Feature Flick: We Drive The 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe

We’ve certainly seen plenty of video hype for the BMW 1 Series M Coupe, what with a variety of BMW-issued clips of the car drifting through the countryside or weaving its way through concrete walls. But for a real taste of what the 1 Series M is like to drive, West Coast Editor Jason Cammisa got behind the wheel in California.

As he explains in this video, Cammisa believes the new 1 Series is the car for drivers who actually enjoy driving. Its compact dimensions, standard manual transmission, and tail-out antics all hearken more to the original E30-generation BMW M3 than the current, V-8-powered M3.

Oh, and don’t get him started on people who buy the M3 with its optional M DCT transmission. Cammisa has no time for people who buy an M3 -- ostensibly a driver’s car -- and let a computer decide when to shift gears. That’s why he’s so pleased that the 1 Series M Coupe offers only a true, shift-it-yourself manual transmission.

Check out the full video review below.

Click here for video

New Car Research

our instagram

get Automobile Magazine

Subscribe to the magazine and save up to 84% off the newsstand price

subscribe

new cars

Read Related Articles

TO TOP