What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?

I always wanted to drive a 1M, so I went and drove one.

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As someone who has owned both a 1 series and an M car I was wondering what it would be like to drive. In brief, it’s awesome. It was like someone took a 128i, put a more powerful engine in it and then decided it needed to be festooned with M3 parts, which is basically what it is. It felt like the previous owner put a different clutch in, the clutch felt completely different than an M3 I’ve ever driven, it was also a lot heavier. Other than that, it felt like an M version of a 1 series, which is exactly how it should feel. Not a very deep analysis, but it is awesome. Holy shit I want one.

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