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Chris Neville Reviews 1M on SPEED

01/30/2011 at 3:29 PM
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Chris Neville, host on SPEED’s broadcast of the 24 Hours at Daytona Grand-Am Rolex race, got some track time behind the 1M coupe at Daytona International Speedway. He provided his review in a short segment during which he glows about the upcoming baby M. Neville praises the 1M’s quick tun in ability and left-right transition from its short wheelbase, ability to stick to tarmac on turns, tight and smooth grearbox, and braking ability.

Chris Neville is no stranger to performance cars, as he has been a former … CONTINUED

BMW 1M Spotted at Schipol Airport

01/30/2011 at 2:06 PM
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Here’s yet another sighting of the 1M coupe, this time at the Schipol Airport (KLM Cargo area) in the Netherlands. Schipol airport appears to be a great place for BMW prototype/pre-production sightings, as an M5 test mule was just recently spotted there.

Although we have now seen tons of photos of the 1M coupe in Valencia Orange, additional pics of this color in different lightings and conditions are nevertheless helpful as Valencia Orange has been a difficult color to photograph and describe. Its extremely metallic look and … CONTINUED

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The 1M coupe serves as a great subject for a photo centerfold – auto erotica for us BMW enthusiasts if you will. Top Gear is the first magazine we have seen to have photographed and featured the 1M exclusively, and it’s a stunning spread. Full scans inside.

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The 1M coupe pace car for the 24 Hours at Daytona is all prepped and has already hit the track. Photos inside.

1M Coupe Makes Asian Debut

01/27/2011 at 3:05 PM
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The 1M coupe recently made its Asia market debut by being debuted to the media in Singapore. Only 20 of these cars will make it to the Singapore market and 7 have already been spoken for with deposits.

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The 1M coupe has now been spotted in public in both the US and the UK. Seen here, parked on a London street among the regular traffic, is a valencia orange 1M. The photos of the car parked casually next to other cars show just how striking the car is in both style and color.

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A black 1M coupe will be finally be on public display at the Welt beginning March 2, although there’s always a chance we could see it publicly before then. This date coincides with the first press days of the Geneva Autoshow at which there may also be a black 1M coupe publicly displayed for the first time.

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An important figure for M-cars is always its weight. No surprise there seeing as how weight is such a crucial component of how well (or poorly) a car performs. The lucky folks at Axis of Oversteer have managed to get their hands on the first 1M coupe on American soil. Their independent weighing of the 1M coupe with a full tank of gas resulted in reading of 3,351 pounds, really a rather impressive number given the specs of this car and the weight of the … CONTINUED

1M Coupe in the wild on I-95

01/24/2011 at 12:35 PM
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East Coasters keep your eyes peeled on I-95 today! A 1M coupe has taken to I-95 (southbound) for long-distance highway test and break-in. This is the first that a fully undisguised 1M coupe has been seen and photographed in public.

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Only 20 days after its world debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the new BMW 1 Series M Coupe will appear at the Daytona International Speedway as official pace car alongside the legendary BMW M3 for the 49thRolex 24 at Daytona, January 28th-30th. The 1 Series M Coupe’s arrival at Daytona is one of few special opportunities for fans to see BMW’s newest M model before it goes on sale in May.

The BMW 1 Series M Coupe pace car will carry … CONTINUED

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Here is a new video featuring Dr. Kay Segler, BMW M Brand Manager, giving a quick walk through of the 1M that was featured at the Detroit Autoshow. There is nothing new or spectacular fact wise in this video, but I still like it, because the video captures some of the car’s angles very well. And lets face it, I can’t see enough of the 1M in Vallencia Orange.

The video itself is a good 5:35 long and Dr. Segler makes a point to mention that this … CONTINUED

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The last color (Black Sapphire Metallic) of the 1M color trifecta is finally seen here, from the pages of Playboy. This time we do admit that we read Playboy for the images. Only Valencia Orange and Alpine White have been seen so far and displayed publicly at auto shows. Hopefully, the BSM 1M coupe will be displayed publicly soon as well.