2012, BMW, 1M
ONE OF THE BEST M CARS OF ALL TIME, SUPER COLLECTABLE 43,000KM, R729,990
Modern high performance cars have lost some of the raw connectedness to driving. A feeling that only those who love to drive crave. A feeling that sets apart just a fast car from a true drivers cars... These days very few manufacturers are getting this right, yet it is possible. The BMW 1M is an incredible example of a modern high performance coupe, with the connectedness that made the original M Cars such fun to drive!
This car is by no means the fastest M car you can get, yet it feels every bit as fast as some of todays super sedans. Maybe its the direct steering wheel, maybe it is the lightweight compact body shell, maybe it is the manual gearbox that is so precise, maybe it’s the wide wheel stance hiding under the flared wheel arch, maybe it’s the rear differential that allows you to pull incredible slides through corners on a track... Definitely it is all of these things mated to a BMW M derived engine that makes this car so incredibly special. At DRIV3R.world we rate the BMW 1M a full 5 stars for fun.
Earlier in this issue we also featured the E36 and E46 M3’s. Having just reacquainted ourselves with these two legendary cars that made BMW M so well known in South Africa, it is safe to say that the BMW 1M is an M Car of the old school... and that is a good thing, a very very good thing!
The 1M was made in limited numbers and as much its successor, the BMW M2, is also incredibly entertaining to drive, the 1M is certainly the more collectable car. Prices have been steadily rising in the last 2 years and we think they will continue to go up for a while. There is worldwide demand for these cars. Get one while you can!
Available at The SMG Collection