BMW 1M remains one of the most exquisite cars one can see on the road. With just a 6309 units built worldwide (740 in the US), BMW 1M is shaping up to become a collectors car down the road. While some of the 1M owners chose to keep their car stock and retain its intended looks, others have gone haywire and modded and tuned their cars in all kind of ways.
This latest 1M example was spotted at the legendary Nurburgring race track. The Alpine White 1M retained its stock wheels but a red paint or powder were added to them. The car also gets some M Performance Parts, like the rear spoiler and blacked out kidney grille.
Judging by the advertising decals found on the car, the owner also decided to improved the ride quality by adding the H&R springs.
It’s unknown if any power upgrades were done under the hood, but in stock form the 1M is powered by the N54 twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter I-6 engine. For the 1M, the turbocharger, exhaust system, and ECU have been revised to produce 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque, though up to 369 pound-feet are available temporarily in overboost mode. Redline is found at 7000 rpm.
BMW offered the 1M in three colors: Valencia Orange Metallic, Alpine White and Sapphire Black Metallic. The two metallic colors were an additional $550 to the base price.
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.