2011 BMW 1 Series M Values

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2011 model year changes

BMW's compact 1-Series Coupe and Convertible models carry into 2011 mostly unchanged, but the 135i models get two important upgrades that bring better performance. A new single-turbo setup replaces the former twin-turbo arrangement in the 135i, and while it has identical power and torque ratings it brings better response and improved acceleration. Also, the 7-speed Double Clutch Transmission (DCT), which combines very quick automated shifts with the control of a manual transmission, is available on the 135i models for the first time. For 2011, BMW added an M version of the 1-Series. It got a more powerful version of the 135i's 6-cylinder engine as well as a number of other performance enhancements.

Competitive comparison

Performance; responsive DCT gearbox; excellent steering and handling; affordability; convertible's well-designed soft-top

Special features for 2011

The 135i Coupe and Convertible might be among the more affordable BMW models, but they now come with one of BMW's best gearboxes--the available 7-speed dual-clutch DCT. The 1-Series' unencumbered driving feel is certainly a selling point for those who enjoy a curvy road. Like much of BMW's lineup, the 1-Series is among the best-steering vehicles in its class with excellent handling and poise to boot. The convertible setup is also a good selling point; next to many of the newer retractable hardtop designs, the 1-Series soft-top arrangement proves itself a good way to enjoy the sunshine without sacrificing a lot of trunk space.


Coupe 2D M
All new for 2011, the BMW 1 Series M is a RWD performance based compact coupe equipped with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, that produces 335 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. The 1 series M does 0-60 in 4.7 seconds while managing reasonable fuel economy, EPA estimated 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. Upgraded performance highlights consists of an upgraded braking system, and variable M differential lock, intended to provide the driver with optimum rear-wheel traction. Features include xenon headlights, HD radio, engine start/stop button, automatic climate control, enhanced premium sound, satelite radio, navigation, ambiance lighting, heated front seats, power front seats, and iPod USB integration. Safety is comprised of front airbags, seat-mounted side-impact airbags, head protection system, adaptive brake lights, dynamic stability control, anti-lock braking, and tire pressure monitoring. The BMW 1 Series M is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.