The new 1-Series M Coupe looks..
..just a little ridiculous. With its 19″
wheels rimz (please, bigger ≠ better), exaggerated arches, unsightly wheel gap, and – above all – overstyled front end, it doesn’t look aggressive, it looks chunky and slightly vulgar— like a baby X6 M, only with two fewer doors. Why couldn’t the designers (or is it the marketing people?) have taken a page out of the 1-Series tii Concept’s book and exercised a little restraint? Okay, so we could have done without the latter’s matte black hood and boy racer stripes, but otherwise, there was absolutely nothing wrong with how that car looked.
1-Series M Coupe:
1-Series tii Concept:
We get it, the tii Concept looked too much like a standard 135i gussied up with bolt-ons from the BMW Performance catalogue (almost like a 135iS, as it were), but comparing the two now, maybe that wasn’t such a bad thing. We don’t doubt that the M Coupe drives brilliantly (which it probably does), but its cartoonish looks disappoint. Badly.