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BMW confirms 1-Series M successor

The car will be the halo model of the upcoming 2-Series lineup.

BMW has announced that it will very likely launch a successor to the limited-edition 1-Series M Coupe that was phased out almost a year ago.

Speaking with website BMW Blog, BMW M boss Dr. Friedrich Nitschke revealed that although the automaker has yet to give the car the proverbial green light for production, the unexpected success of the 1-Series M all but guarantees that a follow-up model will be launched.

Keeping in line with BMW's upcoming naming system, the performance-oriented coupe will be the halo model of the 2-Series family that will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Whether it will adopt the 2-Series M moniker or wear an entirely different name is not known.

Nitschke declined to give more precise details about the car but earlier rumors claim the 1-Seires M Coupe's successor will greet the public for the first time at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show. It will likely pack more grunt than the 335-horsepower 1M and it will be also be sold as a limited edition.

BMW will reveal additional details about the M division's entry-level coupe when the 2-Series lineup is introduced next fall.

Photo by Ronan Glon.

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