Here are some unique in depth photos from the 1M Coupe, including the dash, suspension setup, and cloth interior.
Most if not all 1 Series M Coupe initial drive reviews are now in. We’ve compiled the list for your review and reference. The next set of reviews should be actual drives of the production version sometime next year after the 1M coupe’s reveal at 2011 NAIAS in Detroit.
Autobild is reporting that a carbon fiber roof will be an available option on the upcoming 1 series M coupe, the first we have heard of this. The lack of denial by BMW insider Scott26 who chimed in on the topic makes us think this one potentially has some solid credibility.
Think the 1M Coupe has Alpine325ci’s attention and interest? He has been prolifically rendering 1M coupes, and the latest (and best) render updates the front view of the 1-series M coupe to include the LCI (facelift) lights which have already been spied and confirmed to be featured on the 1M.
The 1M coupe is said to be coming in only three colors – Valencia Orange, Black, and Alpine White, the latter of which is previewed here by our Alpine325ci. Seen here is a rear rendering which follows the stunning front rendering from a few weeks back.
German publications were also on hand for the 1M coupe first drive and the reviews have been no less positive and encouraging than the US reviews. See inside for the translated key points from the reviews.
Car Enthusiast weighs in with their initial drive impressions, and yet positive review, full of potential for the 1M Coupe.
Another Review , And again they love it… Heres what they say: When you see the BMW 1-series M Coupé in the metal, it’s hard not to be impressed. Even with the taped disguise of this pre-production prototype, it is clear that this is more than just a warmed-over version of BMW’s price-leading two-door.
It’s not beautiful. But the added visual muscle and ground-hugging stance of the new entry-level M-car raises expectations of the performance lurking within. It’s a shot of attitude before you’ve even climbed … CONTINUED
M-Power.com just released an interview with Albert Biermann, Head of Development BMW M, giving away some more details on the 1 Series M Coupé
1M coupe first drive impressions continue to roll in. Edmunds was also part of the select group participating in the BMW 1M coupe prototype preliminary drives. Their initial impressions inside.
Select journalists were recently provided near production ready 1M coupes to test drive and review. Motortrend has now weighed in with their first drive impression, calling the 1M’s high level of control and cornering a level that seems impossible outside the virtual world of Sony’s Gran Turismo! Read on…
Video to Part 2 of the 1M strip tease has been posted on M-power.com. The uncovering was conducted by the General Manager Marketing BMW France. Not much more is revealed, but it’s interesting to see the environment in which the uncovering takes place. Looks like onlookers were free to photograph as they pleased.