Andy Priaulx and Dr. Segler pushed the ball forward another step this past Sunday December 5, with an additional piece of the BMW 1 Series M Coupé unveiled to the public at the Autosport Awards in The Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London UK.
A 1addicts member reports that the official release/reveal date of the hotly anticipated production 1 Series M Coupe will be December 12, 2010! This date was later corroborated by BMW insider Scott. Be sure to tune 12/12/10 for the reveal.
The next partial reveal of the 1M coupe is imminent and its full unveil is next month, but it continues being evaluated. Just spotted in Munich is this black 1M coupe prototype showing covered M3 mirrors and new LCI headlights/tail lights. The wheels (Style 270M M3 winter wheels) have likely been fitted for some better cold weather traction. These photos also highlight the aggressively flared fenders of the 1 series M coupe.
Contrary to earlier reports of a 2,700 unit limit on the 1-series M Coupe, based on new info from insider Scott26, it now appears that BMW will build as many 1M coupes as demand dictates during its production run, which will end in the first quarter of 2012. Yesterday’s engine specs image shows a 3/11 date after the 1M coupe engine, which we believe may indicate the start of production as March 2011. If this is the case, the entire 1M coupe production run will span approximately one year.
The 1M Coupe will be shown in the BMW Welt in Munich this weekend (Saturday Nov. 20 and Sunday Nov. 21). The car will sport the same level of disguise as in the pictures from Paris. Also be sure to tune into Bimmerpost this weekend as member test drives of the 1M coupe will be released this weekend!
Well respected auto journalist Chris Harris of EVO shares his glowing review of the 1M Coupe in a rare test drive video. Anyone excited before about the 1M coupe will be even giddier after hearing that it feels like a true M car, for real enthusiasts!
The latest scoop photo of the 1-series M coupe shows several previously unseen elements on the 1M coupe – the production M3 mirrors, the duckbill spoiler, and peeks of the LCI headlights and tail lights. Oh, and there’s also a little ole F10 M5 in the photo.
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.