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SOLD on or around March 29, 2024

15,800 miles

Asking Price: $74,195
2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe in Black Sapphire Metallic over Black Boston Leather with Orange Stitching
  • Exterior Color Black Sapphire Metallic

Seller Description

Doug's Take

The BMW 1M is an excellent sports car, and it's one of my favorite cars from this era: I love the small sizing, the performance, and the rarity factor. In fact, BMW sold less than 1,000 units in North America, making the 1M especially uncommon. This particular 1M is finished in handsome Black Sapphire Metallic, and it features some great equipment like the Premium and Convenience packages, 19-inch Style 359M wheels, an M differential lock, M-specific suspension system, Shadowline exterior trim, heated front seats, a Harman/Kardon surround sound system, and more. It also touts no major modifications and low indicated mileage – and it's offered with a clean, accident-free Carfax report, for added peace of mind.


THIS... is a 2011 BMW 1M, finished in Black Sapphire Metallic with a black interior.

  • This 1M features the desirable 6-speed manual transmission, and the odometer currently displays about 16,000 miles.
  • The attached Carfax history report lists no accidents or mileage discrepancies in this BMW's past.
  • According to the window sticker provided in the gallery, this 1M had an original MSRP of $54,635 when new. Factory equipment includes the Premium and Convenience packages, 19-inch Style 359M wheels, an M differential lock and M-specific suspension system, Shadowline exterior trim, Boston leather upholstery with orange stitching, heated front seats, a Harman/Kardon surround sound system, and more as reported below.
  • Modifications reported by the seller are limited to a ceramic window tint and paint protection film on the front end, mirror caps, quarter panels, and under the trunk latch, and a scrape guard under the front bumper.
  • The M version of BMW's 1 Series coupe, called E82 internally, was intended to be a limited-production model but it proved popular enough to warrant tripling the original production quota to just over 6,300 units. Its turbocharged engine was a polarizing departure from previous M cars, as was its funky styling — and yet, the 1M has gained a substantial and loyal following since production ended in 2012.
  • Power comes from a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged straight-6, rated at 335 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. Called N54T internally, output is sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission.


A window sticker is pictured in the gallery, and a partial list of notable equipment includes:

  • Premium Package (auto-dimming mirrors, power-adjustable front seats with lumbar support, ambient interior lighting, BMW assistant with enhanced Bluetooth and USB)
  • Convenience Package (anti-theft alarm system, comfort access keyless entry, rear Park Distance Control, navigation system)
  • 19-inch Style 359M wheels
  • M differential lock
  • M-specific suspension system
  • M-specific body kit
  • Shadowline exterior trim
  • Xenon headlights
  • Boston leather upholstery with orange stitching
  • Heated front seats
  • Alcantara upholstery on the dashboard
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Harman/Kardon surround sound system


Modifications reported by the seller include:

  • XPEL ceramic window tint
  • Paint protection film on the front end and mirror caps, quarter panels, and under trunk latch
  • Scrape guard under the front bumper

Known Flaws

  • Some chips and scratches around the exterior
  • Dings on rear bumper; scuffs on underside of front bumper (covered with paint protection film)
  • Scuffing on driver’s door interior handle

Recent Service History

Service documentation in the photo gallery indicates that the following maintenance has been performed:

  • January 2023 (7,859 miles): Flywheel, clutch kit, and clutch slave cylinder replaced
  • November 2021 (3,503 miles): Parking brakeand windshield washer sprayers adjusted, ignition slot replaced, brake fluid flushed
  • November 2020 (3,137 miles): Battery cable and driver airbag recall performed
  • July 2020 (2,851 miles): Tires and battery replaced

The attached Carfax history report shows that the following services have been performed:

  • February 2024 (15,903 miles): Engine oil and filter changed, tire(s) balanced
  • July 2023: Engine oil and filter changed
  • February 2023 (8,498 miles): Engine oil and filter changed
  • August 2022 (4,958 miles): Wheel(s) repaired

The seller states that the intake charge pipe was replaced in August 2022, that an engine oil and filter change was performed, the engine air filter and cabin air filter were replaced, and that the brake fluid and coolant were flushed in July 2020.

Other Items Included in Sale

  • 2 keys
  • Owner's manuals
  • Service records
  • 2 laminated window stickers
  • Car cover

Ownership History

The seller states that this 1M was purchased in June 2022 and that approximately 12,500 miles have been added since.

Seller Notes

  • There is a loan on this vehicle. Sale proceeds will be used to satisfy the loan and allow the seller to transfer the title to the winning bidder. Please note that the title may only be available after the loan has been paid off. Please contact the seller directly for more details on their specific lender's pay-off procedures and documentation. When financing, please obtain any required documents and perform any additional due diligence mandated by your lender prior to placing a bid.
  • The seller states that the windshield was replaced in July 2020 to repair a blemish.
  • The seller states that a multi-stage paint correction and a ceramic coating on the exterior surfaces, glass, and wheels were performed in July 2020.


Austin, TX

My Comments

Posted: 3/30/2024 9:04:36 AM by Jon Martin

Sold to a high bid of $71,000 or $74,195 with buyer fee

Posted: 3/25/2024 9:18:34 AM by Jon Martin

Not sold. Now on Cars & Bids with a high bid of $55,500

Posted: 3/6/2024 9:22:25 AM by Jon Martin

Listing removed; looks like it sold

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