BMW and their microsite M-Power.com shares with us some quotes from the international automotive press reviews on the BMW 1 Series M Coupe.
“1derful M”. “A limited production run of 2700 units has been reported, with a healthy percentage of that number heading our way.”
“At the moment the signs are extremely positive. It’s the sort of car you get out of wishing you could have more time with. On the strength of what we’ve seen so far, it fully deserves the M-car billing, even if BMW made the wrong decision by not calling it the M1.”
“The thing that grabs your attention as you pull away is its flexibility. It will accept sixth gear at 1000rpm without any unruly shunt and continue to pull hard towards the business end of the range without any dip in demeanour. It’s under load in low gears, though, where it does its best work. Planting your foot in second induces the sort of rolling acceleration to match the 414bhp V8 M3 and it feels terrifically urgent right up to its 7000rpm limit.”
“After all, it’s difficult not to get excited about a new M car, especially one that supposedly takes its brief from the very first M3. First impressions suggest that buyers are in for a treat.”
“From the outset it’s torque that defines the new car’s performance. The straight-six yowl is accompanied by a relentless shove in the back, and pick-up from low revs is impressively strong.”
“If there’s not a waiting list already, it’s because y’all haven’t driven one yet. (In other words, place your order now.)”