Hexagon Classics are delighted to offer this low mileage BMW 1M, a model which has entered modern classic folklore.
SPECIFICATION INCLUDES: - 6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION, 359M FORGED ALLOY WHEELS, BLACK DAKOTA LEATHER WITH KYALAMI ORANGE STITCHING, CRUISE CONTROL, FRONT HEATED SEATS, HIGH BEAM ASSISTANT, PROFESSIONAL NAVIGATION, ENHANCED BLUETOOTH TELEPHONE FUNCTIONAL & HIFI LOUDSPEAKER AUDIO SYSTEM, MULTI-FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL, PARK DISTANCE CONTROL.
The 1 Series M Coupe, or 1M as we more commonly know it nowadays, was developed in a short time of less than two years from the BMW Board giving, the then head of M GmbH Dr Kay Segler, the green light. Powered by a 3-litre Straight Six twin-turbo VANOS N54 taken from the 135i, only now breathed upon by the M Engineers with a lightened flywheel to produce 335bhp and 332lbft of torque, with a further 37lbft of torque available on overboost. Mated to this torque-heavy engine was a single gearbox option of a Getrag Type K six-speed box which was lighter and more compact than previous generations, driving those rear wheels, which on the 1M were the simply classic Style M359, as fitted to the E90/92 Competition Pack, sized at 9 x19” at the front and 10 x 19 “ rear, shod with 245/35/R19 and 265/35/R19 tyres respectively, whilst the steering is a more feelsome hydraulic set up with a super quick rack, taking only 2.2 turns lock to lock.
The in-line 6-cylinder engine with M TwinPower Turbo and petrol direct injection develops a maximum output of 250 kW/340 bhp with an engine-speed-oriented characteristic curve typical of BMW M cars. The 1M accelerates to 60mph in 4.9 seconds with has a top speed limited to 155mph.
The motoring press overwhelmingly fell for this M car. Evo magazine took a 1M car on their long-term fleet for 8 months and covered over 16,000 miles. If that mileage is not telling enough, Nick Trott, then Editor, wrote of the 1M back in early 2012, “I can genuinely say that I’ve never felt so thoroughly taken with a car so quickly. If you don’t have the money to buy a 1M, I’d warn you never to drive one. It gets under your skin. Even a short drive will have you attempting to discover new and possibly even illegal means by which to raise the money to afford one.”
Supplied new by Fairfield BMW in 2011, it had its all-important running in service at 1,188 miles in 2011. This spectacular car is 1 of just 450 UK delivered cars and boasts full BMW service history.
Available to view at our London showrooms.