BMW fans around the world would testify that the recent E82 1-Series M Coupe (1M) has been one of the most exciting cars brought to us from Munich. The flared wheel arches, a high-roofed coupe body style (promoting a gorilla-like stance) and the potent N54 power-plant under the hood these vehicles form the basis of an ideal platform for some after-market goodness.
The ever-so debatable number of examples sent to South Africa aside, one thing for sure is 1M’s have been limited issue in any market they were available. Here in South Africa, there is no shortage of homebrewed 4-wheeled works art based on the 1M (one BSM number based in Johannesburg springs immediately to mind). Stock examples are rarely showcased.
Some may argue that there is nothing to show with a stock example. Any online syndication if not a road-test would attest to that fact. I believe there is beauty to behold in both the stock and modified . If heritage value means nothing to you then by all means modify it to your heart’s content. It is after all your car, your money and your taste.