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2011 BMW (E82) 1 Series M Coupe (1M Coupe)

2011 BMW (E82) 1 Series M Coupe (1M Coupe)

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Price: SOLD | Visit the Bring a Trailer auction

Mileage: 14,900 Miles

Engine: N54B30TO Twin Turbocharged Engine

Transmission: 6-Speed Manual Transmission

Exterior color: Black Sapphire Metallic Exterior (475)

Interior: Black Boston Leather w/ Orange Stitching Interior (LWNZ)

Additional features:

1 of 222 Black 1M Coupes

1 of 983 Total 1M Coupes

High Gloss Shadowline Exterior Trim

Anthracite Alcantara Interior Trim

Harmon Kardon Surround Sound

Hands-Free Bluetooth and USB

Premium Package

Xenon Adaptive Headlights

Headlight Washer System

Heated Sport Seats

Automatic Climate Control

Cup Holder

Style 359M 19-Inch Y-Spoke Staggered Wheels

Michelin Pilot Sport High Performance Tires

100% Stock and Unmolested

1-Owner Colorado Car

Clean Carfax

Background

2011 BMW (E82) 1 Series M Coupe (1M Coupe) exterior photo

The BMW 1-Series M Coupe (1M Coupe) was one of those weird parts-bin M models that some M GmbH engineer probably waited until his boss had put back a few steins before pitching the idea to build it. Fortunately, for the motoring world his boss actually said yes! And, unlike those other parts-bin M cars (ahem, clown-shoe M Coupe) the 1M Coupe was widely successful right out of the gate—because it was (and still is) utterly fantastic. Perhaps it was that the 1M’s contemporary M cars had model-crept into the “large” and “larger” size range and enthusiasts wanted something smaller and more nimble. It could also be that it was a one-year only, special production run limited to just 983 examples for the North American market. Either way, the automotive world loved the 1M Coupe. It received unanimous praise for aggressive body-lines, taut steering, brakes, and suspension, and having just the right amount of power—despite not having a true M powerplant under the hood. Time has been even kinder to the 1M as values have appreciated significantly and steadily beyond its original retail price and its current replacement, the BMW M2.

Summary

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This 1M Coupe is one of only 222 examples produced for the North American market in Black Sapphire Metallic. Black Sapphire was a $550 option that allows the nuance of the 1M’s aggressive form to show in ways that the two other available colors wash out. With only 14,900 miles on the odometer, it’s very much the same as it was when it left the showroom floor. Only one interior color and trim option was offered with the 1M Coupe; orange-stitched leather and alcantara trim. The interior condition is as exceptional as the exterior. Open the door and you are greeted with the rich leather smell of a newly delivered BMW—time-capsule is the most apt description. I am selling it on consignment for the original owner, who pre-ordered it through a 1M Coupe allocation from Rallye BMW in Westbury, NY. It was delivered to the owner by CO’s BMW in Loveland, CO on December 9, 2011 and has remained in Colorado ever since. It has always been dealer serviced, and all records are included and backed up by the Carfax. All paint is original and it has never been in an accident. The records show annual oil changes, brake fluid flushes, and even transmission and differential fluid changes—all at more frequent intervals than the factory recommend intervals. The airbag recall has been complied with and the battery has also been replaced. In 2012 it won first place at the 29th Annual Exotic Sports Car Show and Concours D’ Elegance. The owner is a 1M Coupe fanatic who is reluctantly selling it to further their business. It has never seen any track or autocross duty. A fitted ///M fleece garage car cover and a BMW all-weather car cover are included with the sale, along with a matching black Mini Champs 1M Coupe model (still in the box) and a stack of 1M Coupe magazine reviews. All records, both key FOBs, all owners manuals and supplements, and the original window stickers are also included. This is a turn-key collector grade 1M Series Coupe, and we would like to find a new owner who will maintain its pedigree and appreciate it for the next chapter of its life.

Exterior

2011 BMW (E82) 1 Series M Coupe (1M Coupe) exterior photo

The Black Sapphire Metallic paint is in excellent condition. There is little to point out. Even close scrutiny reveals few flaws consisting of very minor pitting on the lower leading edges of the front splitter and rear fender flares. All panels are original and the factory VIN placard is in place. There is no rust. The trim work is perfect, as is all glass. The adaptive headlights operate correctly and all lenses are crystal clear. The Y-Spoke style 395M 19-inch staggered wheels are straight and true with no curb rash, sans a superficial 1” scrape on the left front wheel and another lighter one on the right rear wheel. The Michelin Pilot Sport tires are worn evenly with 80% remaining.

