Still want that M3?
The BMW 1 Series M Coupe has been called the “spiritual successor to the E30 M3.” That’s quite a compliment and so far the potent 1 Series is everything an M model should be. But, some feel that it lives in the shadow of the legendary M3, which is why Kelleners Sport has engineered the first ever complete tuning program for the BMW E82 called the KS1-S.
The new BMW 1 Series M Coupe uses a high-revving twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine to power the rear wheels and produce 340 horsepower stock. The BMW specialists have installed the KS Power SW 35M upgrade package, which increases power to 410 hp and 406 lb-ft. of torque. In addition to the power upgrade, Kelleners Sport has also fitted a new stainless-steel exhaust system with quad 83 mm tailpipes to reduce backpressure and create an aggressive growl.
While the BMW 1 Series M comes with an M-specific suspension setup, Kelleners Sport has developed and designed their own setup based on their racing experience and guidance from racecar driver and eponym, Ralf Kelleners. Customers are given a wide range of options thanks to adjustable height, rebound, and compression to create the optimal setup for a certain track or wheel and tire fitment. Further improving the overall handling and dynamics of the KS1-S are two lightweight wheel options: the “Berlin” and the “Hamburg”. The 15-spoke Hamburg wheels can be ordered in polished graphite silver, polished platinum silver, and matte black finishes, while the double-spoke Berlin wheels can be ordered in platinum silver polished, matte black polished, and matte black. Up front the fitment consists of 9 x 20 wheels and 245/30 high performance tires while the rear staggers in with 10 x 20 and 265/30 tires.
The exterior of the Kelleners Sport KS1-S has been optimized for low drag and maximum downforce. The front wears a new MS spoiler lip and an electro-polished stainless steel three-piece grille. The stock air curtains that redirect air around the front wheels are not affected by the new upgrades. For a more athletic exterior appearance, Kelleners Sport added new decorative stripes for the hood, side sills, and roof.
Even the interior has been refined for a more luxurious sport atmosphere. The seats, dashboard, and door panels have been trimmed in perforated black leather and alcantara with contrasting white stitching, embroidered headrests, and white accents. The steering wheel, gear shifter, and hand brake have all been fitted with alcantara for improved grip. The floor is decorated with new aluminum pedals and velour floor mats with the Kelleners Sport logo.
The Kelleners Sport KS1-S is currently available from the German tuner and is the first full tuning program for the 1 Series M Coupe. Pricing has not been released.
Kelleners Sport KS1-S BMW E82 1 Series M Coupe Specifications
Displacement: 3.0 liters
Number of Cylinders: Inline-six
Maximum Horsepower: 410 (301 kW)
Maximum Torque: 406 lb-ft. (550 Nm)
-Kelleners Sport Ks Power SW 35M power upgrade
-Stainless steel exhaust system with quad 83 mm tailpipes
Type: Six-speed manual
Wheels, Tires, and Suspension:
Wheels: “Berlin” or “Hamburg” lightweight one-piece
Front Wheels: 9 x 20
Rear Wheels: 10 x 20
Front Tires: 245/30
Rear Tires: 265/30
Suspension: Fully adjustable height, compression, and rebound. Custom setup
-MS front spoiler lip
-Three-part MS electro-polished stainless steel grille insert
-Decorative strips on hood, roof, and side sills
-Perforated leather with white stitching and white accents on seats, dashboard, and doors
-Alcantara steering wheel, handbrake, and gear lever
-Velour floor mats
-Aluminum pedal set
Kelleners Sport KS1-S BMW E82 1 Series M Coupe Gallery
[Source: Kelleners Sport]
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