New real life photos of BMW 1M in the US

1M, Featured Posts | January 26th, 2011 by 14
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The BMW 1M pre-production model we exclusively spotted yesterday near Philadelphia, makes another appearance. This time, the 1M showed up at Fields BMW & VW …

The BMW 1M pre-production model we exclusively spotted yesterday near Philadelphia, makes another appearance. This time, the 1M showed up at Fields BMW & VW in Daytona, Florida.

While not officially confirmed, we anticipate that the car spotted or a similar model will serve as the the pace car at the Daytona 24 hour race that takes place this weekend.

Leading to its official release on May 16th, we expect to see more pre-production vehicles being tested across the country.

Again not confirmed by BMW, the number of units for the US market is rumored to be above 600 units, but certainly less than a 1,000.

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The hotly-anticipated 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe will go on sale with a base MSRP of $47,010. The 1M will be offered in only three colors, Alpine White, Valencia Orange and Black Sapphire, and production will run only for a year. Inside, BMW only offers the Black Boston leather with orange stitching.

Two packages are available for the 1M, the Convenience Package with Anti-theft alarm system, Comfort Access, Park Distance Control (rear only) and Navigation System, and the Premium Package with Auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors, Auto-dimming rear view mirror, power front seats with driver seat memory, ambiance lighting, lumbar support, BMW Assist with Bluetooth, iPod and USB adapter.

Hat tip to Brendan!

14 responses to “New real life photos of BMW 1M in the US”

  1. David says:

    Thanks for the photos! Each time I see new ones, the color seems to keep changing. Can’t wait to see one in person

    • FreudeKing says:

      You know, with a car like this, the least you can do is to fit Xenon headlights with parking rings as a standard option. I don’t know what the hell those eggheads at headquarters were thinking.

      In my opinion, with such intense competition in the premium segment for more distinctive identity, BMW CANNOT afford to drag its image down by still having cars without the trademark corona rings. It doesn’t cost the company much to produce those rings but it makes a big difference to the image of BMW cars.

      So for those people at headquarters who deliberately bring out cheaper looking base models of their cars (i.e. unsprayed door handles, halogen lights with no BMW trademark corona rings) just to try and make customers pay extra so that their cars look more premium, you guys have to be shot. At the end of the day, it will be these cheaper base models that are running around the streets, creating a bad image for that specific car model as some customers may not be willing to fork out a mini fortune to have their door handles match the body colour.

  2. viper says:

    like we are in 1979 again , I wonder does it have a tape player instead of a cd or an ipod jack

  3. ZHPRegistry says:

    Viper, you are missing the point with this car. If you are looking for luxury, there are other models providing that. You can’t build something to please all. Wanna soft and cushy ride, go with a Lexus.

    • Horatiu B. says:

      Fully agree! This car is about driving experience, the ultimate driving machine everyone cried in the past 2 yrs. If this M doesn’t offer that, then many won’t. Based on what I heard, it does and much more. Can’t wait to drive it soon

  4. Kodey says:

    I’m actually disappointed at the fact that it doesn’t come standard with the xenon’s… Love BMW but those should be standard on a model such as this..

  5. bmwFan says:

    i feel sorry for people that have to look at that outdated car. the car looks like something the chicks from sex in the city would drive.

  6. bmwFan says:

    climate controls are so cheap, my god, a freaking step back for mankind. i guess the fans will gobble it up and pay 50K for such crap

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