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2012 Bmw 1-Series  Coupe

2012 Bmw 1-Series Coupe

2012 Bmw 1-Series Coupe

2012 Bmw 1-Series Coupe will be the pace car at the 49th Rolex 24 At Daytona

The BMW 1 Series M Coupe will be a pace car alongside an M3 at the 49th edition of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, set to take place on Jan. 28-30. The coupe, which was launched only a few weeks ago, goes on sale in May. Dan Creed, Vice President of Marketing for BMW of North America, said that fans will get to see the M coupe from the front of the Rolex 24 field. He claims that BMW M is synonymous with motorsport and that it’s perfect that the new 1 Series M Coupe was picked out as pace car especially since there are six BMW-powered entries in this year’s field and it is the 35th anniversary of its overall win.

Aside from an on-board SPEED television camera, no other modifications were required for the 1 Series M Coupe to become a pace car. The coupe features a 335hp inline-six engine, a 6-speed manual transmission and the same suspension and brake package that’s seen in M3 Competition. In the past, BMW has had three class wins at the Rolex 24. These are the GT1 win of an M1 driven by Hans Stuck and Alf Gebhardt in 1981; and the two GT3 class wins at Daytona in 1997 and 1998 achieved by Team PTG M3.

“There’s no better way to greet your most enthusiastic fans than from the front of the Rolex 24 field,” said Dan Creed, Vice President of Marketing for BMW of North America. “BMW M is synonymous with motorsport. With six BMW-powered entries in this year’s field and on the 35th anniversary of our overall win, it’s perfect that the new 1 Series M Coupe was chosen as pace car. This will be the first time most fans are able to see our newest M car in action.”

Source: 4wheelsnews

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