It’s hard to imagine anyone mildly interested in cars forgetting the 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe, and its even harder not to feel disappointed that it was only sold for one year.
Despite the its limited sale, there is still a good chance that something is coming to replace the well-loved coupe. During a recent interview with BMWBlog, M brand CEO Friedrich Nitschke said he is “absolutely sure [BMW] will build a successor,” although the brand hasn’t made an official decision yet.
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His view on the car’s chances at a second life come directly from how successful the M135i has been in Europe despite not being offered in North America.
If the car were brought back, it would sell under the brand’s new 2 Series nameplate, which will replace the current rear-wheel drive 1 Series cars. The 1 Series will, however, remain intact as a front-wheel drive product line, sharing underpinnings with MINI.
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