A 1ADDICTS member shares with us his recent vacation trip through the Southwest Virginia in his 1M Coupe, with a stop at the Virginia International Raceway, but also some luxury and twisty roads.
Here is a journal of their trip:
Virginia International Raceway
The first stop on our vacation trip was Virginia International Raceway to participate in the VIR Open House and Charity Laps. This event, that is usually held twice a year, is used to develop business and memberships for VIR while raising money for charity.
This year’s spring event benefited the Victory Junction Gang Camp. The Victory Junction Gang Camp provides a summer camp experience for terminally ill and chronically ill children who would not normally be able to attend a normal summer camp due to … CONTINUED
The Great American Roadtrip in the 1m Coupe, by 1ADDICTS member sergeremi.
So a few months ago I had solicited some ideas on a road trip during a free week I had in October. The thread can be found here. Originally I had planned to drive up the East Coast to the Vermont/New Hampshire area to do some leaf peeping and driving around the country back roads. But then there was a mention of US 129 and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The rest as they say was history.
After 69 driving hours, 3362 miles, 8 states and 2 countries, below are the results.
According to the BMW Welt/Museum FB page, the very last 1 Series M Coupe has been delivered to Dietmar Götzmann at the BMW Welt recently. Götzmann (left) is the general manager partner of Uwe Ratzel GmbH & Co. KG (BMW Zentrum/dealership). It is unclear when Dietmar Götzmann had taken delivery of his 1M. But we believe it to be recently.
The 514hp Tuningwerk 1M Coupe was on display BMW’s factory run dealership in München. Enjoy our photos.
What they’ve done with the factory 335hp / 332lb-ft N54 engine is given it a ECU tune, modified its turbos, customized cooling system with additional secondary cooler, and replaced factory exhaust with custom titanium exhaust system. This all works to produce 514hp (521PS) and 453 lb-ft torque (614Nm) (from 2800 RPM). Top speed is 186mph.
Its transmission now has a 3.25 ratio (with 3.45 ratio available) and the 1M RS also features a locking differential with a Drexler lock, as well as a new clutch (with a racing clutch offered as an option).
The 1M RS sits on lower and stiffer club sport suspension with optional H&R lightweight stabilizer bars. Braking … CONTINUED
BMW M is now offering something for the first time ever - custom polo shirts for owners. Per BMW:
The BMW 1 Series M Coupé was only built 6309 times. This means that every owner is a member of a small, exclusive family - and in future these individuals will be able to recognise each other at events etc. more easily by wearing a special polo shirt.
The Manager Design M Automobiles, Pierre Leclercq has created a polo shirt which is to be made available exclusively to the owners of the BMW 1 Series M Coupé. He presents it in the video (see inside).
Each of the Exclusive BMW 1 M Coupé Owner’s Polo Shirts is made especially for the owner. On the left-hand sleeve it bears … CONTINUED
UK 1M owners from 1ADDICTS had their largest owners meet yet yesterday at the Ace Cafe. Over 18 1Ms were in attendance, along with a 1M 123d replica and a 135i.
Those in attendance have begun posting their photos and videos, so check them out inside.
Production of the 1M Coupe is about to end at the Leipzig plant, and one of the last models to roll off the line is a special one-off Java Green 1M.
All its black trim pieces are finished in black chrome and the wheels are from the M3 GTS.
This isn’t the first Java Green BMW however, as there has also previously been an Individual Java Green M3 Coupe produced.
The very limited production M3 GTS may be difficult to attain, so Japanese tuner Studie has taken a slightly more attainable (though still exclusive) model, the BMW 1M coupe, and given it a M3 GTS look, complete with fire orange exterior paint, black wheels and the high rear racing wing from the M3 GTS. Modifications on the Studie 1M include:
- Fire orange (u94/2) paint
- BBS ri-d painted gloss black
- Matte black gts wing
- Matte black diff
- Akrapovic exhaust w/ cf tips
- Custom vented hood
- AP racing bbk