It would seem to be that the BMW 1 Sequence M is the future hot-ticket common BMW, with values growing extra swiftly than a lot of would-be buyers would like. Very low-mileage examples have been creeping toward the six-determine mark and this one particular hits that nail on the head in the British isles, with an inquiring price of £99,995.
Following observing this certain 1M, it’s no surprise that it is currently being offered for such a significant value tag, approximately double what its primary MSRP was. This 2011 (only model calendar year for the 1M) BMW 1M has just 430 miles on the odometer, building it as brand-new as you can get in 2022. That’s scarcely earlier the split-in mileage for the motor, so this owner truly enable it sit. Curiously, it has a couple warning lights on: the verify motor light, the tire pressure sensor mild, and the traction handle gentle. Not sure what those people are about, particularly specified the very low mileage, but it is truly worth seeking into. The car’s description says it feels like brand-new, so it’s unclear why it has warning lights on the dashboard.
Having said that, the rest of the vehicle is glorious. Painted in Valencia Orange (actually, the only coloration a 1M must be) and visibly immaculate, this 1M is a BMW enthusiast’s aspiration. Its interior is black with Alcantara bits and orange stitching, which was the only inside solution presented. It appears to be like good a uncomplicated, straightforward, BMW interior. Also, is not it refreshing to see an vacant dashboard, without an iDrive screen ruining it? When I bought my E90, I specifically sought out one without iDrive and I’m so delighted I did. This 1M appears to be like terrific with its simple, driver-centered cabin, magnificent analog gauges, three spoke steering wheel, and handbook equipment knob.
Speaking of a handbook equipment knob, the BMW 1M was only offered with a 6-pace manual transmission, as the car gods meant. Sending energy to that transmission is a 3.-liter turbocharged inline-six, with 335 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque. All of that power is despatched to the rear wheels and it can scoot from -60 mph in 4.7 seconds.
That could possibly not sound pretty thrilling, as a recent BMW M340i would stomp a 1M, both in a straight line and on a keep track of, all while shifting gears on its possess and currently being a lot more snug. Nevertheless, if you are anxious with general performance metrics whilst browsing for a 1M, you’re entirely missing the position. The BMW 1 Sequence M is the past real driver’s BMW, with a lightweight, compact chassis, a straight-6 engine up front, manual transmission in the middle, travel going to the back, no iDrive, no extravagant electronics, and basic excellent appears. For that, it might just be well worth the large price tag tag.