I'm the sucker who bought the BMW taken for a dealership joyride

Last month two Pacific BMW dealership employees posted video of themselves dangerously flogging a brand-new BMW 1M at high speeds on residential streets on YouTube. It ignited a firestorm of hatred against the dealership in Bimmer fan forums and on Los Angeles local television news shows. » 9/05/11 5:10pm 9/05/11 5:10pm

BMW 1M laps 'Ring in 8 minutes, 15 seconds

SportAuto's dance with the BMW 1M at Nürburgring produced a lap of 8:15. Which is OK, but not as fast as might be expected. The culprit: Too-firm suspension. Still, it beat out the RS3 and Cayman S. Not too shabby. » 6/17/11 3:30pm 6/17/11 3:30pm

BMW 1 Series M vs. Porsche Cayman R, sideways edition

The inimitable Monkey Harris has given the BMW 1 Series M and Porsche Cayman R a typical sideways go-round in Bedford. Are these coupes really comparable, or was it just an excuse to burn down the rubber? Let's find out. » 6/08/11 4:00pm 6/08/11 4:00pm

Virginal BMW 1M Wears Showroom White

That's Alpine White, to be exact. A Driving-Fun photog caught several shots of a showroom-prepped BMW 1M somewhere in the Netherlands. Apparently it made it through the wilderness, and soon will be touched for the very first time. » 1/05/11 10:00am 1/05/11 10:00am

BMW 1 Series M Rounds Nürburgring Slower than Audi TT-RS

You're wondering how fast the new BMW 1 Series M can get around Germany's Nürburgring, right? BMW isn't talking, but some who've witnessed a timed run have an answer. And it's good news for Audi. Read on. » 12/13/10 10:00am 12/13/10 10:00am

BMW 1 Series M Does The Cadillac Strip Tease

The BMW 1 Series M's showing a little skin with a front quarter strip tease a la Cadillac CTS Coupe. Nice cross-drilled rotors. We were going to call it "The Bob Lutz Strip Tease," but that's a horrifying mental image. » 8/27/10 4:30pm 8/27/10 4:30pm

BMW 1-Series M Confirmed, Won't Be Called M1

BMW's M-anaging director Dr. Kay Segler has confirmed the mysterious 1-Series testers we've seeing are indeed testers for a new M-division product. But, it won't wear the M1 moniker. No matter — lighter and faster, please. [Auto-News.de (translated) via Pistonheads] » 6/04/10 8:30am 6/04/10 8:30am