Prior 1 Series Coupe gets some performance

We’ve already seen what Prior Design’s idea of a BMW 1 Series Coupe is and though this looks just like it, this one is special.

This particular unit is special because alongside the new design looks the 1 Series Coupe also gets some performance tweaks underneath the body.

Performance for Prior BMW 1 Series

Performance for Prior BMW 1 Series

It’s a seriously thorough job and since they started with the 135i you now we’re not going to spend too much time talking about the beauty of fuel economy.

The once fairly efficient 3.0 liter straight six with TwinPower turbocharging technology has had all the efficiency beaten out of in order to produce more power.

Add in the following: an Eisenmann Racing exhaust with Zeller Nachkats cat-back, Bavaria Performance downpipes, Wagner FMIC and a MS-Chiptuning Stage 3+ package.

Performance for Prior BMW 1 Series

Performance for Prior BMW 1 Series

Together, all of these changes bump the power up to precisely 420 horsepower. Does that figure seem familiar?

Even if it doesn’t the fitting of that kind of power in a BMW 1 Series M Coupe isn’t something to cry over. Actually, it is if you’re caught out by the surprise of that kind of grunt.

Hopefully, you won’t though, because then you’d stuff a very rare car with a beautiful Prior Design exterior body kit.

You’d also be destroying one of those garage and vision built fan cars that aim to replicate the BMW 1 Series M Coupe.

Performance for Prior BMW 1 Series

Performance for Prior BMW 1 Series

This one may come short on suspension and differential toys but it’s got quite a bit more power and what looks like a great interior.

Just about every toy has been upgraded and almost all of the fittings are now of a higher quality. For a kick off just look at the M3 instrument cluster and that pedal and seat layout.

Source: 1addicts

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