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BMW 1 Series M Coupe – An Investment, Not A Depreciating Asset

1M | April 7th, 2014 by 0
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Autoblog publishes an article on the BMW 1 Series M Coupe and how the car values has appreciated since its launch in 2011. The 1M …

Autoblog publishes an article on the BMW 1 Series M Coupe and how the car values has appreciated since its launch in 2011. The 1M is considered by many a car worth investing into, and the latest article comes to verify that claim.

The “baby-M” went on sale in 2011 and was sold out before it even reached out the local dealerships. Listed at $47,030, the 1M sold either for sticker price or significantly higher, reports at the time mentioned some dealers charging a premium of $10,000. There were 740 units sold in the United States with some of those units being reported totaled after unfortunate accidents.

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At the time we did a market research and found several BMW 1M models on various car listings websites varying from $60,000 to $70,000 (with a pretty base configuration). Autoblog tracked down about 20 cars currently on sale and found an average asking price of $61,670 with an average mileage of about 11,600. That’s more than $15,500 over the MSRP when new, or an appreciation of around $5k per year.

The cheapest 1M they found was priced at $55,500 with 14,000 miles. At the high-end we have an 1M Coupe priced at $65,991 with just 8,800 miles. The Black Book also shows the 1M valued at $60,000 for an “Extra Clean” car.

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Now it’s time to take out our 1M from the garage and take it for a spin.

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