The 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe is, in my opinion, the most effective M automotive of the final decade. There is one thing simply pure and unfiltered about its driving expertise. It’s uncommon and has a tremendous presence. The BMW 1M Coupe got here with a guide transmission solely and had with the most effective feeling shifters fitted to a BMW. I love the driving fashion of the 1M with its turbo-on-tap anytime. No preplanning. No driving in anger, simply plant your foot down and full enhance is a cut up of a second away.
In maintaining with the pure driving expertise, the shocks within the BMW 1M are usually not adjustable. The steering is hydraulic, very direct and fast. There are not any multitude of M menus in iDrive configuring steering, DCT, energy and shocks. BMW is so fast to go down the rabbit gap of a lot tech, the 1M is all in regards to the driving expertise.
Here at BMWBLOG we now have been fortunate sufficient to have two 2011 BMW 1M fashions in our household. Horatiu has owned one since new and even bought it by way of the BMW European Delivery. His has been tastefully modified over time. The different one has been in my household since new additionally. The second BMW 1M lives in Kansas City and it really belongs to my stepfather who bought it new in October of 2011.
And unexpectedly, he’s lastly prepared to maneuver on from it now. I am fighting it as a result of I am making an attempt to resolve if I ought to sell my a lot beloved screaming V8 2011 BMW E92 M3 for the 1M, or let the 1M transfer on. There isn’t any arguing that I have had the most effective arrange ever – attending to drive, work on (DIY), and luxuriate in a 1M with out having to pay for it. The exhausting half is that 1M fashions have retained their worth so effectively in comparison with the E92 M3s.
The 1M was made solely in 2011. Only 741 got here to the US and solely 6,300 had been made worldwide, whereas the E92 M3 ran from 2008-2013.
The 1M is a enjoyable autocross automotive, however prob not a monitor automotive for me particularly as they admire in worth. The E92 M3 is extra controllable on a monitor to me. The E92 M3 has a twin persona automotive, completely happy to lumber alongside, or you’ll be able to drive it in anger excessive up in direction of its 8400 rpm redline. Both the 1M and the M3 provide nice, albeit totally different M driving experiences. In this case, each are guide transmissions.
We haven’t bought the 1M but, so there’s nonetheless time to maintain it within the household. So I determined to place collectively an extended video exhibiting the automotive, together with a few of its finest qualities.