WHAT IS IT?
Like a pit bull terrier, it might look small but you’d sure be praying for your life once it really starts showing what it can do. It’s the cheapest, smallest BMW ever to carry the hallowed M badge, and surely it makes more sense than an X6 M. Styling is instantly likable, aggressive without being too racer-boy-ish. To get an idea of what a bomb it is, consider this – it does the 0-200 kph jig in less than 17.3 seconds, courtesy the twin-turbo 3-litre inline-6 under that sculpted bonnet. Compact, fast, good-looking – what more do you want?
WHY IS IT HERE?
‘Coz the Germans have a thing for the stuff small, powerful and brutally effective – look at the H&K MP5 sub-machine gun. It’s already faster than the V-10 M5 around the N’Ring. Woohoo!
Want to see the 1-Series M in action? Click Page 2 to see the video!