So Top Gear like the BMW 1M saying it captures the essence of the original VW Golf GTi – and having seen their film about the BMW 1M it looks OK in it’s orange paint and certainly drives like a sports saloon should, especially one costing £40k!
They say that the bonus of it over its main rivals, the Porsche Cayman and Lotus Evora, is that it has enough storage space in it for a few suitcases

[enough luggage to last you the 6 days of the Rico Rally]. Having said that I’d still take the Cayman as it’s a much prettier car and still has enough storage for a few days blasting round the French Riviera. Or a 2nd hand M3? Check out this video of the and see for yourselves how the BMW 1M looks and drives…