BMW 1 Series M

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

88
Priced From $46,135
MPG 22.0
Styles Reviewed
CoupeCoupe

Motor Trend

05/23/11
2011-05-23
88
100

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Carlos Lago Carlos Lago Score Pending 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe

The BMW 1M, at its core, is an enthusiast’s machine, showing its focus clearly in the plainness of its interior and in the width of its fenders.

Edmunds.com

10/08/10
2010-10-08
86
100

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Andreas Stahl Andreas Stahl Score Pending 2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe

It’s going to take more wheel time to fully appreciate the changes BMW has made to the 135i to create the 2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe. On the strength of what we’ve seen so far, it fully deserves the M-car billing.

Car and Driver

10/15/10
2010-10-15
86
100

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Juergen Zoellter Juergen Zoellter Score Pending 2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe

If $43K sounds like a lot for a compact car, remember that’s just a six-grand hike over a base 135i The lack of aural excitement here is a real oversight, but the 1-series M is fast and entertaining and gets the M group back in touch with its early M3 roots.

AutoBlog.com

11/29/10
2010-11-29
85
100

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Rex Roy Rex Roy Score Pending 2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe

The 1 Series M Coupe doesn’t seem to be about outright speed as much as it is about full-on driving satisfaction – something we plan to investigate further once the official model lands in our laps.

Edmunds.com

05/02/11
2011-05-02
90
100

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Andreas Stahl Andreas Stahl Score Pending 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe

The 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe is a fantastically compelling machine. It is fast, has a truly brawny engine, handles with precision, and is super practical. And, to our eyes at least, it looks great.

Winding Road

05/24/11
2011-05-24
91
100

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John Beltz Snyder John Beltz Snyder Score Pending 2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe

The BMW 1M Coupe is a great car with effortless power and great handling capability. Some people may dig the leather interior, xenon adaptive headlights, rain sensors, and slick M badges. We like it simply because it allows us to go really damned fast.

AutoBlog.com

08/03/11
2011-08-03
90
100

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Damon Lavrinc Damon Lavrinc Score Pending 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe

The 1M delivers what M-heads value most: driving delight über alles. And it’s one of the only times in years that anything with four wheels has lived up to the hype.

CarReview.com

10/19/11
2011-10-19
91
100

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Ming Tan Ming Tan Score Pending 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe

BMW M Sport is an icon. The heritage is unmistakable. I believe in their design and technology principles and I have faith in the brand’s history. I love it. If you’re an enthusiast, a driver, you will love it too.

Detroit Free Press

12/01/11
2011-12-01
87
100

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Mark Phelan Mark Phelan Score Pending 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe

The BMW 1M adds power and performance to the Bavarian automaker’s smallest model, but at a daunting price.

CNET.com

08/04/11
2011-08-04
87
100

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Wayne Cunningham Wayne Cunningham 6.2 out of 10 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe

Although the 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe offers lots of power and handles very well. A comfortable ride and cabin tech options make it a solid daily driver.

AutoBlog.com

05/13/11
2011-05-13
89
100

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Michael Harley Michael Harley 6.7 out of 10 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe

The new BMW 1 Series M Coupe is old school retro-cool and deliciously fun to drive. It doesn’t target boy-racers, it targets enthusiasts.

Motor Trend

10/08/10
2010-10-08
86
100

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Frank Markus Frank Markus 6.8 out of 10 2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe

The 1 M’s true mission is to win back those people who may have failed to make the $8000 price leap from the six-cylinder E46 M3 to the V-8 E92 model. We reckon these folks will be only too thrilled to trade their aging E46s or tuned 335is for one of these.

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