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      04-20-2011, 06:00 AM   #1
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AutoExpress UK Magazine Reviews the BMW 1M (in Black Sapphire Metallic)

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AutoExpress UK Magazine Reviews the BMW 1M (in Black Sapphire Metallic)
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The reviews for the 1M have been pouring in recently, with one review after another shining very positive light on the little M car, especially when compared to various rivals.

Now AutoExpress UK has come in with their own review. Right off the bat, the car they got to test was a Black Sapphire Metallic version, which is something welcome to the 1M fans who desperatly want to see more IRL photos of the car in black.

Going a step beyond just the looks of the car, the folks at AutoExpress gave the car 5 stars in their review and were not short in their general praise of the car. Their first line says it all,

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Could this be the best M car since the original E30 M3? The new 1-Series M Coupé is about as back-to-basics as BMW’s performance models get these days – it’s a simple formula of a powerful engine, a manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive.
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This is quite a lightweight car, weighing only 1,495kg, and pace is blistering as a result. BMW claims a 0-62mph sprint time of 4.9 seconds, and it feels every bit as fast as that, while top speed is electronically limited to 155mph.
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Turn off the ESP and you can indulge in tail slides, although firm but compliant damping means it’s easy to cover ground at pace, revelling in the meaty steering and limited body roll.

With its compact dimensions, this is a sports car that’s nimble and quick to respond to steering, brake or throttle inputs – and as a result, it’s a real pleasure to drive at any speed.
Finishing off with this strong line,

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The best M car for a long time? Undoubtedly.
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[Source: AutoExpress UK] [Credits to 1addicts member das68 for finding the article!]

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      04-20-2011, 07:05 AM   #2
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AUTO EXPRESS (UK car magazine)

1m review in todays Autoexpress.
Gets 5 out of 5 stars.

final quote.

"Best M car for a long time? Undoubtedley"

(I'm now glad I get mine in a few weeks time!)
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      04-20-2011, 07:19 AM   #3
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^^^Nice. Mine wont be here until August...damn.
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      04-20-2011, 07:23 AM   #4
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"... on the smiles-per-mile charts, the 1-series M coupe can't be beat. It is a challenging piece, a triple-X-rated driver's machine for semi-professionals. Its handling balance provides an open invitation to indulge in latent oversteer, and provides an opportunity to separate the men from the boys. It is an absolute hoot on the track and an addictive plaything on your favorite twisty back road. "
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      04-20-2011, 07:29 AM   #5
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How did they rate the current M3?
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      04-20-2011, 09:24 AM   #6
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How did they rate the current M3?
good question
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      04-20-2011, 09:46 AM   #7
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What, no article?
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      04-20-2011, 10:10 AM   #8
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^^^Nice. Mine wont be here until August...damn.
When did you place your order?
The only reason I ask is that I have not been given a production date
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      04-20-2011, 10:18 AM   #9
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When did you place your order?
The only reason I ask is that I have not been given a production date
Ordered last week. July production.
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      04-20-2011, 10:25 AM   #10
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ordered in November last year delivery week 20
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      04-20-2011, 10:40 AM   #11
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I found a link:

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carrevi...es_m_coup.html
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      04-20-2011, 10:46 AM   #12
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Well found.

I managed to get a short drive in the 1M at the Bedford Autodrome last week its fantastic fun (and more than quick enough)
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      04-20-2011, 11:09 AM   #13
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Well found.

I managed to get a short drive in the 1M at the Bedford Autodrome last week its fantastic fun (and more than quick enough)
Lucky you! What was it doing there?
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      04-20-2011, 12:24 PM   #14
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Well found.

I managed to get a short drive in the 1M at the Bedford Autodrome last week its fantastic fun (and more than quick enough)
How was the sound?
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      04-20-2011, 12:34 PM   #15
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Thanks for the link.
Did you notice, they say it has a 6,500 RPM redline.
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      04-20-2011, 12:41 PM   #16
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yeah, they also said it comes with 18 inch wheels and sat nav.
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      04-20-2011, 01:04 PM   #17
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Very encouraging article.
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      04-20-2011, 01:04 PM   #18
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The mistakes make the review seem less credible.
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      04-20-2011, 01:50 PM   #19
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yeah, they also said it comes with 18 inch wheels and sat nav.
Also...it was proven that the limiter of 155 doesn't exist on the 1M.
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Thanks das68, bought my copy today. Last one on the shelf in the second newsagent I went into. Prefer to have hard copies of them.
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Thanks das68, bought my copy today. Last one on the shelf in the second newsagent I went into. Prefer to have hard copies of them.
Phew, it's not just me then. I go all geeky and buy copies of every mag when I buy a new car.

But, when time to sell comes, I enthusiastically produce this great plie of literature only to be met with slight bemusement from the propective puchaser.
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Phew, it's not just me then. I go all geeky and buy copies of every mag when I buy a new car.

But, when time to sell comes, I enthusiastically produce this great plie of literature only to be met with slight bemusement from the propective puchaser.
Yup I also bought CAR. Couldn't find it anywhere yesterday!

Well this is the first car I've bought worth reading about. Looking forward to a proper write up by EVO.
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