Interior

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The interior black leather and alcantara trim are in excellent condition. There is no odor other than that wonderful leather smell; it has never been smoked in. The carpet has no stains or tears and matching organge-stitched carpet floor mats are included. The seats have no notable wear and all seat functions work. The M steering wheel leather is soft and supple with no failed M stitching. All steering wheel functions work. There are no failed LCD pixels in the instrument cluster or iDrive screen. There are no service requirement warnings, the oil level is good, and there are no check control messages. The Harmon Kardon sound system is fantastic. The heat blows warm and the air conditioning blows cold; the blower motor does not chirp at any speed. The center console is not scratched and the iDrive controller functions correctly. All power options function correctly. The door cards are tight and the window regulators are quiet. The anthracite headliner is excellent. The trunk carpet has no stains.

Mechanical

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All maintenance is up to date and no common 1M Coupe issues are present, as outlined in the summary paragraph. The N54 fires on command, idles smoothly and pulls strongly to redline. It does not leak, drip, or spot. There is no wastegate rattle, the turbos are healthy, and there is no history of limp mode or high pressure fuel pump issues. The transmission, shifter assembly, and clutch are all indicative of a gently driven low mileage 1M Coupe. The tight ratio steering is fantastic. The suspension is firm and compliant. There is no driveline or wheel bearing vibration or whine. There are no exhaust leaks and we pay for and ensure it passes emissions in Colorado. It does not appear to have ever been abused or tracked, but performance driving instruction and coaching are available and encouraged through Glen Shelly if desired. We would like to find a new owner for this one who will enjoy and care for it for years to come.

VIN Decode

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VIN Decode

  • Vehicle Identification Number: WBSUR9C54BVT47705
  • Type: UR9C
  • Model: M Coupe
  • Market: USA
  • Development Code: E82 (MUE)
  • Chassis: Coupe
  • Steering: LL
  • Doors: 2
  • Engine: N54T
  • Displacement: 3.00

  • Power: 335 Horsepower

  • Drivetrain: Rear

  • Transmission: Manual

  • Color: Black Sapphire Metallic (475)

  • Upholstery: Black Boston Leather w/ Orange Stitching Interior (LWNZ)
  • Production Plant: Leipzig
  • Production Date: 10-10-201

Options

  • 1CA Selection Cop Relevant Vehicles
  • 2VB Tire Pressure Indicator
  • 442 Cup Holder
  • 502 Headlight Washer System
  • 521 Rain Sensor
  • 522 Xenon Lights
  • 524 Adaptive Headlights
  • 534 Automatic Air Conditioning
  • 6AA BMW Teleservices
  • 6AB Control Teleservices
  • 6FL USB/Audio Interface
  • 6UH Traffic Information
  • 6VC Control Combox
  • 609 Navigation System Professional
  • 615 Extended BMW Online Info
  • 620 Voice Input System
  • 639 Complete Cellular Phone Prep
  • 688 Harmon Kardon Surround Sound System
  • 693 Satellite Tuner Preparation
  • 697 Area Code 1
  • 760 Individual High-Gloss Shadowline Trim
  • 8SC Country Specific Release of Teleservice
  • 8SP Cop Control
  • 8TN Daytime Driving Lights Selectable
  • 818 Main Battery Switch
  • 925 Shipping Protection Package

Standard Equipment

  • 2N6 19” Lt/aly Y-Spoke 359 M Wheels
  • 216 Servotronic
  • 249 Multi-function for Steering Wheel
  • 321 Exterior Parts in Body Color
  • 4WB Anthracite Alcantara Interior Trim
  • 473 Front Armrest
  • 481 Sport Seats Front Driver / Passenger
  • 540 Cruise Control
  • 645 Radio Control US
  • 775 Individual Anthracite Headliner
  • 823 Hot Climate Version
  • 845 Acoustic Belt Warning
  • 850 Add Fuel Tank Filling for Export
  • 853 Language Version English
  • 876 Radio Frequency 315 Mhz