TJ Fahrzeugdesign creates a 550 hp replica of the BMW 1-Series M Coupe, powered by the V10 engine of the previous M5.

BMW produced the 1-Series M Coupe in a limited edition of 2,700 units so you can imagine how fast the German automaker managed to sell the hot coupe. If you were not able to buy one at that time, you can “settle” for the replica created by TJ Fahrzeugdesign.

It is based on the standard 1-Series but has been fitted with wider bumpers, bigger fenders and the V10 5.0-liter engine from the older M5 (E60). While the stock version of that power unit can develop 507 hp (378 kW) and a peak torque of 380 lb-ft (514 Nm), the unit in this car produces an extra 43 hp (32 kW) via an ECU remap.

The list of changes doesn’t end here as the German tuner has also borrowed the M5’s SMG automated-manual gearbox and the brakes from the X6 M. KW was in charge of the suspension, while to install the engine the engineers had to shorten the driveshaft. As a final touch, they mounted a new set of 20-inch alloy wheels.

Preliminary testing has showed that this BMW 1-Series M Coupe replica needs approximately 4.2 seconds to complete the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint and can hit a maximum speed of 202 mph (325 km/h).

This upgrade program costs 20,000 euros and it takes about 350 hours to be completed.

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Gallery: BMW 1-Series M Coupe replica powered by the old M5's V10 engine