Jay Kay’s Low-Mileage BMW 1M Coupe Is For Sale

His music may have made him rich and famous, but in our world, Jay Kay is known for having owned some of the hottest vehicles on the planet.

We often reported on the numerous rides that were (or still are) in his possession over the years, and they’re not all Ferraris. You see, Jamiroquai’s lead singer has a soft spot for anything cool on four wheels, regardless of the brand and year of production. That includes the BMW 1M Coupe.

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The one you see pictured here was bought new in 2012 by Jay Kay and is one of only 450 right-hand drive examples destined for the UK market. It sports an Alpine White exterior paint on top of a Black Boston interior and has only 5,500 miles (8,850 km) on the clock. It’s been properly maintained, with the service book being stamped five times, including earlier this year, and is about to be auctioned off.

Advertised by SilverstoneAuctions for the NEC Classic Motor Show Sale 2019, on November 9, the winning bid should be at £42,000-£47,000 ($53,851-$60,262/€48,586-€54,370) when the gavel hits the table, or almost as much as a new M2 Competition, which starts at £51,425 ($65,935/€59,489) in Britain.

The 3.0-liter, twin-turbo inline-six engine produces 340 PS (335 hp / 250 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque, or 50 Nm (37 lb-ft) more with the overboost function, letting it sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.9 seconds, and up to a top speed electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).

We don’t know about you, but the 1M Coupe is already a modern classic, and this low-mileage example with celebrity ties does seem like a good deal, especially if it goes for less than a new M2.

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  • Bash

    I actually like it, this is the new age new era new millennium of the legendary M3. And we all know it.

    • Six_Tymes

      spot on

    • exeptor

      And this is the point of view some don’t understand. Yes, new M2 is better in terms of performance, style (subjective), etc., but there will be first series M2, then second, third, till BMW decide that they will only make SUVs ? and 1M will be unique in every sense of the word.

  • KAG25

    They still go for over $70k here when one comes up for sale.

    • 10tacle

      Where is here? In the US the much better and more powerful 2020 M2 starts at $58,900.

  • 10tacle

    The M2 is a better car by all measures starting with a 0-60 time of 4.2 seconds with 405hp under the hood. Never mind the M2’s base price starts at $58,900 for US models (£46,900). Never mind this car is soon to be an eight year old model. One would have to be a fool to buy this car at this price from anyone.

    • Six_Tymes

      you can have the canted driver seat, I would much rather have a 1M. As would Chris Harris

      • SteersUright

        Chris Harris loves the M2, per many reviews he’s one, canted seat and all which only someone who’s never driven or owned one would continue to harp on about. He’s even gone so far as to say in a review he’d rather have it over the 1M, despite his fondness for that car and its better steering. Time for you to revisit YouTube.

      • ksegg

        lol you’re famous for being the “M2 has canted seat!” guy.

        Kind of like how “European” is “Maserati is the BEST CAR ON EARTH!” guy.

  • KAG25

    enough tuners for BMW to make your car into a M series

  • Six_Tymes

    Oh how I wish this was a left hand driver

  • SteersUright

    I know everyone seems to covet these, I never liked them. Ugly then, ugly now. Only slightly cool thanks to wide fenders and big wheels. Even the engine was nothing special. Id much rather have a new M2.

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