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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
BMWs throw back to the iconic 2002, with a renewed form and function. The smallest car in BMW's line up but still packs a punch. Available in coupe or convertible, powered by either an inline 6 in the 128 or the twin turbo rocket sled 135.

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Old 10-04-2011, 10:13 AM
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Stock 1M Vs. Prepared 135i at Watkins Glen

A few weeks back I posted couple of innocent blurbs on driving the 1M for the first time http://www.onehotlap.com/2011/09/1-m...kins-glen.html and many readers liked it. But a few weren't satisfied and demanded I take it to the track for some real testing. Not one to upset anyone, I did just that at a recent BMW CCA driving event at Watkins Glen International. Here is how the barely broken-in Valencia Orange 1M looked in the instructor group:

http://www.onehotlap.com/2011/09/1-m...kins-glen.html

I also added comparable footage from a prepared 135i, same track, same weekend. Stock 1M vs. prepared 135i toward the bottom of the above link.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:15 AM
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Looks like the write-up will make it into Roundel!
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'01 325i: Orient Blue/black, SP, M stress bar, UUC sways, TMS camber plates, TMS rear sub reinf kit, CAI, Shark, Borla, Dunlop Direzza 245/40/17 on 17x8 O.Z. Superleggeras

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