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2011 BMW 1-Series - Review


out of 10

The smallest BMW sold in the U.S. is nearing the end of its lifecycle, but to send the current generation of the 1-Series off with a bang, BMW has let loose a special, limited-edition, high-performance version via its M Division. The 2011 BMW 1-Series M is everything a BMW should be and almost nothing it shouldn't, and it's the main driver for MotorAuthority's rating of 9 for the lineup.

The 1-Series M Coupe isn't the only thing the 2011 1-Series range has going for it, though. The 135i's 300-hp twin-scroll turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six is silky smooth, powerful, and efficient. The naturally-aspirated 3.0-liter six in the 128i is fun to drive, too, even though it rates a comparatively small 230 horsepower. But the twin-turbocharged 335-hp, 369 lb-ft N54 engine in the 1-Series M Coupe really sings.

The 1-Series M Coupe also brings a loaded deck to the handling game, borrowing parts straight off the M3, including the wheels, tires, suspension, and limited-slip differential. A...
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