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94,800 miles

2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe in Valencia Orange Metallic over Black Boston Leather with Orange Stitching
  • Exterior Color Valencia Orange Metallic

Seller Description

Doug's Take

The BMW 1M is a special car, as it's quick, nimble, and a lot of fun to drive – and it's incredibly rare, with less than 1,000 units sold in North America. This particular 1M is finished in head-turning Valencia Orange and features some great equipment like the Convenience and Premium packages, 19-inch Style 359M wheels, a variable M differential lock, heated front seats, and a Harman/Kardon sound system. It also has minimal modifications and comes with a recent Lemon Squad pre-purchase inspection, adding peace of mind for the next owner.


THIS... is a 2011 BMW 1M, finished in Valencia Orange with a black interior.

  • This 1M features a 6-speed manual transmission.
  • The attached Carfax history report shows no mileage discrepancies in this 1M's past.
  • According to the window sticker provided in the gallery, this 1M came equipped with the Premium and Convenience packages, 19-inch Style 359M wheels, a variable M differential lock, Boston leather upholstery with orange stitching, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a Harman/Kardon sound system, and more as detailed below.
  • Modifications reported by the seller are limited to a VR Speed Factory metal charge pipe and a factory BMW 135i midpipe.
  • 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 inline-6, rated at 335 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission.


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

  • Premium Package (auto-dimming mirrors, auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable front seats with lumbar support, ambiance lighting, iPod and USB adapter, BMW Assist with Bluetooth capability)
  • Convenience Package (anti-theft alarm system, Comfort Access keyless entry system, rear Park Distance Control, navigation system)
  • 19-inch Style 359M wheels
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with M Dynamic Mode (MDM)
  • Variable M differential lock
  • Shadowline exterior trim
  • Xenon headlights
  • Boston leather upholstery with orange stitching
  • Heated front seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Harman/Kardon sound system


  • VR Speed Factory metal charge pipe
  • Factory BMW 135i midpipe

Known Flaws

  • Although the attached Carfax history report indicates no accidents, the seller reports that this 1M sustained damage to the driver’s side door and rear quarter panel in December 2021. The seller notes that the damage was subsequently repaired, and a picture of the damage is included in the gallery.

A Lemon Squad pre-purchase inspection is included with this listing. The following flaws are additionally pictured in the gallery:

  • Various chips, scratches, and blemishes around exterior
  • Creases and scuffs on seats
  • Bubble on passenger's side of dashboard
  • Wear on door panels, carpets, and some interior trim
  • Some rust on underbody and brakes
  • Some pulsation from brakes
  • The seller reports that there is a rattle behind the glove compartment, the fuel pump shut-off activates earlier than necessary during refueling, and the oil pan has some seepage.

Recent Service History

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

  • March 2024 (94,425 miles): Brake fluid flushed/changed
  • November 2023 (93,252 miles): Engine oil and filter changed
  • October 2022 (87,787 miles): Brake fluid flushed/changed, engine oil and filter changed
  • August 2022 (86,825 miles): Tires rotated
  • March 2022: Tire(s) replaced, tires rotated
  • November 2021 (84,332 miles): Engine oil and filter changed
  • November 2020 (80,375 miles): Key(s) (re)programmed

The seller reports that the following services have been performed:

  • November 2023: Battery replaced
  • February 2023: Valve cover gasket and oil filter housing gasket replaced
  • November 2022: Driver's side door handle replaced
  • March 2022: Front and rear brake rotors replaced, wheels repaired

Other Items Included in Sale

  • 2 keys
  • Owner's manual
  • Window sticker
  • Factory BMW 1M midpipe

Ownership History

The seller purchased this 1M in September 2020.

Seller Notes

Due to the modifications performed to this 1M, it may not pass emissions testing in some states. As always, it's the buyer's responsibility to perform all due diligence regarding registering this 1M in their respective state prior to placing a bid.

The seller is currently driving this vehicle, and the mileage will continue to increase throughout the course of the auction.


Findlay, OH

My Comments

Posted: 5/15/2024 10:51:59 AM by Jon Martin

Price reduced to $42,000 from $45,000

Posted: 4/29/2024 9:36:20 AM by Jon Martin

Back on the market now priced at $45,000

Posted: 4/23/2024 12:31:22 PM by Jon Martin

Reserve not met at $38,500

Posted: 4/21/2024 10:38:19 PM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $30,500

Posted: 4/18/2024 11:40:33 AM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $25,000.00 so far

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