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      05-07-2011, 01:04 AM   #23
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By all accounts the 1M is an amazing that gives the M3 a serious run for its money. The sooner we all make peace with that fact, the sooner we'll feel the continued need to justify the size of our e-penises.

That all said, its two major strikes as far as I'm concerned are the turbo engine and that sagging E82 panel line underneath the doors. I hate that. Still, if I were buying a car today, I don't know if I'd choose the M3 over the 1M.
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      05-07-2011, 02:33 AM   #24
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Knowing this forum, I'm really surprised no ones hating on it cause you can't get DCT!

Seriously though I would consider it if it wasn't such a pain to actually buy one. I Have a hard time paying MSRP when m3 lease rates are so good now.
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      05-07-2011, 02:37 AM   #25
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I would take a 1m over anything else under 50k out the door.
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      05-07-2011, 03:57 AM   #26
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I wouldn't mind having 1M as a second daily driver car. But the hot and humid summer weather here in DC would detune that car to 100hp.
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      05-07-2011, 05:23 AM   #27
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This clip from Seinfeld sums it up for me.

It's not only breathtaking but looks like it has been swimming in a cold pool.

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      05-07-2011, 05:49 AM   #28
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I've been working on my wife to get it as a daily driver to replace my S2000.
I think it would replace it in a great way.....

they both look about the same length...
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      05-07-2011, 05:51 AM   #29
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Like I said it looks great, but a good friend of mine and instructor knows a fella who has one and says that its twitchy....

POWER and a small ass box on wheels means death lol
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      05-07-2011, 06:26 AM   #30
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It's not exactly what I bought, so I hate it.
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      05-07-2011, 07:14 AM   #31
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Let us not forget what Dinan has done, cheaply, with this engine in the 335.
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      05-07-2011, 09:25 AM   #32
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Great car but so hard to get. We have our entire allocation sold and two people on a waiting list.
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      05-07-2011, 02:35 PM   #33
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Like I said it looks great, but a good friend of mine and instructor knows a fella who has one and says that its twitchy....

POWER and a small ass box on wheels means death lol
I have a few journalist friends that have driven them who've said nothing about twitchiness. Chris Harris, who is a writer and professional racer, said it was damn near perfect and better than the M3.
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      05-08-2011, 08:20 AM   #34
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I do trust the words of my friend who told me about it...no worries though, I would never get it..
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I have a few journalist friends that have driven them who've said nothing about twitchiness. Chris Harris, who is a writer and professional racer, said it was damn near perfect and better than the M3.
Agree. I'm sure there's no twitchiness. Twitchiness where? Under hard braking? The car has great high speed aerodynamics. Rarely on this forum is any credit given to anything else. It's laughable. Shows massive insecurities among this tribe. Ultimately unless you have first hand knowledge of something, you're just attempting to discredit. It's OK if you still prefer your M3!
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      05-08-2011, 12:35 PM   #36
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mjol, that is hilarious!

cant wait to see one on the freeway here in socal.
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      05-08-2011, 12:40 PM   #37
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Agree. I'm sure there's no twitchiness. Twitchiness where? Under hard braking? The car has great high speed aerodynamics. Rarely on this forum is any credit given to anything else. It's laughable. Shows massive insecurities among this tribe. Ultimately unless you have first hand knowledge of something, you're just attempting to discredit. It's OK if you still prefer your M3!
It's really a shame when proper credit can't be given where it's truly due. And the 1 M deserves it. The guys at M took a car that BMW just gave them to work on and said, "Here, make an ///M car..." And so they did. It's a test car for the next M3, as well as a fun car that they could make to get M back into the more lightweight scene. It's a spectacular car, and the 135i is a baby-M car, at least that's what I've always said.
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      05-08-2011, 01:28 PM   #38
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I am not a fan of the existing 1'er, and now the 1m. I have always disliked the body lines and of course the shape of the headlights and taillights. A 100% no for me, that's a car that suites age range 19-25, over that you just look immature...IMO of course.
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I am not a fan of the existing 1'er, and now the 1m. I have always disliked the body lines and of course the shape of the headlights and taillights. A 100% no for me, that's a car that suites age range 19-25, over that you just look immature...IMO of course.
m3 already has the youngest demographics out of any bmw in the lineup, I doubt the 1m will be any younger.
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      05-08-2011, 03:52 PM   #40
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50 50 shot with the 1M.

I wish I had steroids like the 1M does.... maybe then I will be liked more lol
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      05-08-2011, 04:07 PM   #41
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Another problem with the 1M that no one commented on
One year of production, then the next 1 is out, and you're driving the old model

Mark my words, everyone will like the next 1M
This car is meant to generate hype for the 1M name
Hence one year of production, and low production
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I saw another one before I got on my cruise...
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      05-09-2011, 12:31 PM   #43
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I do not think that there is any need to be sad about the N54 twin turbo engine in 1M. It might not have 8000rpm red line. But it offers far greater torque then the M3 engine. The ability to generate all this torque from as low as 1900 rpm is more use able during daily driving or even tighter tracks. The M3 on the other hand has to be driven pretty hard. Most people do not run up to 8K during daily driving.

Besides an appx. $600-1K chip like JB4/Procede etc......will make 1M near 400hp/400 Ib-ft of torque quiet easily with even more on tap with few additional things. The modding of N54 in 1M is a lot easier then M3 V8 and a lot cheaper.

Try modding an M3 V8 for similar power gains and see $$$$$$ flying out of your wallets at a rate faster then you can say N54.




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It does not have the heart of an ///M car... n54... sad
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I do not think that there is any need to be sad about the N54 twin turbo engine in 1M. It might not have 8000rpm red line. But it offers far greater torque then the M3 engine. The ability to generate all this torque from as low as 1900 rpm is more use able during daily driving or even tighter tracks. The M3 on the other hand has to be driven pretty hard. Most people do not run up to 8K during daily driving.

Besides an appx. $600-1K chip like JB4/Procede etc......will make 1M near 400hp/400 Ib-ft of torque quiet easily with even more on tap with few additional things. The modding of N54 in 1M is a lot easier then M3 V8 and a lot cheaper.

Try modding an M3 V8 for similar power gains and see $$$$$$ flying out of your wallets at a rate faster then you can say N54.
So true. But with that said, I had a software-tuned 135i and I much prefer the power delivery of the M3. Different strokes for different folks. Look at how Porsche sells the 911 Turbo and GT3 RS. I doubt people who really know what they want in a car cross shop those two cars. Most of the M3 guys would much rather own the GT3RS over the 911 Turbo.
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