Unveiled: BMW 1M RS by Alpha-N

There was nothing simple about the BMW 1M. It was too small, the engine too big and put in the wrong way, and in the looks department, it came out as the ugly duckling. Still, with all these flaws, BMW managed to make a near perfect (aside from price) little coupe that has already gone down in history as a cult classic.

Unveiled: BMW 1M RS by Alpha-N

So then, in the tuning world, near perfection is never easy to come by. Hearing of an Alfa or Aston or McLaren tune always makes us cringe a little bit. Most result in utter failure (ahem, XXX Audi R8), but every now and then you come across a car that has been given such a special touch that you can't keep your eyes off of it. This could be one of those cars, the BMW 1M Coupe RS by Alpha-N.

Unveiled: BMW 1M RS by Alpha-N

They didn't need to throw some gaudy neon green rims on it with a chrome wrap and snakeskin seats. They went simple; black paint job, black rims. Elegant and beautiful, this 1M was given a new aero package including upgraded front and rear bumpers, side skirts, carbon fiber roof and rear diffuser. Along with looks, the 1M has been given a boost in power from 335 to 404 hp with the help of some upgraded software, a new air duct and a specially developed exhaust system. Ultra light O.Z. rims also give it a sexy look and some dropped pounds. Altogether, this murdered out 1M makes up for the quirky downsides by pumping up the attitude to make this look the part of a serious performance machine.  It's like a slightly short, but muscular German bodyguard in a black turtle neck.  It may not seem that imposing, but you really don't want to mess with it.

Unveiled: BMW 1M RS by Alpha-N

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