ATT-TEC BMW 1 Series M Dials up the Boost and Fun

ATT-TEC BMW 1 Series M front 3/4 view

Call us crazy, but we’re worried there will soon come a day (if it hasn’t already) that modified BMW 1 Series M Coupes outnumber stock ones. It seems like we can’t go more than a week or so without hearing about a tuner coming up with a suite of upgrades for the diminutive, short-lived M Car. This time around, the tuner in question is ATT-TEC.

Since the 1M is already a butch looking car, ATT-TEC hasn’t done anything to the body other than slapping some decals on the lower flanks, windshield and backlight. However, the company has lowered the ride height with a KW Dynamic Damping Control coilover kit that features three electronically selectable ride settings (Comfort, Sport and Sport+). And the stock wheels and tires have been jettisoned in favor of four 20” polished alloys from ADV.1 wearing Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.

ATT-TEC BMW 1 Series M rear 3/4 view

That extra grip is quite necessary, as ATT-TEC has added quite a bit of power to the little black beastie. Thanks to a remapped ECU and titanium exhaust system with remote controlled butterfly valves and buyer’s choice of titanium or carbon fiber tips, the 3.0L twin-turbo straight-six’s output jumps from 340hp to 395hp. Step up for the available custom intercooler setup, and the power peak rises to a remarkable 454hp. Needless to say, that kind of power should make the 1M even more of a giant killer than it already is.

If you want to some of these upgrades for your own 1 Series M, get ready to open your wallet. The exhaust system, minus installation, retails for the equivalent of $7,700, while the suspension kit is roughly $3,600 without installation fee. Add the ECU flash, intercooler, wheels and tires and you have a profanely pricey Prussian pocket rocket. But the fact that it’s a car so much faster and more exclusive than the already fast and exclusive stock BMW 1M certainly makes that hefty bill easier to swallow.

Source: ATT-TEC