2011 BMW 1M Coupe

2011 BMW 1M Coupe
Courtesy of Bonhams

Developed by BMW Motorsport and announced in December 2010, the 1M coupe used a tuned version of the N54 twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six engine producing 335 hp, which was delivered to the road via a 6-speed manual gearbox and electronic limited-slip differential.

With its front-engine/rear-drive layout, traditional sports-car handling and colossal amounts of low-down torque, the 1M was enthusiastically received, particularly by those who felt that BMW’s image had become diluted by too many SUVs; indeed, Richard Hammond of “Top Gear” voted the BMW 1M his “Car of the Year 2011.” Autocar quoted a 0–60 mph time of 4.6 seconds, while the 1M’s top speed was limited to 155 mph. Production ceased at the end of 2012, cementing the 1M’s relative exclusivity and future interest among collectors.

This pampered example has covered fewer than 2,000 kilometers in the hands of its sole owner and is presented in pristine condition.

Jeff Zurschmeide

Jeff Zurschmeide - SCM Contributor

Jeff is a lifelong automobile enthusiast with a penchant for sports and racing cars. He has raced SCCA, local circle track, and stage rally as a co-driver. He makes his living as a freelance automotive journalist and is the author of six books on automotive topics. As a rule, he practices catch-and-release fishing when it comes to collectible automobiles, trying to leave each one in better condition than he found it. Enduring passions include his MGA and Austin Mini, and his 1969 Corvette. He recently purchased a 1920 Ford Model T Touring because “you just have to have one of these once in your life.”

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