You Know You Want To: BMW 1 M
Harris ponders the 'one car to rule them all' purchase and returns to his original conclusion...
And what about the impending 1 M residual doom predicted by many people? Yep, they got it wrong.
There aren’t many 1 Ms for sale right now. Just 450 came to the UK, and you’d have to suppose that the lucky few who own them are enjoying the experience. (Just look at the packs of them that turn up at any Sunday Service - Ed.) Every time I drove one last year, I thought it was the most interesting package, partly because it didn’t conform to the normal M behaviour.
There was just one frustration with the cars that I drove: they were all that burnt orange colour. I think they look better in the other two choices: black or white. And that leads me to another reason for wanting a 1 M. It’s infantile and pathetic, but I just think they look superb. Especially in black.
A new M135i arrives tomorrow for a week’s loan. I’m already excited by what it might offer, but the 1 M just looks so much better.
BMW 1 SERIES M COUPE
Why you should: It’s a 1 M. It’s black.
Why you shouldn’t: Um, nope, can’t think of anything
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