Schwabenfolia sounds like a word The Offspring would have used in their lyrics back when they were talking about Caucasian fellas.
It’s not all that. In this particular case, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe, a car which really solicits your knowledge of compliments, receives a makeover from such a word.
That’s because it’s a particular word a German tuning company chose to go by. Probably not the best decision they ever made.
The name is actually quite romantic in its appearance. Schwaben is a region in Germany we usually refer to as Swabia since we are hopeless at understanding the language completely.
Folia is somewhat simpler a name to understand since it doesn’t sound impossible to get right and is quite close to “foil”.
The name of the tuner is important since the BMW 1 Series M Coupe receives a striking lime green foil wrap, costing €2.150 or about $2.850.
A few other mods are available though, most notably the performance changes. You can get more power and sharper handling.
A power kit for the 1 Series M Coupe that lifts the output from 335 to 402 horsepower. That’s a well worth it upgrade which costs €1.299 or 1.700 USD.
If we’re honest, the Bilstein sports suspension (€2.499/US$3.300) is a matter of taste, since there are no complaints with the factory setup.
The titanium exhaust system Schwabenfolia charge €2.299 or $3.000 is not to everybody’s taste but having a louder sports car which drops some weight isn’t something you’d normally say no to.
Finally, you can get custom coating for the wheels if you’re willing to dish out another €800/US$1.100.