Vijay Pattni16 May 2011

Watch the BMW 1M Coupe drifting

Video: what rear-wheel drive was built for… new 1-Series M Coupe gets smoky and slidey

This is the baby of the BMW M car range. But that doesn't really explain it, so let’s instead say it is the successor to the original E30 Em-Three; a car carrying near-royal pedigree.

By now, of course, you should know everything there is to know about the 1-Series M Coupe: 340bhp, 368lb ft of torque on overboost, 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds, 10 seconds quicker around the Nurburgring than its predecessor, and colour options of white, black and orange.

Another salient piece of knowledge is that it comes with rear-wheel drive. Obviously. This video shows some drivers deploying that 340bhp via those rear wheels to give you a taster of what’s to come...

Gallery: the BMW 1 Series M Coupe

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