In 2011, the BMW 1 Series became the smallest vehicle produced by the German carmaker to be available in the high-performance M level. Receiving performance-focused exterior styling that includes a distinctive front air dam and unique mirrors, the 2011 BMW 1 Series M promoted superior aerodynamics over the traditional 1 Series vehicle. A wide stance of the 2011 BMW 1 Series M was also evident. 19-inch cast aluminum wheels were standard equipment on the 2011 BMW 1 Series M. The 2011 BMW 1 Series M was only offered as a two-door coupe. Weight savings with the 2011 BMW 1 Series M allowed the compact performance vehicle to weigh 77 pounds less the conventional 135i model. Elevating the compact car performance to new heights, 2011 model year 1 Series M was powered by the same engine found in the BMW Z4 roadster. A TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter inline-six powerplant generated 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. Channeling engine power through a six-speed manual transmission, acceleration from 0 to 62 miles per hour onboard the 2011 BMW 1 Series M is handled in 4.9 seconds. Inside the four-passenger cabin, the interior is fitted with M Sport seats and Alcantara surfaces accented by orange contrast stitching. Proceeding as intended, production of the BMW 1 Series M lasted for only the 2011 model year. However, popularity of the vehicle did cause BMW to build far more than the 2,700 1 Series M cars they initially projected. Worldwide, over 6,900 BMW 1 Series M machines were sold.
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2011 BMW 1 Series M
The performance variant of the 1 series, the 2011 BMW 1 Series M is a performance based compact coupe that packs a punch.