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BMW 1M Gets the V10 Heart of an M5

by Shane McGlaun
BMW 1M Gets the V10 Heart of an M5zoom in

The BMW 1M Coupé is a very cool car, even if it looks a bit odd to my eyes. It’s sort of like a slightly smaller M3 with awkward proportions to my eyes. I don’t care at all what the car looks like when you tell me it’s been transplanted with the V10 engine from an M5. The 5.0-liter V10 in this car comes from an older model E60 M5 and it can send the tires up in smoke at will. Check the beast out in action, courtesy of car video fanatic NM2255:

The builders give us no indication of what the heck went into shoehorning the 550 horsepower V10 into the 1M chassis. I’d very much like to see behind the curtain on that install. More than that, I want to drive. I can haz this PLEASE?!?!

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