The 1M is (almost) revealed, so it ‘s time for us to start disecting the most highly anticipated M car in years. And to start off with, is it even a real M car? With a light reworked engine, can we really consider this an M car in the tradition of the E30 M3 as BMW likes to suggest? We think yes but it ‘s a question we ‘ll here more and more as the release date (Q2 of 2011) approaches.

We also spend some time on the new X3 and a number of 2011 model year changes for the US market. Enjoy!

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