AutoBlog finds the limited run 1 Series M Coupe has appreciated over the years

While checking out the Dinan tuned S3-R last week, AutoBlog pegged the cost of a used 1 Series M (in which the Dinan is based) at $50,000. But, it wasn’t long before some commenters found issues with that number.

According to their own research looking into US-based classifieds for used examples, the website found an average asking price of $61,670 for the 1 Series M, which was only sold for one year and only 740 units were imported. When new, the car had a base price of $46,135.

Checking, it seems the same is true in Canada. A very low mileage example, with 1,900 km on the clock, is listed with a price of $76,078. However, even with some mileage, none of the examples listed are posted with a price at or below the original $53,600 MSRP when new in 2011.

While options can certainly have an effect on pricing, so does rarity, as only 220 units were imported in Canada.

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Mark Stevenson is a former IT professional turned freelance automotive writer and news editor for He's a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada and former member of the Texas Automotive Writers Association (TAWA). Mark spends an inordinate amount of time on motorcycles and resides in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia with his two dogs - Nismo and Maloo. You can find him on Twitter and Facebook.