Great review of a BMW 1M Coupe against a 997 GT3 RS 3.8 and GT3 RS 4.0.
Asymmetric warfare: A couple months back I had the privilege of testing three incredible machines: a 997 GT3 RS 3.8, an RS 4.0, and an RS 3.8 with the engine bored and stroked to 4.1 liters. My 1M came along for the ride as the camera car for a few days of amazing driving. While it’s unquestionably unfair to compare BMW’s cheapest M car to an RS 4.0, … CONTINUED
For the past two years some Euro 1Addicts have gone on a pilgrimage to Stelvio. Stelvio 1.0 and Stelvio 2.0 (you can click on my signature for those photo threads)
Some in our group have become a little bored with Stelvio plan so this year we want to tour another breath taking mountain range. But where? So Artemis(Luc) and I had last weekend free so we made a little “research” tour of the Italian Dolomites Alps region. This is the area of mountains bellow the … CONTINUED
The BMW 1M coupe remains as desirable as ever, and perhaps even more so, as its current market value is even higher than the retail price when sold.
Of twenty 1M coupes currently on sale, by way of major used auto sales websites, they were listed at an average asking price of $61,670 with an average mileage of about 11,600 on the clock. That’s more than $15,500 over the MSRP when new!
Follow this great story and journal documenting a BIMMERPOST member’s cross-country journey to take delivery of a BMW 1M Coupe.
Check out this proper BMW 1M Coupe build by Precision Sport Industries. Mods list:
Bmw Performance alcantara steering wheel
Slek carbon fiber front lip splitter
AFE Stage 2 intake
Evolve Stage 3 tune
BMW Performance carbon fiber spoiler
BMW Performance carbon fiber mirror caps
Revozport carbon fiber rear diffuser
Akrapovic Evolution exhaust with downpipes
KW V3 coilovers
BBS FI titanium 19×9.5 / 19×10.5
OEM Blackline taillights
Many 1M owners met at the Dijon-Prenois track in France for the 1M 2013 Europe meet. They got to cruise the track for some great photo ops, so have a look inside.
We’ve seen a Dakar Yellow 1M Coupe before (by BIMMERPOST member Powerbeast), now have a look at a different take on the yellow look.
This 1M Coupe features a matte yellow vinyl wrapped body, and a whole host of tasteful modifications.
See the photos and full specs inside.
Our 1M owners in England would not let rain, hail, nor snow stop them on their 3 day group tour of the Peak District, capped off with fine food, good company and well found accommodation.
The group’s next destination is the Alps sometime this Summer.
Autobild takes the AC Schnitzer 1M Coupe on the Sachsenring to record some best runs. The car features 400hp / 560 Nm torque, custom brake kit, exhaust system aero kit.
The AC Schnitzer 1M laptime of 1:35,84 seconds on the Sachsenring makes it the fastest BMW ever to go round this track. The laptime is:
- over 4 seconds faster than stock 1M
- faster than 997 GT3 and M3 GTS
- 1.0 sec slower than Lambo Aventador
- 1.5 sec slower than Ferrari 458
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 … 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 … CONTINUED
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.
Top Gear HK (Hong Kong) pits the 320hp M135i versus the 340hp 1M Coupe in a drag race. The M135i puts in an impressive performance over the 150 meter race.
Here’s what the 1M Coupe would look like if it had been offered in Laguna Seca Blue.
Sport Auto takes the BMW 1M coupe and M135i to the Hockenheim track for a track and performance showdown.
Great set of photos featuring several of our M owners with their cars in the stunning landscape of the Isle of Man, to which the group traveled and vacationed together.
Six 1M Coupes were joined by a M3.
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 … CONTINUED