• Jan 10, 2011
BMW 1 Series M Coupe (above) and 650i Convertible (below right) – Click either image for high-res image galleries

BMW rolled out the excitement this year at the Detroit Auto Show with new debuts like the 1 Series M Coupe and the new 650i Convertible. But while we knew most everything about these powerful new Bavarian two-doors, we were missing one thing – the make-it or break-it factor for many potential buyers: pricing.BMW 650i Convertible

So with the veils lifted on both these models, BMW North America has announced official pricing for each. The compact, six-cylinder 1 Series M Coupe will start at $47,010, while its much larger eight-cylinder, drop-top counterpart, the 650i Convertible, starts out at nearly double that: $91,375.

Of course, options on either will take you far beyond their listed MSRPs, but the prices quoted include destination and handling charges. BMW's official announcement – including pricing on the updated 1 Series coupe and convertible range – can be found in the press release after the jump.


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BMW Announces Pricing for Detroit Auto Show World Premieres

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – January 10, 2011, 12:00pm Eastern Time... BMW announces the base prices for several new models which debuted today at the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The hotly-anticipated 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe will go on sale with a base MSRP of $47,010. The stunning, all-new 2012 BMW 650i Convertible will start at $91,375. Finally, the updated and better-equipped 2012 BMW 1 Series models will be priced as-follows: 128i Coupe, $31,825, 135i Coupe, $39,925, 128i Convertible, $37,475, 135i Convertible, $44,675. All prices include $875 Destination & Handling fee.

The all-new BMW 1 Series M Coupe, at $47,010, is a car built by BMW's most enthusiastic engineers for BMW's most enthusiastic drivers, and signals the youthful, energetic future of BMW M. Essentially a BMW M3 chassis with Competition Package packed into a modified 1 Series body, the 1 Series M Coupe is one of the fastest, most remarkable M vehicles ever built. It features one of the most powerful inline-6 engines BMW has ever built, massive brakes, and a very wide footprint for maximum agility and stability in the spirit of the original BMW M3, which was a race-ready homologation special. The 1 Series M Coupe will be available in limited quantity as a 2011 model.

BMW's magnificent new 650i Convertible ($91,375) features a lower, wider canvas on which the designers have crafted an elegant shape of pure dynamic presence. Going on sale as a 2012 model, the 650i Convertible features BMW's 4.4-liter, "reverse flow" V-8 engine with 400 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. Two transmissions are available including the standard 6-speed manual and BMW's brilliant optional 8-speed automatic, both suited perfectly to the sport-luxury mission of the 6 Series. As with the previous 6 Series Convertible, the new 650i Convertible features a super insulated folding soft top which can retract in a mere 19 seconds at vehicle speeds up to 25 miles per hour. The interior of the new 650i Convertible features a fresh, ergonomic design with more passenger space, improved ergonomics, and superb materials choices, including optional full-leather trim with contrasting stitching.

Last, but not least, the popular BMW 1 Series Coupe and Convertible models have received substantial enhancements for an early start to the 2012 model year. The 128i model has received BMW's innovative Air Curtain system, which smoothes airflow over the front wheels to reduce wind resistance. All 1 Series models receive updated headlight and tail light assemblies, featuring a new "eyebrow" design up front and new tail lights at rear. Xenon Adaptive headlights - standard on 135i models, optional on 128i models – add LED backlighting for the new eyebrow and LED light tubes in the tail lights. All 1 Series models now feature standard iPod/USB integration. Convertible models now feature standard through-loading system for improved storage capacity, while 135i models gain standard power seats with adjustable lumbar support. Convertible models receive larger light-alloy wheels, now 17" diameter on 128i Convertible and 18" diameter on the 135i Convertible.

The 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe, as well as the 2012 650i Convertible, and 1 Series Coupe and Convertible arrive at authorized BMW centers this Spring.

