Report: BMW 1M to be produced only in 2011

1M | May 25th, 2011 by 10
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TheDetroitBureau reports that the BMW 1M will be pulled after one year. Quoting Matt Russell, the U.S. M brand manager, the publication says the 1M …

TheDetroitBureau reports that the BMW 1M will be pulled after one year. Quoting Matt Russell, the U.S. M brand manager, the publication says the 1M production will run until December of this year. For Autoblog, BMW says less than 1,000 units will be built for the U.S. market.

[1M] “will be a one-year car,” said Matt Russell in an interview with TheDetroitBureau, a statement that hopefully stops many of the speculations seen around the web. Latest one came from our publication earlier in the day when a BMW source says the company is currently testing a 1M Convertible. If 1M Coupe production ends this year, it remains to be seen if the Leipzig production lines will keep the 1M Cabrio running through it.

bmw 1m test drive 8311 655x443The Detroit-based publication also reports that the Munich-based automaker hints that a future update may be in the works, but it will be based on the next generation 1 Series Coupe which goes on sale in 2013, putting the M version on the market by earliest 2015.

[Source: TheDetroitBureau | Autoblog ]

10 responses to “Report: BMW 1M to be produced only in 2011”

  1. plaxico says:

    thank God, theyve finally realized how outdated this car is…

  2. Buckeye says:

    @plaxico  I hate to say it…….. that’s exactly what I like about it.  It’s e46-ness.  You can keep driving your rice burner if you want to. ;-)

  3. LexusLVR says:

    The world will end in 2012 so this is the first smart move BMW has made in their entire history!

  4. LA says:

    I was really looking forward to buying this car next year :( congrats to all the lucky people who get this fine automobile.

  5. Philly_Jeff says:

    All this hype for a one-year wonder. Boo!

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