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Life in the Key of M. Minor.
If you have read the breathless reviews and overwritten comparos, you would assume that the 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe
is infused with the second coming of Senna. And for BMW
to unabashedly draw a line between the M Coupe and the most holy of holies, the 1986-92 E30 M3, smacks of PRified nostalgia stoking. Call me a contrarian, but I refuse to believe the hype.
So as soon as the orange Bimmer landed on my fleet schedule, any and all reading, writing and discussion about the littlest M ceased. I would drive it for a week, live with it as if it were my own and deliver a critical, blatantly unbiased review of Life in the Key of M.
Five minutes into my first drive, I immediately pulled into a turnout, sat there for a second, took a deep breathe and realized - dammit - everyone was right. Brilliance is back in a small package.Continue reading 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe
2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe
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