Used BMW 1-Series M Coupe (2011 - 2011) Safety & Reliability

Review by Simon McBride on
Last Updated: 26 May 2011
BMW claims its 1-Series M Coupe is the spiritual successor to the first M3, the legendary 'E30' from the Eighties. Those are strong words, since that model is widely regarded as one of the best cars ever to come from BMW's performance and motorsport wing, the 'M' Division.

5 out of 5



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The 1M scores highly. Driver, front passenger, side, thorax airbags and head airbags for driver and front passenger are featured. Electronic systems to help you avoid being involved in accidents include ABS, Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD). Park Distance Control should help you avoid unnecessary dings, scuffs and knocks when parking.

Euro NCAP awarded the BMW 1-Series Coupe with five stars when it was tested.

5 out of 5


This is the first 1M but we expect it to be pretty much bulletproof. BMW has a good reputation and there is no reason why the 1M should be any different. However, keeping to the servicing intervals indicated by the onboard computer is essential so that all the parts remain reliable.

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