats another 100?
        Carbon fiber trunk and hood will give you maybe 25 pounds. Race seats and removing the rears will probably net you close to 100.
      1. 1cleanAMG's Avatar
        1cleanAMG -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Carbon fiber trunk and hood will give you maybe 25 pounds. Race seats and removing the rears will probably net you close to 100.
        I thought the bootlid and hood would take a lot more out
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        thats pretty damn awesome. super light.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FR305 Click here to enlarge
        I thought the bootlid and hood would take a lot more out
        Why? They are already lightweight aluminum pieces. On the E92 M3 the Vorsteiner carbon hood doesn't even save any weight from what I recall because the hood is already so light.
      1. DD GT3 RD's Avatar
        DD GT3 RD -
        thats pretty damn good! Good to see...hopefully the next m3 follows in its path.
      1. 600whp S4's Avatar
        600whp S4 -
        thats still kind of heavy for a car that looks small..... I would like it to be atleast 3100
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        So it's allmost 100 us pounds heavier than a 135i MT ?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        So it's allmost 100 us pounds heavier than a 135i MT ?
        Depends whose weight you go with, BMW lists the MT 2011 135i at 3373.
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Isn't that the new regulaion weight with added driver weight?
        I thought the empty weight of my 135i AT was 1460kg, being +/- 3245 us pounds...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        Isn't that the new regulaion weigh with added driver weight?
        It may very well be, I think BMW gives their figures with all fluids and also with luggage. The DCT M3 weighs less than their given figures for example.
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        3,351 isn't that light for whats supposed to be the motorsport 1 series.
      1. fundahl's Avatar
        fundahl -
        They are just leaving room to build a pricier, lighter, more track-orientated version.
      1. img's Avatar
        img -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DD GT3 RD Click here to enlarge
        thats pretty damn good! Good to see...hopefully the next m3 follows in its path.
        Seems like the new M3 is goin to b a brick.A BMW tech told me that its goin to b close to 4K lbs.
        so im thinking that the E9X M3 with a blower will still be faster but cant wait for the new M to come out.
      1. img's Avatar
        img -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It may very well be, I think BMW gives their figures with all fluids and also with luggage. The DCT M3 weighs less than their given figures for example.
        So what u think of BMW not offering DCT for the 1M ?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by img Click here to enlarge
        Seems like the new M3 is goin to b a brick.A BMW tech told me that its goin to b close to 4K lbs.
        so im thinking that the E9X M3 with a blower will still be faster but cant wait for the new M to come out.
        The current M3 with a blower is going to be faster than anything BMW puts out for a long time. By the time they put out a car capable of 130 mpg in the 1/4 in stock form we will have teleportation technology.

        Seriously, the new M5 will be around 125 mph at best, a DCT M3 with a good SC will make easy work of it. Once the M5's start getting tuned though...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by img Click here to enlarge
        So what u think of BMW not offering DCT for the 1M ?
        I think it is done to protect the M3 because with a DCT those cars would be way too close, they already are.
      1. FDfranklin's Avatar
        FDfranklin -
        Not bad.. would rather see it around 3,000 but I guess you could get there with some weight reduction
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        The car isn't that light people, 3351? The 1 series already weighs like 3480 right? Big $#@!ing deal, 100 lbs. You can make up for that by running a 1/4 tank of gas and a big $#@! before the race.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        The car isn't that light people, 3351? The 1 series already weighs like 3480 right? Big $#@!ing deal, 100 lbs. You can make up for that by running a 1/4 tank of gas and a big $#@! before the race.
        Exactly, it isn't light, and it is heavier than an E36 M3 yet BMW compares it to the E30 M3? Retarded.
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        If it weighed 3100 lbs and came with 360 HP. I would be interested, hell a corvette has a better power/weight ratio for the same money; what makes me want to buy this thing?