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2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe

The E30 M3 Reincarnated, But Where Does That Leave The M3? 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe - Click above for high-res image gallery Enthusiasts, BMW has your car. After painfully watching for years as the automaker's beloved M lineup ballooned in both size and weight – even adding sport utility vehicles – the German's have delivered us a new little jewel. It's not another derivative of the race-bred M3, the highly anticipated next-generation M5 or a sneak preview of the future M6. Instead, this little shot of driving ecstasy comes in the guise of the lowly 1 Series –... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3.0L I6
Power:
335 HP / 332 lb-ft
Transmission:
6-Speed Manual
MSRP:
$46,135
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    Report: BMW M5 quicker than 1 M Coupe quicker than M3
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    Video: This BMW 1M makes 550 hp thanks to American muscle [w/video]
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    We're firm believers in the fact that there are few things on this green Earth that can't be improved with the addition of a General Motors small block. Need proof? Take a peek over Jon Sibal's site for a look at a BMW 1 Series M Coupe powered by a good old-fashioned American lump. The GC10-V8 is actually a silhouette race car, which means the vehicle ...

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    Video: Watch Jeremy Clarkson pit 1908 V12 Brutus against BMW 1 Series M Coupe
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    Video: BMW 1M Coupe drifts atop tallest helipad in the world
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    Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Well, maybe not quite, but the 2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe is definitely fast and powerful. And now it's been spotted atop one particularly tall building. The building in question, the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles, stands 1,018 feet tall, ...

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    Jason Cammisa is a talented scribe over at the magazine of automobiles. He's also a passionate fellow, and has chosen to release some of that passion on the topic of an automatic-equipped BMW M3. Why the hostility? There are certainly a number of reasons one could draw upon, but in this instance, it's because Cammisa has the BMW 1 Series M Coupe at his ...

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    We already told you that BMW has decided to limit production of the 1 Series M, making it a one-year proposition. Now, we may know a bit more about this decision. The German automaker has reportedly filed trademarks on the terms "M2" and "BMW M2." Where is the 2 Series upon which these terms could apply? Rumor has it that the next-generation BMW 1 Series ...

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    Video: BMW 1 M Coupe gets strapped to the dyno
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    It's no secret that manufacturers sometimes underrate horsepower and torque figures for certain high performance models. This practice has been going on since the muscle car wars, and we don't see it stopping anytime soon. Inside Line wanted to find out what the 2011 BMW 1 Series M is putting down for power, so rather than rely on the manufacturer's ...

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    Did you pick up your 2011 BMW 1 Series M? If not, you may be paying a lot more for one down the road. The $46,135 German sports coupe will be produced through the end of this year... and then it's done. According to TheDetroitBureau.com, BMW admits that its latest sex toy pumped-up two-door will have a very limited run of one model year. That's not to ...

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    Jon Sibal is a very talented artist, and he recently turned his virtual pen on the all-new 2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe. This rendering is going to be more than just a desktop wallpaper and a dream, however, because a BMW tuning company in Chicago is going to build it. IND Distribution is teaming up with Patrick BMW, Jon Sibal and a handful of other ...

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