: All-New 1 Series M Coupe starts at $47,010. New 650i Convertible starts at $91,375.

01-10-2011, 09:58 AM
BMW announces the base prices for several new models which debuted today at the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The hotly-anticipated 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe will go on sale with a base MSRP of $47,010. The stunning, all-new 2012 BMW 650i Convertible will start at $91,375. Finally, the updated and better-equipped 2012 BMW 1 Series models will be priced as-follows: 128i Coupe, $31,825, 135i Coupe, $39,925, 128i Convertible, $37,475, 135i Convertible, $44,675. All prices include $875 Destination & Handling fee.

The all-new BMW 1 Series M Coupe, at $47,010, is a car built by BMW***8217;s most enthusiastic engineers for BMW***8217;s most enthusiastic drivers, and signals the youthful, energetic future of BMW M. Essentially a BMW M3 chassis with Competition Package packed into a modified 1 Series body, the 1 Series M Coupe is one of the fastest, most remarkable M vehicles ever built. It features one of the most powerful inline-6 engines BMW has ever built, massive brakes, and a very wide footprint for maximum agility and stability in the spirit of the original BMW M3, which was a race-ready homologation special. The 1 Series M Coupe will be available in limited quantity as a 2011 model.

BMW***8217;s magnificent new 650i Convertible ($91,375) features a lower, wider canvas on which the designers have crafted an elegant shape of pure dynamic presence. Going on sale as a 2012 model, the 650i Convertible features BMW***8217;s 4.4-liter, ***8220;reverse flow***8221; V-8 engine with 400 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. Two transmissions are available including the standard 6-speed manual and BMW***8217;s brilliant optional 8-speed automatic, both suited perfectly to the sport-luxury mission of the 6 Series. As with the previous 6 Series Convertible, the new 650i Convertible features a super insulated folding soft top which can retract in a mere 19 seconds at vehicle speeds up to 25 miles per hour. The interior of the new 650i Convertible features a fresh, ergonomic design with more passenger space, improved ergonomics, and superb materials choices, including optional full-leather trim with contrasting stitching.

Last, but not least, the popular BMW 1 Series Coupe and Convertible models have received substantial enhancements for an early start to the 2012 model year. The 128i model has received BMW***8217;s innovative Air Curtain system, which smoothes airflow over the front wheels to reduce wind resistance. All 1 Series models receive updated headlight and tail light assemblies, featuring a new ***8220;eyebrow***8221; design up front and new tail lights at rear. Xenon Adaptive headlights - standard on 135i models, optional on 128i models ***8211; add LED backlighting for the new eyebrow and LED light tubes in the tail lights. All 1 Series models now feature standard iPod/USB integration. Convertible models now feature standard through-loading system for improved storage capacity, while 135i models gain standard power seats with adjustable lumbar support. Convertible models receive larger light-alloy wheels, now 17***8221; diameter on 128i Convertible and 18***8221; diameter on the 135i Convertible.

The 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe, as well as the 2012 650i Convertible, and 1 Series Coupe and Convertible arrive at authorized BMW centers this Spring.

1 Series Fanatics discuss the pricing in the 1 series forum here - http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=511566

6 Series discussion of pricing is here - http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=511579

01-10-2011, 10:07 AM
I guess that means there is 0 chance of me even thinking about a 1 Series M Coupe. That price is just silly IMO. :thumbdwn:

01-10-2011, 11:53 AM
I haven't looked at prices lately, but couldn't you get a slightly used CPO'd M6 for less than a new 650?

01-13-2011, 03:03 PM
Gotta agree, that price is nuts. I'm sure it will sell out, especially if limited, but still. It's not like they had to do a compete redesign of any major parts. :thumbdwn:

01-13-2011, 03:56 PM
:jawdrop: I want that 6 series

01-25-2011, 03:03 PM
I guess that means there is 0 chance of me even thinking about a 1 Series M Coupe. That price is just silly IMO. :thumbdwn:

That's why they have other models.