Since its debut, the BMW 1 Series M has always been a brave outsider. Built from the utilities of the M division, using the standard BMW N55 engine and based on one of the most unusual BMW cars of the era, the 1st Series M seemed doomed from the start. However, 1M turned out to be much more than a combination of its parts, impressing enthusiasts with its brilliant drive. Despite the fact that the demand for enthusiasts for a limited edition of 1M has grown, prices have never gone beyond scale. So far, the very fresh 1 Series M has just sold on the Bring-A-Trailer for over $ 100,000.
As far as we know, this is the first BMW 1 Series M to receive a six-digit brand in the United States. It’s incredibly fresh, bought by its new last dealer in 2011 (the only year it was on sale), in Florida, and traveled only 2,500 miles. While not the most desirable color specification, black over black, it benefits from extremely low mileage, single-owner status, and the outright crazy state of the used car market at the moment.
The BMW 1M is still a stunning car to drive, and especially now that modern M cars are becoming much more sophisticated and amazing, it is more desirable than ever. Its 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder turbocharged engine delivers 335 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque, with an additional 37 lb-ft available during boost function, and is separated from the six-speed manual transmission. There was no automatic option. These power figures may seem insignificant, especially when the next M2 will have about 120 horsepower more, but this is more than enough to make the 1M an absolute blast for driving.
This used car market is absurd when cars go for money that just doesn’t count. While $ 116,000 is a bit crazy for the BMW 1M, it’s probably a smart investment, as it’s a car that’s likely to continue to appreciate as purist cars die and electric cars win.