David Aviles, who works at Northwest BMW in Maryland, won a sales competition and so was invited to a European BMW event called The Power of M. While there, he apparently gleaned some info on the 1 Series M Coupé that, if true, is not going to make very many people happy. According to Aviles, there will be just 2,700 examples sold in either Alpine White, Jet Black or Valencia Orange Metallic, and every single one will come with a manual transmission.
BMW's been on a bit of a roll lately with special and limited edition M cars, but if Aviles' news is accurate, we didn't expect the production on this one to be choked off at such a low number. Aviles goes on to say that the U.S. will get the largest allocation, but numbers weren't disclosed. The pic above is a wallpaper rendering of the 1 Series M Coupé by Bimmerpost member Gerald, which might be the closest any of us gets to the car itself. Hat tip to Arash!
[Source: M3Post via Bimmerpost]