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      06-26-2011, 03:09 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Video: Top Gear Glows About BMW 1M. Beats M3 CSL On Track!

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Perhaps the most highly anticipated BMW 1 Series M Coupe review has finally just aired - in episode 1 of Top Gear's newest season (Season 17). Jeremy Clarkson takes the helm of the 1M coupe in the review and absolutely loves the car, calling it a brilliant brilliant car! It's also put into the hands of The Stig for runs around the Top Gear track.

How did the 1M do in the performance measures? Well, it only managed to outdrag the Cayman R and Lotus Evora and beat the M3 CSL around the Top Gear track, with a time of 1:25:00 ! The results are consistent with almost all 1M reviews thus far - that the 1M is a little torque monster and one of the most capable production BMWs ever made when put on a shorter track with many technical turns.





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      06-26-2011, 05:37 PM   #2
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i popped down to the corner shop just before top gear, and there was a black 1M parked outside!

had a good old look, still think it's ugly as sin, but the numbers mean i wouldn't say no

great car
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      06-26-2011, 05:37 PM   #3
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For sale my 2010 135i, Cheap.
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      06-26-2011, 05:38 PM   #4
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petrol-sexual-handbook! God, that is classic Jeeza at his best!
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      06-26-2011, 05:40 PM   #5
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Is it just me, or is the front of the 1M all f***ed up from an unexplained accident..

EDIT: Just saw the stig lap and FAIL LOL.

535 ftw
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      06-26-2011, 05:41 PM   #6
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Is it just me, or is the front of the 1M all f***ed up from an unexplained accident..
watch till the end..
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      06-26-2011, 05:42 PM   #7
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      06-26-2011, 05:42 PM   #8
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i LOOOOOVE IT the car the show the test the... BMW! Pure soul
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      06-26-2011, 05:44 PM   #9
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Agreed, still ugly as sin but a hell of a track car in the hands of a proper driver. Unfortunately, I have a feeling that we will see many of 1M crashed due to the lack of driving talent of their owners. Heck, if Stig ran it off the road what are the chances of any of us in keeping it on the road?
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That was awesome... I wish I could afford to get a brand new 1M right now, but I guess I'll have to hunt down and club a 1M owner to death to get one in a few years!
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      06-26-2011, 05:46 PM   #11
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      06-26-2011, 05:47 PM   #12
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      06-26-2011, 05:48 PM   #13
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Holy Crap. i loved every second of it! Anyone wanna buy a 128i ? Cheap.
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Good review! Anyone know the music at 3:04? Sounds awesome!
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      06-26-2011, 05:52 PM   #15
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At work right now, can't wait to go home and watch the episode!! My 1M is coming next weeK!
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      06-26-2011, 05:54 PM   #16
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There are just too many quotes! I mean if anyone needed any more reason to even look at a 1M...
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well reviewed clarkson is a hard audience to please
he had nothing bad to say im speechless

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      06-26-2011, 05:58 PM   #18
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Agreed, still ugly as sin but a hell of a track car in the hands of a proper driver. Unfortunately, I have a feeling that we will see many of 1M crashed due to the lack of driving talent of their owners. Heck, if Stig ran it off the road what are the chances of any of us in keeping it on the road?
We'll just have to make sure to stay off the track when its damp or wet
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      06-26-2011, 05:58 PM   #19
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It knows how to turn, a BMW go kart.
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At work right now, can't wait to go home and watch the episode!! My 1M is coming next weeK!
its going to be the longest week of your life
had my 1M for 3 days now and cant believe it..top gear is the icing on the cake
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      06-26-2011, 06:07 PM   #21
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well reviewed clarkson is a hard audience to please
he had nothing bad to say im speechless
The sat nav screen was too far away!

(anyone else got this on replay like I do?)
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      06-26-2011, 06:10 PM   #22
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i LOOOOOVE IT the car the show the test the... BMW! Pure soul
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