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      05-27-2011, 10:36 AM   #1
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Cool BMW 1M Coupes Arrive at Performance Center To Join M School Fleet

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They're here! The newest additions to the ///M school fleet at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg, SC have begun arriving. Approximately eight 1M coupes in total will be introduced to the group of M-cars which can be chosen by students participating in M performance driving courses at the Performance Center. Four 1Ms are already at the center and will be introduced to the fleet once their 1,200 mile break-in and scheduled service are completed.

The 1Ms will also mark the re-introduction of manual transmission cars to the fleet, which we haven't seen since the departure of the Z4 M coupes.

For details on the various performance driving schools available at BMW Performance Center see http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...yLI8uOjl3kxZfZ



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      05-27-2011, 02:45 PM   #2
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      05-27-2011, 02:49 PM   #3
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wasting them on this shit when im waiting to find out if I can even see one let alone buy one.... for shame!
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      05-27-2011, 03:14 PM   #4
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wasting them on this shit when im waiting to find out if I can even see one let alone buy one.... for shame!
hahaha, but ultimately this treatment allows more users to experience them.

The perf school is pretty sick. They let you throw these cars and they encourage it. Doing the M school would be a dream, especially with the 1M.
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hahaha, but ultimately this treatment allows more users to experience them.

The perf school is pretty sick. They let you throw these cars and they encourage it. Doing the M school would be a dream, especially with the 1M.
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Too bad M school costs so much.




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      05-27-2011, 03:25 PM   #6
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Too bad M school costs so much.

How much ?
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      05-27-2011, 03:26 PM   #7
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just did the M school last month. A month too soon. Looks like I'll have to wait for the new M5 to go back.
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wasting them on this shit when im waiting to find out if I can even see one let alone buy one.... for shame!
Not a waste at all, the performance delivery was one of the coolest things I've experienced!
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For a car with a small production run, quite a few have been allocated to promotional use by BMW.
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to me it seems like there are just as many promotional 1M's as there are purchase ready 1M's....which, for such a low production car, is BS
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to me it seems like there are just as many promotional 1M's as there are purchase ready 1M's....which, for such a low production car, is BS
Of course that's the way it is. Promotional/press cars are always going to be made first. What would be the point of having promotional cars once the production cars are all made and sold.
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plus, remember that these cars will eventually be sold. I wouldn't knowingly buy a Performance Center car, but in a few months the press cars will get sent to the BMW auctions and they'll end up at BMW dealers. And we're not talking about a bunch of cars here... 8 PC cars and maybe another dozen or so press cars out of 1000+ for the US?
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plus, remember that these cars will eventually be sold. I wouldn't knowingly buy a Performance Center car, but in a few months the press cars will get sent to the BMW auctions and they'll end up at BMW dealers. And we're not talking about a bunch of cars here... 8 PC cars and maybe another dozen or so press cars out of 1000+ for the US?
Total of six 1M press cars.
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wasting them on this shit when im waiting to find out if I can even see one let alone buy one.... for shame!
Not a waste at all, but I hope you get a car.

I'll be doing PCD(July/August?) after my June 8th Euro delivery

I hope they have those cars broken in by then.
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I'm working from memory, you can easily check the website, but I think the 1 day M school is less than $1500. I did the 2 day last year and it was closer to $3000 - but comes with a bunch of stuff including the hotel stay at the Marriott, helmet, and some clothes. Be sure to join the BMWCC to get the discount - it will more than pay for itself.

I don't know how they will manage the 1Ms. We drove M3s and M6s on the track and M5s on the skid pads. If you haven't driven the other M cars, I would think you would want some seat time in them. Having driven them just year, I would prefer to just drive the 1M (and smoke some M6s, the M3s are pretty fast around the course).

I will probably look into this further. I could use more instruction and a chance to drive the 1M, hard, is very apealing.

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Do they you drive an M during the PDC driving course?
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Do they you drive an M during the PDC driving course?
Picking up my X5 next Friday.
You will get to drive a vehicle similar to what you are getting delivered. But they are car enthusiast and I'm sure if you ask they will let you drive an M car. It's unlikely they will have the 1M's available, due to they will have to have 1200 mile break in service completed.

I did an X5 PCD in 2002 along with 1 Day X school
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to me it seems like there are just as many promotional 1M's as there are purchase ready 1M's....which, for such a low production car, is BS
Of course that's the way it is. Promotional/press cars are always going to be made first. What would be the point of having promotional cars once the production cars are all made and sold.
Really give us a break , there are more people with deposits down than cars are going to be produced, BMW didn't need to show them off we could have done it on the street.
Ps, waiting a year for mine!
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I wonder what type of oil does it use.. 10W60 or regular 0W30 or 40?
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