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Video: BMW 1 Series M Coupe drifting on building helipad

July 5, 2011

Don’t try this at home kids, or on anyone’s building. BMW Canada recently released a couple of interesting promo films. The first of which involves a BMW 1 Series M Coupe drifting on the world’s tallest helipad, on the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles, USA. The other involves a 1 M drifting through a series of concrete walls. Although it’s extremely likely the stunts were created electronically, they’re still pretty cool.

The BMW 1 Series M Coupe comes with a 3.0-litre TwinPower, twin-scroll turbocharged six-cylinder engine pumping out 250kW and 500Nm – some US dyno runs have come up with figures of 247kW at the wheels, straight out of the box. It also comes with a manual-only six-speed gearbox and offers smile-loads of rear-drive fun.

Around 200 of these awesome little cars will be destined for Australia later this year, with a price tag of $99,900. If you’re interested, you better be quick, they are expected to sell very quickly.

In the interim, have a look at the videos below and tell us what you think. What are the standout clues which give the game away as computer-enhanced stunts?

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.