Now that BMW has revealed the BMW 1-Series Coupe and Convertible and the 1-Series M Coupe, it’s only natural that artists everywhere are drawing up their renditions of the M-version convertible. We obviously don’t expect the convertible to go on sale anytime before the coupe, but we will bet our annual salary that the vehicle will be produced for the eager market.

The 1-Series M Convertible will be similar to its coupe brother, with the exception of its drop top. Other than that, the convertible will feature the same sporty exterior package along with the same engine. Like with the coupe version, the convertible will be offered in three exterior colors: Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic, and Valencia Orange Metallic.

However, before we get the chance to see the convertible version, BMW will unveil the 1-Series M Coupe at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.

UPDATE 12/21/2010: Check out some new renderings of the future 1-Series Convertible in the gallery provided.

Hit the jump to read more about the future BMW 1-Series M Convertible.

Exterior and Interior

The exterior will be distinguished by three large air intakes with the central one covered by a honeycomb-structured grille, large wheel arches featuring a chrome gill element with the M logo, and exterior mirrors similar to the ones from the M3.

For the interior, BMW will offer high-quality, dark Alcantara spread across the sports seats and a leather M multifunction steering wheel that features the now-ubiquitous M Button for spontaneous activation of the sharpest throttle response and M Dynamic Mode of DSC.

2013 BMW 1-Series M Convertible Exterior
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The Engine

Like with the coupe version, the convertible will use the twin-turbocharged, all-aluminum, 3.0-liter inline-6 engine that delivers an impressive 335 HP at 5,900 rpm and 332 lb-ft of torque from 1,500 rpm to 4,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a close ratio 6-speed manual transmission. However, being heavier than the coupe, the convertible will make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in about 5 seconds, but the top speed will still be limited to 155 mph.

When Can I Buy One?

Sales for the coupe version will begin in the summer of 2011, so expect to see a convertible version by the end of 2011 with sales beginning in 2012.

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  (25) posted on 05.14.2012

the convertible still stays as the drivers car legend its us very similar it superb

  (449) posted on 08.18.2011

I was so impressed with the speed performance of the car. And I think the M package has made the car to be more sporty and aggressive.

  (1211) posted on 03.28.2011

Quite impressive! I like the Cabrio type version for this, though I have a doubt on its performance. I think this one would come with a limited edition.

  (386) posted on 03.10.2011

Its much expensive than Z4 M. And I think this new 6 series model has a ugly rear end! It makes me wonder if the designer were competing for the laziest design!

  (559) posted on 02.13.2011

Like the X5 M, the X6 M is powered by a 555-hp twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 backed by a specially tuned six-speed that is BMW’s fastest-shifting automatic transmission ever.

  (683) posted on 02.13.2011

Beyond its massively powerful engine, the X6 M gets 20-inch wheels and tires, an M-tuned suspension plus standard Adaptive Drive, ginormous four-wheel disc brakes, BMW’s Servotronic (vehicle-speed-sensitive) power steering and BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system so smoky burnouts aren’t on the menu. But a launch control function is, so 0-60-mph runs can rip your face off.

  (473) posted on 02.9.2011

It appears to be a leak of the upcoming production 2012 6-series convertible as we don’t recall seeing a similar image upon which the render could be based, except for the "original" photo upon which it is based . This car appears to be an 650i cabrio , which will begin production in March 2011. The F13 6-series will come with a traditional cloth roof.

  (553) posted on 02.9.2011

This car definitely looks better in coupe form better than convertible. The 1 just looks a bit awkward to me especially in convertible form. I hope the 1M looks great in person.

  (503) posted on 01.27.2011

For that money I can get a used 2009 335i coupe which, for me, is the best designed 2 door car on the road. The face looks like it is scared or has constipation...

  (570) posted on 01.27.2011

I wish the US would get the 5-door hatch version. Acura saw fit to bring is the TSX wagon, Mazda, Honda and VW and Audi sell a ton of 3 and 5 doors... why not the Bimmer the rest of the world gets. Just for God’s sake give us a manual trans too!

  (449) posted on 01.26.2011

1-Series M Convertible will be similar to its cousin, coupe model. The only change – convertible top, but slightly sportier look with a pair of new color options

  (528) posted on 01.26.2011

his new system, which was first announced for the upcoming 1-series M coupe, routes air from a pair of intakes in the front fascia to the outsides of the front wheels, forming a high-speed wall, or “curtain,” that smooths airflow in that area.

  (647) posted on 12.27.2010

Still hate its face. Headlights are begging for some vinyl masking or something.

  (806) posted on 12.27.2010

I can’t tell you how long I’ve wondered why so few small luxury cars exist - they are so much more convenient, fun, toss able, even practical

  (512) posted on 12.22.2010

I’m 100% with bimmerd on the pricing. It’s a great price for what you get. My ’99 M3 stickered for $45K and I guarantee it was nowhere near the
performer of this 1 M, with a much lower rent interior. If I was still flowing in money from the dot com days and didn’t have a kid, I’d be all over it.

  (406) posted on 12.22.2010

M cars used to mean a unique powerplant that was in no other car — this juiced up N54 in being put into cars every six months by BMW! And it’s the same N54 that is the subject of a class action lawsuit due to reliability issues.

  (216) posted on 12.21.2010

Lovely but not that much appealing as the Japaneses competitors. yes I’m talking about the Miata and 370z convertible.

  (701) posted on 12.20.2010

I think this is a nice looking car but is perhaps the WORST example yet of the front end looking 3 sizes too large for the rest of the car. I think the headlights are a big contributor. Instead of the headlights masking the bulk, they make it look like the car has Groucho glasses on.

  (613) posted on 12.19.2010

no it just looks fine, dude you really have a taste in car? I assure you you don’t know what you are talking about.

  (779) posted on 12.19.2010

what? it looks weir for the m1 to have a convertible, they should made a hatchback instead of convertible type.

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