One Series To Rule Them All

One of the first cars that made an impression on me at Gatebil was this 1 Series BMW driven by Daniel “Limmet” Liimatainen and prepared by Schmiedmann, a renowned and well respected BMW tuner and parts specialist in Europe. It’s not as wild as some of the cars that attend the Gatebil events, but it’s more about how the build has been executed.

A ground up build where everything has been clearly considered and well thought out. The welded-in roll cage looks at home in the tidy stripped interior. A digital dash replaces the stock clocks with the fuse board conveniently relocated to the centre of the dashboard.

The styling has been kept subtle – 1M front fenders, bumper and a carbon fibre CSL style trunk retain an almost factory look – akin to something BMW themselves might create.

Under the hood however, things are not so subtle – the 4.9 litre V8 S62 engine, sourced from an E39 BMW M5, has been boosted with a Vortech V-7 YSI supercharger.

As a complete package, this is sublime – responsive power, compact and light weight chassis with good lucks to match. What more could you want?

Paddy McGrath

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Nice, But his name is Daniel "Limmet" Liimatainen. Pele Maskinteknik is a company ;)


 @coffe D'oh! I'll fix that, thanks for pointing it out.


Check out the Facebook page For more info and pics :)


Thanks Paddy!


Why is there a little toy animal on the front splitter?


Really nice pics! Schmiedmann is missing an m though. Thanks a lot for writing about us!


 @SchmiedmannSwe Oops, not having a good day. Thank you for building such an amazing car!


So bad ass.


 @PaddyMcGrathSH Hey Paddy! Can I post your desktop picture on my M3 Facebook Fan Page ( )? Don't worry I'll give credit to you and to Speedhunters...this car is so badass that HAS to be shared...Thank you!


S62 has got to be my favorite V8. This must be an absolute beast of a car!! I completely agree that it looks similar to what BMW might produce themselves. The car does look a little busy with all those different fonts cluttering the car. Sponsors... Thanks Paddy!


 @FrancescoDiGiuseppe No problem Francesco, thanks for asking!


lots of power on a small chassis, very well behaved car in standard form anyway - its ticked all the boxes straight out the gate! - the driver is a 'seansoned vet' when its comes to drifting too.. Thanks


yes yes yes yes yes


@DazuLife ehhhh..... i like my boost lol.... seen this on e90post