Sideways in the new BMW 1-Series M
There’s only one way to find out if the new BMW deserves that exclusive suffix...
Posted: 06 Jul 2011
If this website could emit smell, then the acrid fug of tyre smoke would be soaking your nostrils right now. The BMW 1-Series M Coupe arrives as it means to go on: fast, noisy, and lairy. They say that the internet is rewiring our neural pathways, and that our surfing/emailing/tweeting smartphone world is killing our collective concentration. Well here’s a car to focus the mind in the old-fashioned way. Rear-wheel-drive set-up, twin-turbos, 335bhp, fat arches and a face only a mother could possibly love. Bring it on.
Words: Jason Barlow
Photos: Paul Barshon
This feature was originally published in the June issue of Top Gear magazine