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The crowd at Axis of Oversteer managed to get their paws on the first BMW 1 Series M Coupes
to be let loose on American soil. What did they do with the car? While we can imagine the vehicle has already suffered through a pile of hole-shot launches and some serious flinging, the AoO gang also took a spell to load the car onto a set of scales to find out what exactly the baby M weights with a full tank. In a world where manufacturers are increasingly pressed to get their vehicles under the 4,000 pound mark, the 1 Series M Coupe managed to slide in at 3,351 pounds.
That's mighty skinny considering that the car packs a 340 horsepower turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six under hood. This particular car has a full dance card at the moment. It's headed from New Jersey to Daytona, Florida to serve as the pace car for this weekend's 24 Hours of Daytona. We're guessing that the machine will be right at home among the muscle-bound bruisers going the distance down south.
Gallery: 2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe
[Source: Axis of Oversteer
]BMW 1 Series M Coupe steps up to the scales
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