Exclusive: First BMW 1M spotted on US roads – Valencia Orange paint

1M, Featured Posts | January 24th, 2011 by 17
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What a great way to start a Monday morning. BMWBLOG spotted the first BMW 1 Series M Coupe in the United States. Painted in the …

What a great way to start a Monday morning. BMWBLOG spotted the first BMW 1 Series M Coupe in the United States. Painted in the what-could-become an iconic color, Valencia Orange, the 1M is being put through a long-term test drive and it was spotted somewhere near the Philadelphia area.

This is our first time seeing the car on the road and it has not disappointed us. The 1M looks massive, aggressive and certainly has the road dominating stature we expect from an M vehicle. Valencia Orange is also an interesting color and under the sunlight, it stands out even more, becoming an instant head turner.

During our short pursuit of the 1M, we had the opportunity to see some of its athletic abilities while the car chased away from us. Th acceleration certainly seems quick and the exhaust sound is much better than anticipated.

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While we still miss and crave the naturally aspirated engines, the turbocharged six-cylinder delivers on will deliver on its promise and the roar coming from the engine bay is more than we expected.

As a side note, the 1M was sporting halogen lights, but the production vehicle will carry Xenons.

Enjoy these exclusive photos and excuse our ad-hoc photography skills.

Stay tuned for videos!

  • Christian (BMW CCA)

    saw a bright orange one fly by 3 cars the otherday while at Wendys with a friend window watching, first one ive ever seen in person, i stood and shouted haha.

  • Bryce

    …was it the bmwblog.com 1M?

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      That’s coming in May :)

  • http://www.marinluxurycars.com/ Marin Luxury Cars

    The Orange color looks amazing especially in this picture due to the sun
    http://cdn.bmwblog.com/wp-content/uploads/bmw-1m-orange-3-100×100.jpg

    I wonder if the other drivers stuck in traffic noticed that it was the brand new M1 and honked and such? Or did they not even notice during the morning rush? I see it got stuck in traffic on the freeway…

  • BMW 740i

    Awesome find guys!!!! The color looks good in some photos, but dull in others. Hard to decide.

  • http://www.zhpregistry.net ZHPRegistry

    That’s BMW M brand manager Matt Russel taking the car to Daytona.

    • Horatiu

      Unfortunately we can’t say more about the car, destination and other things :)

      And we know Matt very well :)

    • http://www.shopcarland.com/ Shop Carland

      lol, no wonder BMW Blog was there to take pics!! I thought it was a random guy who happened to be lucky enough to drive a new M1 and you guys were following him and taking pics. I would be pretty freaked out if I noticed a stranger following me and taking pictures of my car from different angles.

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