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TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - BMW to produce 1 Series M Coupe for only one year – report

With its small, lightweight body and powerful 3.0-liter engine, the BMW 1-Series M Coupe looks to be an instant favorite among car guys and girls. However, news that the model will only be produced for just one year is bound to make it even more desirable.

According to TheDetroitBureau.com, Matt Russell, BMW's M brand manager in the United States, has said that the 1M, as the German carmaker reportedly calls the model, "will be a one-year car" and will cease to be produced after December 2011.

Though BMW reportedly suggested that an update to the 1M is possible, it may take more than a few years before an all-new 1M is unveiled as the carmaker is expected to debut the all-new 1-Series model, where the 1M is based on, soon. Typically, BMW adds an M-badged high-performance version of its cars years after it is introduced to the market.

BMW has taken to calling the 1-Series M Coupe as the 1M, which is different from the carmaker's usual way of naming its M-badged high performance cars like the M3 and M5. This is to avoid confusing it with the BMW M1, which was a sports car that was homologated to run in a one-make racing series in 1979 and 1980.

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