Most reviews of the 1M coupe are the result of a short test drive. Perhaps more telling however, are the longer term reviews, such as Autoblog’s just published review. Their latest 1M review comes from a week’s worth of evaluation. Their 1M experience may have spanned a longer period than most test drives, but their words for the car are just as effusive. Here’s some of their notable praise for 1M coupe.
1addicts member and race car driver Advevo setup a showdown with a track prepped E46 M3 CSL this past weekend on the Nurburgring to show just what the 1M was made of when running live against the iconic M3 CSL. The results are impressive to say the least!
Video of the BMW 1M coupe making runs against the E92 M3, E36 M3 and the Z4 M coupe. See video inside for results.
If you want to fast forward, the comparisons are at the following times:
1M vs Manual E92 M3 – 1:06 mins
1M vs E36 M3 – 1:55 mins
1M vs Z4 M Coupe – 3:52 mins
It was bound to happen, but we didn’t expect to see a 1M accident this soon. This 1 of only 80 BMW 1M coupes total (and first delivered in country) for the Korean market was recently involved in an accident. What’s worse is the car belongs to 1addicts member eztonyc.
The damage will require some moderate bodywork, but it hopefully does not have any substantial frame damage. With worldwide 1M production numbers being only in the low thousands at most, it would be a real shame to lose one to 1M heaven so early.
1addicts member and photographer TOMiRRi has an affinity for shooting the BMW 1M apparently as this is his second photo shoot (he previously photographed a black 1M). He only needs to shoot an Alpine White 1M in order to complete the trifecta, and we look forward to seeing that.
And yet another great 1M delivery experience, this time at the BMW Performance Center. 1addicts member carchrism5 shares his 1M journey with us – from ordering to the PCD finale. Experience it vicariously through his images and words inside.
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Kelleners Sport has come to market with the first full BMW 1M performance and aerodynamic program, dubbed the “KS-1S”. The 1M already had plenty of show and go, but Kelleners 1M kit has put its touches on each aspect. Highlights:
KS Power SW bumps output up to 410hp and 405lb-ft torque
Weight to power ratio drops from 4.4 (factory) to 3.8 kg per hp
Kelleners Sport rear silencers with four 83 mm tail pipes
Adjustable coilover kit
MS front spoiler lip
3-piece bumper stainless steel mesh inserts
White contrasting mirrors
These are the results many have been waiting for. Sportauto has just released their much anticipated Supertest of the 1-series M Coupe. The outcome: An amazing Hockenheim track time, a solid result at the Nürburgring and (mostly) praises from the reviewer, Horst von Saurma.
An earlier Sportauto review already mentioned the 1M’s amazing performance at Hockenheim of 1:14.1, which is not only 7 tenths of a second faster than the Audi TT-RS and 1.3 seconds faster than the RS 3 but also faster than any E9x M3 ever tested by Sportauto.
At the Nürburgring things were a bit different though. The 1M did pretty well and had the lap done in 8 minutes 15 seconds, thus beating the 987.5 Porsche Cayman S by 2 seconds and the Audi … CONTINUED
Top Gear comes in with its in-depth comparison review of the BMW 1M coupe versus the Audi RS3, perhaps its most direct rival and competitor.