BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-17-2011, 06:12 PM   #1
gr8one88
tru blu
 
Drives: 2005 Individual M3 ESTYblau
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wheaton, Il

Posts: 215
iTrader: (0)

Exclamation Photos of Valencia Orange 1M vs. E46 M3 Estoril Blue. Specs compared.

Thanks to Peter (member dick brown) for indulging me and letting me meet him and see his baby M. Thank you for allowing me to take a few pictures (sorry for the quality I only have iphone camera). This was the first time for me seeing the New M car and the new color Valencia orange. The color is perfect for the car and is beautiful in the south Florida sunshine.

Valencia orange 1M parked next to a Individual 2005 M3 Estoril Blue. Maybe the best colors to ever grace the M car's, certainly the most desirable!!!! Now only if bmw will take on production of the 1M another year or 2 and make it in Monte carlo blue...that would be a dream!!!! dick brown has a child seat in the back already! now that is a true M car owner... a practical everyday race car that can do it all and is a true pure ultimate driving machine. My M3 has been my Daily driver and as it approaches 7 years now on the road with over 42,xxx miles of joy on the odometer I can truly say the e46 is going to be a timeless classic collected by the true enthusiast for the rest of time. It has been a true joy. I hope the 1M and cars like it out of the M division have similar success over time. Enjoy your 1M Peter thanks again. And to all members enjoy these pictures...

Here's how the 1M and E46 M3 compare specs-wise:

BMW 1M:
Wheelbase: 104.7
Length: 172.2
Width: 71
Height 55.9
Curb Weight: 3362
HP: 335
TQ: 332
0-60: 4.7
Top Speed: 155
Drag Cd: 0.37

E46 M3:
Wheelbase: 107.5
Length: 176.9
Width: 70.1
Height 54
Curb Weight: 3415
HP: 333
TQ: 262
0-60: 4.8
Top Speed: 155
Drag Cd: 0.33
Attached Images
                               

Last edited by gr8one88; 06-02-2011 at 12:42 PM.
gr8one88 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 06:18 PM   #2
Mr.Metak2you
Brigadier General
 
Mr.Metak2you's Avatar
 
Drives: LEXUS LS(DailyDriver)
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Astral Projecting: ∞ 23.516 -122 02.625 0242.101 ĕv'rē-hwr'

Posts: 4,748
iTrader: (15)

Garage List
The E46 is a classic IMO, had a 2005 AW M3 and absolutely loved it! Next to the 1M, the 1M has a bit more of a modern/updated design but the E46 has aged VERY well!!! BTW, I must agree EB is an awesome color. Damn environmentalist ruined it for us! Monte Carlo is very close tho!
__________________
Mr.Metak2you is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 06:34 PM   #3
gr8one88
tru blu
 
Drives: 2005 Individual M3 ESTYblau
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wheaton, Il

Posts: 215
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ///Metak View Post
The E46 is a classic IMO, had a 2005 AW M3 and absolutely loved it! Next to the 1M, the 1M has a bit more of a modern/updated design but the E46 has aged VERY well!!! BTW, I must agree EB is an awesome color. Damn environmentalist ruined it for us! Monte Carlo is very close tho!
thank you and i agree monte carlo is a good replacement but estoril is 5-10% better still. I think the e46 will be a timeless classic indeed!
gr8one88 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 06:59 PM   #4
DM1
Captain
 
DM1's Avatar
 
Drives: Waiting for it...
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Monterrey, Mexico.

Posts: 695
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 Z4 3.0si  [0.00]
2006 325i  [0.00]
2005 Renault Megane RS  [0.00]
I love E46's and my next car will be an E46 M3, timeless classic NA L6 M Power. The 1M is truly the new generation of M cars for the future and it's a great car, awesome, but still the essence of M is best kept in the E46 M3.
__________________


Follow my blog at http://dmauto.wordpress.com
DM1 is offline   Mexico
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 07:06 PM   #5
PaulBailey@ltbmw
General
 
PaulBailey@ltbmw's Avatar
 
Drives: 2-325 330 2-335 2-Z4 2-135 X5d
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Huntington Beach, CA

Posts: 26,760
iTrader: (34)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to PaulBailey@ltbmw
Beautiful cars!
PaulBailey@ltbmw is offline   Italy
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 07:07 PM   #6
crackberry
Major
 
crackberry's Avatar
 
Drives: Porsche Carrera GTS (997.2)
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: southern california

Posts: 1,003
iTrader: (0)

M3 all the way
crackberry is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 07:11 PM   #7
1SerieStud
Brigadier General
 
1SerieStud's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 VO 1M (498 of 740)
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Jacksonville, FL

Posts: 3,728
iTrader: (8)

Gorgeous cars! I agree with Estoril Blue being an AMAZING color, however my favorite colors for the e46 always were Laguna Seca Blue and the darkish yellow color (Phoenix Yellow I believe?).

