This particular Bavarian hatch sports a modified version of the E92 BMW M3 Coupe’s 4.0-liter V8 engine tweaked to produce 435-horsepower, or 100 more ponies than the normal 1-Series M Coupe. The car also gets the M3’s gearbox, differential and brakes, plus a Bilstein sports suspension, a BMW performance exhaust system and 19-inch BBS alloy wheels in 235 tires up front and 265 at the back.
On the outside, the 1-Series M Hatch gains an M Sport aero package with bespoke front and rear bumpers, an AC Schnitzer lower front apron and roof spoiler, and BMW Performance stripes and carbon fiber rear diffuser.
Interior mods include a variety of BMW Performance goodies such as the alcantara-dressed bucket seats and sports steering wheel, M Sport instrument panel and more.
The price in Norway for the 2005MY-based 1-Series M Hatch is set at a whopping 749,000 Kr, which comes to about US$135,600 or €96,000.