2011 BMW 1M Coupe

Much like the E28 M5, the E82 was a legend before it even hit the market. Press releases and journalists gushed over its superlatives; while most felt it was a return to the classic BMW form, some went so far as to suggest it was the best M product ever. Debate still rages over that and generally fans of each chassis manage to come up with plenty of justification as to why theirs is the most special M produced. However, one thing is undeniable; the 1M might be the only M car to ever immediately appreciate on the market. Perhaps it was the combination of those aforementioned press articles or the limited nature of the model; a scant 983 were produced for the U.S. market over a 10 month production cycle in 2011. As with the E28, color choices were quite limited (though, thankfully more than just black!) – 326 Alpine White III (300), 222 Black Sapphire Metallic (475), and 435 Valencia Orange Metallic (B44) – the model’s signature color. All were mated with the same interior: LWNZ Black Boston leather with contrasting orange stitching. They all featured the same drivetrain specification, too – the boosted twin-turbocharged N54 turned up to 340 horsepower and mated only to a 6-speed manual with a limited slip differential. Wheels were the Competition Package BBS-made Style 359M 19″ options from the E9x. The result was magical:

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Year: 2011
Model: 1M Coupe
Engine: 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged inline-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 12,075 mi
Price: $69,999 Buy It Now

Beautiful 1M with BMW Platinum Warranty until 2018 which is fully transferrable to next owner.

Car has never seen adverse weather. Always stored in heated garage. Always a west coast car. I am a 20 year BMW CCA and Porsche CCA member and take meticulous care of all my cars. This 1M being no exception; it is stunning.

The car has been serviced only by the BMW dealer.

The car is under warranty until 6/2018 or 100k miles by BMW with the highest level of Platinum protection which is fully transferrable to the next owner.

New Pirelli P Zero tires installed at 11.5k miles this past Summer (2016).

Rock solid car. Still smells new. No stories or issues.

You will be hard-pressed to find a cleaner West Coast-only example.

The car has never been flashed or tuned. It has never seen track time or abusive driving.

Following upgrades included (all completely reversible with all Original BMW 1M Parts included. These modifications were made with an eye towards increasing efficiency and durability):

– Forge Intercooler (no cutting or modification required for install)
– Burger Oil Catch Can
– Aluminum Intake Charge pipe (Original factory piece is a known weak-point)
– LED Angel eyes

Serious inquiries only.
*NOTE: I am not a dealer and am not interested in trades, nor can I offer financing. Re-listed due to buyer not being able to secure funds. *

Since new, these 1M Coupes have hit the market at exaggerated prices and have maintained that level; a sign of their potential and the enthusiasm surrounding the model. Condition of this car is top, with subtle and reversible upgrades and low mileage along with the balance of the warranty. There are some who would suggest, and rightly so, that you could walk down to your BMW dealer and purchase a brand new M2 and even have it custom-ordered in whatever color you want for less than the asking price here. But, since anyone can do that it misses the point of the collector market. The M2 isn’t the limited production of the 1M, in the same way that you could say an E36 M3 is cheaper and outperforms the E30 chassis. Will the 1M continue to gain in value? Time will tell how it compares to the rest of the lineup, but for now if you want one you’ll need to pay a premium, and they aren’t making any more. This was a special package that was a flash in the pan – but one that hasn’t cooled down since new.

-Carter

3 thoughts on “2011 BMW 1M Coupe

  1. I believe at this point the big selling point to the 1M will be its limited production numbers…
    while this is barely broken in @ 70k there are other M’s that I would rather have…like an M2
    very nice car though

  2. Is it correct that this M ( unusually ) does not have a true M-division *developed* engine, unlike “true” M-division machines ?

  3. @Adventuresome – technically, yes, it runs a modified version of the N54 that saw duty in a few other cars, such as the 335is, 335i, 535i, and 135i. It does not carry the standard “S” designation on the motor of all the M cars. However, the market doesn’t seem to really care about that, oddly, in this case.

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