This will go down as the first officially released photo of the 1M in Alpine White. I’m sure there are more to come, but for now its just this single, but the 1M does sit confidently next to the hardcore BMW M3 GTS in the M family.
Bimmer Magazine chimes in with their review of a pre-production 1 series M coupe test drive. In sum, they are big fans of the 1M, saying that it has superb steering and tremendous grip and effectively recaptures the spirit of the E30 M3.
Roger Lighterness has comeup with a fantasty car through the magic of photoshop. An Alpina modified BMW 1-Series M Coupe. Merry Christmas!
At the Detroit NAIAS in just over two weeks time, BMW will premiere the all new 6-series convertible, 1 series M coupe, and the updated/facelifted 1 series coupe and cabrio. See inside for our official info and media threads for each vehicle.
There will be no 1M convertible for this generation 1M, but a cabrio model was initially under consideration by BMW. 1addicts member Acerbus has rendered what the 1M cabrio would possibly have resembled. Quite a looker we must say.
Here are the first photos ever of the 1M coupe in Alpine White. Quite a beauty we must say! The Valencia Orange of the 1M coupe used in BMWs marketing materials was often polarizing, so this color should sit a lot better with most fans.
With today’s opening of 1M coupe order submissions in the US, the official options and package list and codes have been revealed. Making it easy for 1M owners, there are not many packages or options to choose from. There are only 3 colors, a convenience package, premium package, heated front seats, smartphone integration, sat. radio, and premium sound.
M-Power.com has just announced that in many countries orders for the 1 Series M Coupe may now be placed through your dealer! We already have reports of US 1addicts members being able to submit an order through a US dealer.
Also, if you have already placed your order for the 1M, let BMW know (registration required) and they will send you a small gift.
BMW has posted some new footage of the 1-series M coupe – a behind the scenes look into a photoshoot from this past summer. View inside.
We bring you the first extensive video footage of the 1M coupe, in over 11 unedited minutes of the newest M car, including footage of start up, acceleration, revving, handling, and track footage. A nice bonus is footage of the 1M coupe running on the track with its spiritual forefather – the E30 M3.
While we’re all still drooling over the unveiling of the 1-Series M Coupe, some might wonder how it will fare against what will possibly be its biggest rival – the Audi RS3. We can already hear some moaning ‘coupe vs hatchback, RWD vs AWD and manual vs double clutch’ to stress both cars aren’t even rivals, but look at the specs to see that both a pretty close in power, size and price. Enough said, here it is, all pictures and information you need to make … CONTINUED
US BMW dealers have received the official 1 series M coupe product bulletin, signaling the start of communications regarding the 1m coupe. The bulletin summarizes general facts of the 1M coupe as well as laying out specific US production and pricing info.
The 1M will be limited production after all and production begins in 2011. BMW’s Order Bank will be open as of December 20th, meaning the official option and package lists will be listed (and orders possibly being submitted on this date).
There has been some confusion as to how the 1M coupe’s M-Drive and MDM are triggered, and whether that changes with iDrive or not. We have put together a primer on how they work exactly and what the buttons accomplish respectively.
Unlike the M3 and M5/6, the M-button on the steering wheel (red circle) is not programmable. It’s always set to trigger a sharper throttle response mapping (comparable to the POWER button in the E9x M3), and nothing else.
The M Dynamic Mode aka MDM cannot be programmed … CONTINUED
Skiddmark has shared this great in studio video of the 1M coupe, featuring a live rotating view of the 1M as well as some motor revving action! Video inside – listen to the 1M being revved at 1:52 and 4:12 marks of the video.
The 1 series M coupe is said to complete the Nurbrugring lap in 8:12. For comparison, this is 10 seconds faster than E46 M3, same time as Z4 M-coupe, 7 seconds slower than the E90/E92 M3, and 22 seconds slower than the E46 M3 CSL.
BMW has posted a useful comparison chart of the 1M coupe versus the Audi TT-RS and Cayman S which shows that the 1M stacks up favorably against two cars which are significantly more expensive in price (both nearly $20k higher in price). The 1-series M coupe ties the TT-RS for highest horsepower, and leads in the torque and power-to-weight ratio categories. Check out the full comparison inside.
Talk of next 1-series M already?! Now that the 1M has been revealed, Scott26 has already turned to talk of the future of the 1M (or M2 as it may be called), as well as the M-Division’s future, which may bring more track/performance focused 1M and M3 special models, as well as potential Z4M and X3M models!
The 1 series M coupe color we have seen throughout BMW’s marketing teasers and the official release info is Valencia Orange. It’s certainly attention grabbing, if not also somewhat polarizing. The other two colors currently offered is Alpine White and Black Sapphire Metallic, which can be seen currently on BMW’s visualizer, as well as these great renders by a Bimmerpost member.