BMW Reveals 335-Horsepower 1 Series M Coupe
There’s a special place in the hearts of the BMW faithful for the original M3 coupe. With flared fenders and an outsized rear wing, the petite “E30” M3, sold in the United States from 1988 to 1992, delighted drivers with a spry performance and superb handling, thanks in no small part to its feathery, 2,865-pound curb weight. For 2011, BMW introduces an M-spec performance model that neatly captures the spirit of the original. But this is no mere nostalgia trip: The track-ready (but street-legal) 1 Series M Coupe builds on the virtues of the diminutive 135i coupe—already a pretty dynamic performer—to create one of the sprightliest M-spec models in BMW’s history.