‘Roar’ power of a BMW with wow fac­tor wasted on ev­ery­day roads

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - FEATURES -

Places like the Small­bore Bar thrive on chat­ter about cars, golf, horses, even beer. A BMW M-se­ries places the driver in a rarer mi­lieu. I would love one of these cars be­cause it is com­pact and keen.

I would never buy one be­cause most of the roads I drive on are as quickly man­aged in an or­di­nary car. Just pos­ing in town or at the pub is a waste. It wants to be on long stretches of rel­a­tively quiet coun­try black­top. Bar­rel­ing through Glen­coe or rid­ing the un­du­la­tions of Northum­ber­land or the dual car­riage­way over Bod­min Moor. Some­times speed lim­its seem so an­noy­ing.

QUIET THUN­DER: The BMW 1 se­ries M Coupé has race-quick ac­cel­er­a­tion.

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