BMW 1 Series M Coupe vs BMW M3

To the M badge faithful, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe signals a return to form. But is it? Benchmarking the 1M against an M3 would seem the perfect way to find out.

Read the Full Story:

Also find Motor Trend on:

Shot By: Gordon Green and Corey Denomy
Edited By: Gordon Green
Video Rating: / 5

Full review:

Auto Express gets behind the wheel of BMW’s latest M Power car, the 1 Series M Coupe. Powered by a 335bhp 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder engine – a tweaked version of the unit from the 135i, it is capable of 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited to 155mph.

Could this be the best M car since the original E30 M3? The new 1-Series M CoupĂ© is about as back-to-basics as BMW’s performance models get these days — it’s a simple formula of a powerful engine, a manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive.

Factor in compact dimensions and you should have a spiritual successor to one of the most-loved M cars in history. But is it any good on UK roads? Auto Express took the wheel to find out.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.