BMW Group In America

BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group's global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 338 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 138 BMW motorcycle retailers, 103 MINI passenger car dealers, and 30 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group's sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the Internet at:

www.bmwgroupna.com.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Woah, well I'm gonna guess that if they produce a drop top 1m they will price it at 60k
      • 4 Years Ago
      Woah $47 starting!! I would not pay that much for a 1 Series. After options its going to be at least $55k. You can get a 335is for that money!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        a 335is lacks M-suspension, M-diff, and the list goes one
        the power may be the same, but the 1M's handling is vastly superior, sharing almost all components with the M3
        You'd be a moron to buy the 335is
        • 4 Years Ago
        At $55k you can get an M3 for that kind of money....
      • 4 Years Ago
      also, whats with the gear shift .. it's so ... round lol
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is the huge price difference between 135i and 1M (actually that's only a 135is) justified by the ~30hp increase? I doubt it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        IS models keep the same chassis, ie no real lsd, just a elsd
        the 1M borrows suspension components, m-differential, coupled with a wider track.
        Hence, it's a 1M, not a 135is
        7k over a 135i is a steal considering the handling will be on par with the M3
      • 4 Years Ago
      The 650i looks like crap. The new 6-series seem to be suffering from what is known as the "SLS-rear end Disorder". Where the designers compete for the laziest design they can come up with.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The 6-series has always been dull in the ass department
        • 4 Years Ago
        id hit it
      • 4 Years Ago
      That price seems a little steep for the M Coupe considering a 135i starts at $36k. Buying a 135i and putting in a chip and doing some suspension mods will probably get you close to the M Coupe at a significantly lower price.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @seminole. I agree with your points but the M3 is still based on the 3 Series platform with a V8 motor compared to a turbo 6.

        That being said the M1 and 135i are probably a lot closer than the 335i and M3. But I still say that until you actually test drive the car's you should withhold your opinion. The M1 cost is out of whack though.



        • 4 Years Ago
        135i actually starts at 40k, so 7k more for M3 suspension parts, M-differential, etc is a steal.
        If you'd buy a 335i with elsd instead, you're beyond ridiculous
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think that's what owners of the 335i say when comparing it to the M3.

        Drop some mods in the 335i and you can make it as fast with half the cost.

        However if you actually drove the M3 you will realize that the 335i and M3 are both different cars.
        • 4 Years Ago
        10k goes to the M-badges
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's really unfortunate that BMW prices the 1 M at such a ridiculously high price seeing as it could've been a real hit if it were even 5-6 grand cheaper. Perhaps this was done intentionally to avoid undercutting the M3 sales. Since this 1M is very similar in terms of performance with big brother M3, offering this car any cheaper might hurt M3 sales.
        JJ
        • 4 Years Ago
        At that price, i'd take the 335is with a chip. My most likely choice would be the Boss 302 that would slay both of them and be less expensive.
        • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      Overpriced.
      • 4 Years Ago
      never thought id say this but....bring back chris bangle!!!!!!!!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      47,000 dollar?! Thats like 36,000 euro's, which is less then what we have to pay for a new 320i coupé arround here.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I almost got ready to say BMW has entirely lost its mind, but then I realized the ol' greenback is probably more to blame. Thank you weak dollar.

      But I still think they've lost their mind somewhat...but only by whatever the $ to Euro conversion is for mind losing.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Don't care if it is up, it is still weak. $1=0.77 Euro. Who said it is an excuse. It's a fact. The dollar inflates the sticker a lot, pretty simple to see almost $11 grand just shows up.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The dollar is actually up against the euro so that's not a good excuse.

        If one person pays $47K for a 1 series they are on drugs. BMW's have always been on the expensive side and some times those prices are justified but I'm almost embarrassed for BMW at this point.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love that new 6 series. I was never a huge fan of the old one due to its rear end but this one just flows together. I would have a hard time justifying the price for either though. With 91k you could easily have yourself a GTR, Aston Martin V8 Vantage, ZR1, A "used" Gallardo, or a "used" 997 twin turbo.
      • 4 Years Ago
      91K !!! U can get a D chasis GTR for less XD

      Deam I miss the old NA M3 like the CSL
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