Being that the BMW 1M is arguably the greatest modern legend to come out of BMW's facilities, the following for these cars grows tremendously as it is believed to be one of the last great BMWs made. With limited production numbers and almost perfect power to weight ratio, the 1M has a well earned reputation...however we at Auto Source Group wondered, "How could we make it better?".
With the minds at Masterclass Auto, we realized that there is a huge potential for this car to improve. In fact, we decided to make the car BMW never made.
Getting a full manual drivetrain out of an e92 M3, we decided to build the 1M the way it should have been from the factory. Had the 1M been made with a V8, we believe that the car would simply be too great. That being said, we produced a FULL vehicle with all BMW parts and more. This is not a simple swap for the track, instead this is a fully customizable vehicle with homage to the BMW brand.
Equipped with the full drivetrain from an e92, we also decided to swap subframes, EDC suspension components, and even all brains of the e92 into this car.
Named Leipzig One after the Leipzig plant used to build this chassis of car, we decided to make it a fully functional, made to OEM spec, vehicle that people will be able to commission and fully customize as well. Customization options will include different paint codes like: Dakar Yellow, Phoenix Yellow, Laguna Seca Blue, Limerock Orange, custom interior options like: BMW Motorsport seats, different upholstery options, steering wheels and stitching.
All e92 components will be transferred over, including MDM modes, EDC modes from the adaptive M suspension, and instrument clusters. The vehicle is painted in BMW Individuel San Merino blue with Estoril Blue brake calipers and custom stitched interior.
This vehicle will also have M3 brakes, will be lower than stock height by approximately 1.5 inches, and the M3 wheels will also stick out 5mm's more than OEM. This vehicle has countless hours of engineering for a completely custom made exhaust from the headers back, ending in Akrapovic carbon fiber tips.
This is more than a "build". This is the BMW 1M reimagined...
This is Leipzig One.
Engineering/Fabrication - Master Class Auto
Program Founders - Auto Source Group Miami
Creative Direction - Esteban Larrañaga