One of the fascinating BMWs of the fashionable period, the 1 Sequence M Coupe was in excessive demand following its launch in late 2010. The unique plan was to make simply 2,700 vehicles, however the German luxurious model had a change of coronary heart and in the end boosted manufacturing to six,309 models. Well-known YouTuber Tim Burton aka Shmee150 simply purchased one which has an fascinating historical past.
Completed within the fascinating Valencia Orange paint, the so-called 1M is a right-hand-drive instance that has racked up round 93,000 miles (practically 150,000 kilometers). Don’t go into considering these miles had been put by a number of drivers because the E82 is barely now altering fingers for the primary time. Sure, it’s been with the unique proprietor till lately. The automobile in query was #647 within the manufacturing sequence on the Leipzig plant in Germany.
BMW solely made 1,204 vehicles with a RHD configuration and this one comes with a dealer-fitted plaque on the middle console denoting it’s one of many simply 450 models that had been initially offered within the UK. The walkaround video permits us to take a look beneath the hood the place the N54 calls residence, a twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six with 335 horsepower. Nonetheless, as BMWBLOG solely revealed final month, the 1 Sequence M Coupe was initially presupposed to get a four-cylinder engine.
Whereas this automobile’s authentic proprietor saved it intact for greater than a decade, throughout which he had it serviced on the similar supplier, Shmee plans to switch it by doing a “ton of upgrades.” As to why he purchased it, the YouTuber used to personal a 123d E82 and he wished to expertise the range-topping model of that technology. The 1M sits alongside a number of different “inexpensive” vehicles corresponding to a Lotus Emira and a Renault Clio V6 in an in any other case unique storage filled with supercars.
The 1 Sequence M Coupe’s equal at present is the M2 relatively than the front-wheel-drive-based M135i xDrive. In 2023, you may nonetheless get a compact-ish sports activities automobile from BMW with a handbook gearbox and rear-wheel drive, however the G87 is far greater and heavier than the 1M.
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