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04/21/2011    5:55 PM

Autobild has just published a comparison test between the 1M and the Porsche Cayman R. We’re happy to share that the 1M won this comparison (besting the Cayman R by 1 point). The 1M coupe performs only slightly worse than the Cayman R, yet it offers better overall comfort and low-end power. All this for roughly EUR 25k less! More inside…

04/20/2011    8:15 PM

The reviews for the 1M have been pouring in recently, with one review after another shining very positive light on the little M car, especially when compared to various rivals.

Now AutoExpress magazine has come in with their own review. Right off the bat, the car they got to test was a Black Sapphire Metallic version, which is something welcome to the 1M fans who desperatly want to see more IRL photos of the car in black.

Going a step beyond just the looks of the car, the folks at AutoExpress gave the car 5 stars in their review and were not short in their general praise of the car. Their first line says it all…. follow the jump to read the rest.

04/20/2011    10:30 AM

Reporting LIVE from the 2011 New York International Autoshow (NYIAS)! The show has officially kicked off its media days and we can tell you already this show is better with more variety of cars on display then usually seen at the NYIAS.

The BMW display was in its normal place with its typical hardwood floors and a wide array of vehicles on display. Of course, the really important vehicles on display at the BMW stand are:
New BMW 6 Series Coupe
New BMW ActiveE
BMW 1M Vallencia Orange
BMW Z4 sDrive28i with the new TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine (N20)

We’ve included our full gallery of pictures from the show below, hope you enjoy it.

04/19/2011    4:35 PM

Here it is, C&D’s shootout of the 1M, TT-RS, G37 IPL, in their video review. Watch live footage and commentary as the BMW 1M Coupe takes the victory.

04/17/2011    2:40 PM

The first valencia orange 1M coupe european delivery journal has been updated with days 2-4 of the adventure which took them to the Stelvio pass, the Swiss Alps, Italy, and Southern France. Next update – from the Spa race circuit!

04/16/2011    3:50 PM

The guys at driving-fun.com recently had the opportunity to drive a Swedish owner’s new 1M coupe (who seems to be making the rounds at the major European tracks with his new 1M — first the Spa-Francorchamps and the Nurburgring) at the Dutch Zandvoort track. Here were their impressions of the 1M on the circuit.

04/15/2011    5:15 PM

Here are some great photos and a video from an Alpine White 1M coupe running at the famous Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, venue of the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix and the Spa 24 Hours races.

04/13/2011    4:50 PM

Just as the first European Delivery journal wraps up, here comes another – the first euro delivered valencia orange 1M coupe! 1ADDICTS member MNavigator has begun chronicling his 10 day adventure which will take him through 5 countries, 4 racing circuits, and some of the best driving roads in the world. Follow along inside.

04/12/2011    8:00 AM

Car and Driver posts up their first drive initial impressions of the 1M coupe, calling it great and weird and fun, with super-quick steering and go-kart like feel, with stunning grip. Check out the rest of their impressions inside.