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 |  Apr 26 2011, 9:09 AM

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Track tests of the new new BMW 1 Series M Coupe are starting to take place and according to one of the most recent, the turbocharged mini-M is a force to be reckoned with.

In the latest issue of Sport Auto magazine the editors there managed a 1:14.1 lap time at Germany’s Hockenhiem circuit. That’s a tenth faster than the current M3 equipped with a dual-clutch transmission – making us wonder just how fast it could be if equipped with a DCT.

The 1M isn’t, however, faster than any M3, with the old E46 M3 CSL model still holding that title for the Mag around Hockenheim, with a 1:13.5.

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  • Ray

    I’m impressed that the 1M is just over 1 second slower than the M3 CSL. I really expected a slower time, guess not.

    No matter how big or small of a car BMW produces you can always depend on them to deliver performance.