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Sold for: £42,750
The BMW 1M was conceived as a pure drivers' M-car and was designed to compete directly with the Porsche Cayman S, Nissan 370 Z and Audi TT RS. It was built in very low numbers and just 450 examples were available to UK buyers. The model was universally acclaimed by the motoring press and 'Evo Magazine' wrote: "The BMW 1M was among the first proper M cars to use turbocharging; it may have vexed the purists, but its engine is a belter and a big part of its appeal. Driving the rear wheels via a lovely slick six-speed manual gearbox is a 335bhp twin-turbo 3-litre straight-six engine. In the 1495kg 1M Coupé, it yields a 4.8sec 0-60 time and an electronically limited 155mph top speed, though we've seen an indicated 170mph on an unrestricted German autobahn." Finished in Valencia Orange, the favoured colour of BMW CEO Dr. Kay Segler, with black leather interior with orange stitching, this 1M Coupé was sold new in the UK. The car features a very high specification with satellite navigation, electric seats and lots of optional extras. The paintwork and bodywork are in fine order with excellent shut lines and consistent panels. The interior is also in lovely order and the cabin is a luxurious, whilst highly practical, place to be. Supplied with its original books, current MOT and UK registration, this 1M will be driven to the auction and has covered a little over 32,000 miles from new. In addition, the car has just been serviced and represents a tantalising proposition for any BMW enthusiast. We welcome pre-sale inspections and encourage prospective bidders to contact the office for further details.