We knew this was coming, but the BMW 1 Series M Coupe is now history. While BMW is still building out the model run, it has closed ordering and "all cars are spoken for," according to Car and Driver.

The report comes from the magazine's European correspondent, so we assume any remaining cars are destined to remain in Europe, meaning that our friends across the Atlantic are just now catching up to our situation here. Perhaps this news should come as no surprise, as the 1 Series M Coupe was sold in the U.S. for just a single model year, 2011.

Of course, if your heart is set on owning one of fewer than 1,000 1 Series M Coupes that were offered in the States, the only thing standing between you and your dream is money. We imagine values of these cars will not depreciate much (the only used example on eBay Motors at the moment has been essentially bid up to MSRP), though whether the 1 Series M Coupe will achieve the cult status of the 2001-2002 BMW M Coupe remains to be seen.


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      stuck in 90s
      • 2 Years Ago
      In my book, this car has already reach the status of icon / legend / cult. I am just kidding myself for choosing and buying the F30 over this car...
      David Hu
      • 2 Years Ago
      Doh! I had $200 saved up for it already! Damn you, megamillion!
      Justin Campanale
      • 2 Years Ago
      BMW should make more cars exactly like this. Like maybe a ressurection of the E30 M3. A bare bones 1 series (but prettier) with a sports tuned suspension and advanced brakes, and a real manual transission, with a high revving 4 cylinder, about 200 hp, for $25k. And no more than 2700 pounds. A deadly blow to the head of the FR-S/FT86/BR-Z. Maybe make an M version with the turbo inline 6 for $35 k as a RWD answer to the STi. Fill in the gap with a $30 k model with the 2.0 turbo. Or how about a newer roadster? 2600 lbs max, high revving inline 6 with 260-ish hp, $30k? An answer to the now-departed S2000. Maybe make a shooting brake body like my old M coupe used to be?
      xspeedy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Frankly would rather have the sonorous V8 in the M3. In the long haul, the E60 M5/M6 and the E9X M3 will be some of the desirable as they are the most powerful of the naturally aspirated era. Can't beat the sound of those high revving engines.
      joyceb401
      • 2 Years Ago
      come one, really? This car has been sold out for about 10 months (maybe more - that was just when I tried to order one). Thanks for the (very) old "news"
        Fermat1313
        • 2 Years Ago
        @joyceb401
        They stopped selling the 1M in the US at the end of 2011, but all of the allocations were divvied out by early September. However, BMW has still been making 1Ms for other markets. This article is about the last of the 1Ms, not the last of the US 1Ms.
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's the real M3, no surprise that it's sold out.
      J
      • 2 Years Ago
      The kicker? They could build, and would sell, plenty more, but then how would their customers get that false sense of exclusiveness?
      lorenzo
      • 2 Years Ago
      1,000 cars for the US, they sell out. This is news? And is it a real question: if they will appreciate? I just want to know how many of these are going into storage right off.
        Dwight Bynum Jr.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @lorenzo
        Well, I've seen two different ones on the road in the last couple weeks, so... definitely not all of them. And that was all in the same city. :)
      Number23
      • 2 Years Ago
      Meh... I just picked up a 2012 Comp Orange Boss 302, it will mop the floor with any production BMW. I got 20mpg from my 1st tank too. 444hp, 20mpg in mixed driving, laps LS faster than an M3, what's not to like?
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Number23
        Awesome car, your Boss is, but some prefer something smaller, lighter, and more balanced.
          Number23
          • 2 Years Ago
          @k_m94
          I had a 2001 S2000 but when our little man showed up, I needed something that goes fast, can be tracked and has a back seat. Given those requirements the BOSS 302 seemed like the only choice.
          k_m94
          • 2 Years Ago
          @k_m94
          Dont get me wrong, I like the Boss over the 1M too, but it's close. American journalists raving about the Boss, European journalists saying pretty much the same thing for the 1M, and that kind of driver feedback tells more about the car than the numbers. But the 1M doesnt have a 400+hp naturally aspirated V8, and was designed to be purposely beaten by the M3 to satisfy some sort of hiearchy of M cars. The Boss does indeed aim to wipe the floor with an M3, and while it could be argued that the M3 is a better car because it juggles luxury sedan duty as well as performance car duty, there's nothing luxurious about the 1M: Like the Boss, it only does speed.
        Chris
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Number23
        Nice car. I am as big a Mustang fan as the next guy, but comparing them to a BMWs is pointless. People don't really cross shop the two, and they are not really intended to compete. I love that a Mustang GT can hold its own against a BMW M3, but that is about where the comparisons should end.
        Matt
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Number23
        Well arent you special. Who cares?
        Justin Campanale
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Number23
        The M3 is faster on almost all other tracks. LS is an exception. Also, the M5 and 1M have been shown to be faster than the M3, which is faster than the Boss.
          Eraun Petry
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Justin Campanale
          whats not to like? hmm get inside a BMW then get back in your Ford. i think we're all done here
          Number23
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Justin Campanale
          Check out C&D lightning lap results, the Boss 302 LS lapped VIR faster than any BMW they've tested. http://www.caranddriver.com/features/lightning-lap-2012-feature-sortable-times-complete-lightning-lap-times-2006-to-2012-page-8
          Number23
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Justin Campanale
          20+ K for the M3 buys a lot of replacement brakes and tires for track days.
        evannever
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Number23
        No one is going to argue that your Boss isn't a good performance value, but I like driving cars that don't have a fleet version with an exploding drive shaft. The 1M, even the 135i, is a unique vehicle. Mustangs are literally everywhere I turn.
      Lunac
      • 2 Years Ago
      Pretty decent car for women. Especially for women that wanted an alternative to that other chick car, Mazda Miata. Feminine cars like this make me feel like 90s never went away. ... .. .
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Lunac
        Any small, good performing sports car is a chick car if you dont personally like it? The Miata isnt really a chick car, and the 1 M is all manly.
        james.dean41
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Lunac
        Do you drive one?
      bmwsucksmycash
      • 2 Years Ago
      An overpriced turd. Still ugly...
        th0mb0ne
        • 2 Years Ago
        @bmwsucksmycash
        and yet still totally awesome. This is the type of car car-fans should get behind. Its' the car we always complain about not seeing anymore. Sure it's not perfect, styling is suspect (though I don't mind it myself), and it's a bit heavy....but this is the closest thing to the old BMW we all pine for that's out there.
        stuck in 90s
        • 2 Years Ago
        @bmwsucksmycash
        You dont know the true value of this car even if it hits you on the head LOL
        Justin Campanale
        • 2 Years Ago
        @bmwsucksmycash
        bmw_sucks, is that you?
      over9000
      • 2 Years Ago
      great car for poseurs if you ask me.
        evannever
        • 2 Years Ago
        @over9000
        Yeah, seriously, tacking "if you ask me" onto a post on a car blog just invites snark ...if you ask me.
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