The BMW 1 M is already proving to be one of the world’s best driver’s cars - and that’s when it’s in standard 335-horsepower form. So the Kelleners Sport KS1-S tuning package, which raises the output to 410 horsepower, should make it unbelievably good.
The 20 per cent increase in power comes courtesy of a full-stainless steel sports exhaust, and an engine recalibration designed to squeeze every last ounce of muscle from the twin-turbo 3.0 litre inline six-cylinder.
The aerodynamic components of the Kelleners Sport KS1-S conversion are designed to minimise wind resistance and ensure maximum down-force at high speeds. The new bodywork is designed to work in harmony with BMW’s own wind-tunnel-honed aerodynamic aids by channelling the air flow around the front wheels.
The adjustable coil-over suspension system has been developed on the basis of racing experience and tuned in cooperation with Kelleners founder and racing driver Ralf Kelleners. The suspension can also be adjusted independently in terms of both rebound and compression. In other words, the KS1-S can be set-up exactly to take account of the track, the tyres and the driver’s preferences.
The Kelleners Sport BMW 1 M KS1-S also features new wheels which help make the car stand out. The extremely light, one-piece wheels reduce the unsprung weight and thus ensure dynamic handling. At the front, the 9×20-inch wheels are fitted with 245/30 high-performance tires, while the rear axle comes with 10×20-inch wheels and 265/30 tyres. With their 15 elegant spokes, the ‘Hamburg’ style wheels are available in the following finishes: polished graphite-silver, polished platinum-silver and matt black. The ‘Berlin’ wheel option, with slender double spokes, is available in platinum silver polished, matt black polished and matt black.
The high-grade interior of the car gives the Kelleners Sport BMW 1 M KS1-S the exclusive feel of a luxury sports car. Top-quality perforated leather and soft Alcantara suede in black and white fully cover the front and rear seats, the dashboard and the door panels. The white contrast stitching and the Kelleners Sport logo embroidered onto the head rests provide sporting accents. The sports steering wheel, gear lever and hand brake boots are trimmed in Alcantara. Rounding off the interior upgrade are high-gloss white interior trim and familiar accessories, such as aluminium pedals and a set of four foot mats made of high-grade velour with the Kelleners Sport logo.
The fact the Kelleners Sport BMW 1 M KS1-S was developed and engineered by a guy who knows his way around race cars like the Porsche 911 GT1 – rather than someone with a tin of matt-black paint and some fiberglass – gives us confidence that the upgrades will make a great car even greater.
Source: Kelleners Sport