BMW has released a new video of the 1-Series M Coupe driving around the Ascari Race Track. See the footage inside.

BMW has released a new video of the 1-Series M Coupe driving around the Ascari race track in Spain.

While details are limited, BMW says the "interior and exterior of the production vehicle" will look different than the prototype in the clip. Furthermore, the 1-Series M will "...be focused on the essentials - the fascination of driving. And it will reflect a love of detail, too."

Power will likely be provided by a twin-turbo N54 inline-six with 335 hp (250 kW / 340 PS). It will be mated exclusively to a six-speed manual transmission, which should allow the 1-Series M to accelerate from 0-60 mph in approximately 4.7 seconds.

The car will be unveiled in December, before its world premiere at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. European sales will begin in the "first half of 2011", while Americans will have to wait until summer.

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