BMW to stop production on 1M Coupe image

The German based automaker BMW is planning to stop production and not take any more orders for the 1M Coupe, and the model will become a collector’s vehicle.

Even if the BMW 1M Coupe production has been made in less than 5, 000 units so far, the car company is planning to stop taking orders on the pocket rocket for no obvious reason. BMW will only manufacture enough units of the 1M Coupe to satisfy the current orders but once these last deliveries will be made, the model will leave the assembly line. There is no official word on a possible successor to the BMW 1M Coupe, but a possible M2 might be in the works. Maybe BMW is scared that no one will buy the F80 M3, which will be launched in early 2013.

As a small reminder, the BMW 1M Coupe was being offered in Black Sapphire Metallic, Alpine White and Valencia Orange, and the model came in standard with 19-inch wheels, borrowed from the M3 E92 GTS, the M slip differential, DSC with sport settings and dynamic M, a manual six-speed transmission with short shift and many other things. Under the hood, the 1M Coupe is powered by a turbocharged six-cylinder 2,979cc engine, which is developing 340 HP at 5,900 rpm and 500 Nm of torque at 1,500 rpm. The model can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds before reaching a top speed of 250 km/h.