As for the 1M, I currently await my Valencia Orange beast...that's the only way to have it!
__________________
'08 e90 M3
1SerieStud is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 07:18 PM   #8
BGM
Colonel
 
Drives: F21 118d M Sport
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Farnborough, UK

Posts: 2,366
iTrader: (0)

E46 ALL the way, no contest really..
BGM is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 07:19 PM   #9
miro2296
Colonel
 
miro2296's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 Montego Blue BMW 135i
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Round Rock, TX

Posts: 2,134
iTrader: (1)

Send a message via MSN to miro2296 Send a message via Yahoo to miro2296
Gorgeous cars! Love them both!
__________________
-------------------------------------
BMW 135i/6 Speed/Montego Blue/Formula One Ceramic Tint/JB4 G4/AA Sport Intercooler/19 inch Iconz 880Z(19X8.5 & 19X10)/Nitto INVO 225/35 & 265/30/E93 M3 front sway bar
miro2296 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 07:37 PM   #10
02black330ci
Private
 
Drives: 996 TT
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Everywhere

Posts: 96
iTrader: (0)

That damn EB E46 makes me ..... Oh yeah and the 1M is pretty awesome too
__________________
03 996 TT x50 - 11.36 @ 124.24 on 93 oct (911Tuning Exhaust and EPL Tune)
02black330ci is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 07:37 PM   #11
arsenyc
www.SubXcess.com
 
arsenyc's Avatar
 
Drives: AW 135i
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Posts: 573
iTrader: (1)

Estoril 1M, drool ;]
__________________
arsenyc is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 07:44 PM   #12
blacknbean
Major
 
Drives: e92 335i
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: SF

Posts: 1,026
iTrader: (2)

e46 is my fav looking M ever! i lust after a e46 zcp interlagos m3. almost bought one, but sadly technology has passed it by. i wish bmw would just revive the e46 with new tech and id buy in a heartbeat!
blacknbean is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 07:47 PM   #13
speedfan
Major
 
speedfan's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: HCM City

Posts: 1,105
iTrader: (2)

e46 m3 got my vote.

Exterior comparision:
On the 1M, I do like the front bumper, the mirrors, the wheels, & the torque number.
That's it! The rest is kinda out of proportion.

e46 M3 looks a lot better overall.

I dont mean to hijack the thread, but look at this...


speedfan is offline   Vietnam
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 07:47 PM   #14
MusclezMarinara
Banned
 
Drives: VALNCYA
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Jersey

Posts: 5,022
iTrader: (23)

Garage List
which braman OP miami or palm beach
cars look awesome
MusclezMarinara is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 07:57 PM   #15
dlbrooks18
Brigadier General
 
dlbrooks18's Avatar
 
Drives: e90 335i
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Los Angeles

Posts: 3,565
iTrader: (2)

Great comparison!! The 1M looks so good, definitely more E46 than any of the E9Xs appearance-wise; and dare I say better because it's lighter, wider, and makes more torque!!
__________________

2008 E90 335
dlbrooks18 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 08:02 PM   #16
gr8one88
tru blu
 
Drives: 2005 Individual M3 ESTYblau
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wheaton, Il

Posts: 215
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MusclezMarinara View Post
which braman OP miami or palm beach
cars look awesome
wpb
gr8one88 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 08:06 PM   #17
Niro
Private First Class
 
Drives: Porsche 911 C4S Cab (after M3)
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Australia (farewell UK!)

Posts: 110
iTrader: (0)

Both are awesome, but I would take the E46 M3 everytime!

Niro is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 08:20 PM   #18
positiveions
Lieutenant General
 
positiveions's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 MKV JETTA 2.5 & E90 M3 :)
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: La Verne, CA

Posts: 10,469
iTrader: (1)

Send a message via MSN to positiveions Send a message via Yahoo to positiveions
Gotta love them both
positiveions is offline   Lebanon
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 08:22 PM   #19
SUBIMMER
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2004 cobb STI/ AW 1M comming s
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Canada

Posts: 112
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via Skype™ to SUBIMMER
Quote:
Originally Posted by speedfan View Post
Exterior comparision:
On the 1M, I do like the front bumper, the mirrors, the wheels, & the torque number.
That's it! The rest is kinda out of proportion.

e46 M3 looks a lot better overall.

I dont mean to hijack the thread, but look at this...


looks good ..........for a MODIFIED e46.. compare stock to stock and it's not so obvious wich is nicest......and don't give me no " it's only got this or that " bull either...
SUBIMMER is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 08:35 PM   #20
ShowTime12
First Lieutenant
 
ShowTime12's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 330i
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Los Angeles

Posts: 301
iTrader: (0)

e46 m3 wins!
ShowTime12 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 08:40 PM   #21
spotshooter
Private First Class
 
spotshooter's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 AW M3
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pacific Northwest

Posts: 177
iTrader: (1)

Why the endless comparisons? Can't these cars exist on their own? Both are great.
spotshooter is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 08:48 PM   #22
XC
Private First Class
 
XC's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW Z4 M Coup
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: 136

Posts: 104
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2010 135i  [0.00]
Love both. No comparison IMO; they belong to different times. The M3 has aged well, but looks old tech compared to the 1M. I would simply have both, if I had enough time to drive both!
XC is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
valencia estoril m3 1m

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:26 AM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST