A persistent question surrounding the much acclaimed BMW 1 Series M Coupe has always been how long it would be produced for and whether there would be a 2012 model year. We now know for certain (for the US market).
According to the official BMW US model production schedule (attached below), the 1M coupe will end production in December 2011
for the US market, making a total production run of 10 months. The chart also indicates that there will not be a second (2012) model year
for the US.
If recent speculations
comes to fruition, the successor to the 1M coupe will be the BMW M2 Coupe
, as BMW will switch the next generation small BMW coupe to the 2-series badge.
* Note: This is a US production chart. Other markets may or may not see a 1M in 2012. Remains to be seen.