• Jul 12, 2010
In true BMW new model roll-out fashion, the hype surrounding the hotter 1 Series M Coupe has been exceedingly well documented. We've spied the car out testing, BMW has shown us videos of the prototypes and now the folks at 1addicts.com have snapped some shots of the M-badged 1's interior, showing a host of upgrades that stand true to the car's beefed up dynamics.

Changes to the 1 Series interior include items like more supportive sport seats, a smaller-diameter steering wheel (from the M3) and two-tone instrument cluster gauges. What's more, we can see the integration of BMW's latest iDrive system in the 1 Coupe, but our favorite part is indeed the fact that a manual gearbox is in place. Dual-clutch setups are nice, but we love being able to shift for ourselves.

In addition to these spy shots, we've also come across the first in-car test video of the 1 Series M Coupe, showing what sort of prowess this little hottie has out on the track. Stop teasing us, BMW – we're ready to conduct our own evaluation. Looking for more shots of the interior? Visit our friends at 1addicts using the link below.




[Source: 1addicts]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Standard BMW boring.
        • 4 Years Ago
        But who cares. It's not the interior anyone cares about with a pocket-sized M car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Alright, alright, fair enough. As I wrote below, they do need to spice the interior...bring back the driver-oriented console, keep it clean (fewer buttons!) but keep that red button in the passenger footwell, for whatever it does.
        • 4 Years Ago
        They took my comment down. Lame censorship, Autoblog. Lame.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Dude, I'm the last one on the planet to think a wing, Pep Boys sourced A-pillar glow in the dark gauges and fart sounding coffee can exhaust is a "cool" option for any car. I'm just saying BMW somewhat lacks creativity with their interiors... and I'll admit that's where their creativity void ends b/c their exteriors are great looking as are their azz-kicking engines.
      • 4 Years Ago
      thank god manual is an option. whewww
      • 4 Years Ago
      Anyone knows which engine is being used in 1M? Is that the 135 turbo or it from M3?
      The suspension of this car that no one can natch!
      • 4 Years Ago
      If you took off the horribly integrated nav screen, I would have sworn it was some $15k VW interior.

      Looks functional, but quite boring. Never been a fan of BMW interiors in general and this one is no different.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks good but when i buy a drivers car i dont want navigation. All these navigation screens ruin the aesthetic of the interior and in 15 years will look so antiquated. Id rather not have the eye sore.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I dont know why people on here dog the BMW interiors. I find it hard to believe a lot of you guys have sat it a BMW then. They are ultra comfy with simple classy styling. Its not meant to be flashy or cheep. Hardly anything can stand to their quality either I have a 06 325i and there is hardly any ware on my interior and I drive it everyday.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks surprisingly roomy between the seats being its their smallest car. Almost hate to say it, but I think it would look better as a hatch similar to the Speed3 and WRX. Certainly more useful.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The 1 series would be the next Mazda 3.

      1 Series < Mazda 3 < Civic.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think he has that reversed. And maybe if the Mazda3 were RWD.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Give me all of the test numbers please - including weight - to see how this thing stacks up against the competition. Hmmm, will I have to get a bigger race trailer?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I realize this photo is classified as a "spy shot". But it clearly appears as if this car isn't moving (perhaps a vampire is actually driving, man I don't know), so why the sketchy quality of the "shot"? All that lighting reflection?? Couldn't the photographer squeeze off a few more pics at different angles before the cops grabbed his skinny little arms and walked him to the front door?
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