2011 BMW 1 Series M Review

Wednesday October 19th, 2011 at 3:1010 PM
Posted by: mtan

2011 BMW 1-Series M
By Ming Tan

Pros

  • M heritage
  • Powerful and smooth revving 3.0 liter Twinpower Turbo inline 6
  • Unmistakable styling with an aggressive edge

Cons

  • Rubbery shifter diminishes that precise feel of the car
  • Minor exhaust drone
  • Some minor body aesthetic details

I love BMW M cars. I’ve fancied all the generations of M3’s over the years, of course starting with the E30 back in the late 80’s. I love the uniqueness that these special cars bring to the table. I love the double take that I often have to give to these cars when they drive by. And admittedly, I love the hype that builds every time a new M car is due to be released. It’s always interesting to experience the launching of a new BMW. But for car enthusiasts, we always wait to see when the M version will be coming.

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BMW M-Model Sales Up More Than 50% In 2008

Wednesday December 17th, 2008 at 11:1212 AM
Posted by: tonyb

BMW MotorsportOK, someone please explain this to me. The car world is looking like the last reel of Ghostbusters “Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!” the whole lot, but for some reason, sales of BMW’s M-cars are up. WAY up.

Honda just axed the upcoming NSX, Subaru pulled out of the WRC, Honda dumped its F1 program, Audi is out of ALMS, and there’s rumors that if The Big Three get a bailout, it will come at the cost of no more NASCAR support … but BMW’s luxo/HiPo M division can’t seem to make the cars fast enough.

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