• Oct 6, 2010
BMW 1M Coupe teasers – Click above for image gallery

Between the 6 Series Coupe concept, the 5 Series Touring wagon and the new X3 crossover, BMW had plenty to show us this year at the Paris Motor Show. But the real surprise, as it turns out, may have been in the French capital during the show, it wasn't even put on display. Instead, the Bavarian automaker took its currently-in-progress 1M Coupe out onto the city's famous tree-lined boulevards, covered up and disguised, but did a suitably Parisian burlesque striptease to give us a glimpse at what to expect.

Aside from the silhouette, all we can see are the front fender, headlamp (which is now taped-up in Zorro-esque fashion for some reason) and part of the air dam – all of which we saw before in the last teaser video – along with a newly-revealed section of the rear bumper and quad-pipe exhaust, plus the wheels protruding from the flared arches. If previous reports prove accurate, there will only be 2,700 examples on offer, so this may be the best look we'll get for some time... better check it out in the gallery below. Thanks for the tip, Jason!



[Source: BMW M-Power via 1Addicts]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Ya aren't those the lighter rims?
      I've been looking for bmw performance parts in columbus ohio. Found em at http://www.midwesternbmw.com/
      I wish I could have been there to see the real reveal!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Want! The girl, too...
        • 4 Years Ago
        I absolutely love the what-9" wide wheels and wide stance. I love it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yes, I see both comments. I didn't think the first one went through.
      • 4 Years Ago
      BMW - call it the M1 and be done with it. The M1 "supercar" is a million years old and I can't believe that anyone would care.
        • 4 Years Ago
        BMW made a mistake calling it the 1 series altogether. Their naming (well, numbering) convention has been odds for 4 door sedans, and +1 to that odd number for the coupe built on the same platform, i.e. 5 and 6 series, 7 and the old 8 series. They were thinking about doing it on the 3 series and calling the coupe a 4 series but they realized that the 3 series brand was too valuable to change.

        The 1 series should have been the 2 series since they are all 2-door coupes (at least in the USA they are). this would allow them to call the M car the M2 and no one would complain
      • 4 Years Ago
      IMO, they are doing way much teaser for that car... it is just an serie 1 M... Nothing "that" special.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Over priced Crap Machine!

      A Nissan 370Z would satisfy all of your speed demon desires for thousands less.
      If I see a fool in one of these, I'll point and Laugh!

      *you may proceed to down rate me now*
        • 4 Years Ago
        The 370Z is about as cool as my wife's sewing machine. And has the same intuitiveness. Hey - it's a ricer.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Why would you spend the time or energy to tell us you'll laugh and point at someone's car choice? I peg you at around 22 years old. Don't like the BMW? Don't buy it. I don't like the 370, I'd never point at anyone and laugh. With all that said, I bet you are really kick ass though.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Trunk + rear seat are a necessity to some people.
      • 4 Years Ago
      She does not look German.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hmm, I wonder what they're waiting for.
      • 4 Years Ago
      i'm the biggest bmw groupie alive, but.....

      great, so it has really ugly wheels and it's based on a platform/design that's about to go the way of the dinosaur. i would LOVE this car, but this slowwwww unveiling is beyond stupid. and disappointing to see that bmw continues to plague many of their best models with brutally unflattering, dated rims.

      we ALL know the new 3/1-series platform is on the way, which makes this car much less exciting. just put this **** out already!!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Those are lighweight sport rims. you can't have both sport and modern design in a lightweight car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ugly wheels? Really??

        Those are some of the sexiest wheels to roll on ANY BMW. They've been used before on other models, and look great everytime.
      • 4 Years Ago
      oh wow, all that camo, I can't imagine how this car would look without it...


      LAME BMW.. LAME....
      • 4 Years Ago
      20 bucks says it'll have a kidney grill...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Apparently they didn't teach sarcasm on sesame street.
        • 4 Years Ago
        50 bucks says elmo doesnt get sarcasm
        • 4 Years Ago
        $20 says you're a moron. It's a BMW, why wouldn't it have a kidney grill?
      • 4 Years Ago
      BMW - call it the M1 and get over yourself. The M1 "supercar" is a million years old and I can't believe that anyone would care.
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