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We caught up with Mr Watts while at Laguna Seca where M was showing off the new M5 for the first time on US soil. We wanted to check in on the latest from the M Division (ie the M5) as well as shed some more light on the background of the 1M. Specifically we were able to get some fascinating new details surrounding the 1M and how it almost didn ‘t come to market. Mr. Watts also was able to dispel some persistent rumors around the car. Specifically whether we ‘ll see a 2012 model year and whether or not a 1M CSL is coming.

It ‘s a must listen for any BMW M fan – especially 1M owners.