Some of you may remember Ryan Dandurand and his infamous Imola Red 1991 Toyota MR2 (Photos HERE) and the various stages that we’ve featured of it throughout the years. Today, Ryan’s back once again, but with something a little different from his MR2 this time around. Kicking it totally new school, Ryan’s focus is now drawn to his newly acquired 2011 BMW 1M.
For a quick little background on the 1M, BMW introduced it’s high performance sub-compact to North America with a limited stock release of 220 vehicles. Ryan’s 1M is actually the 65th of the 220 made. In typical Ryan Dandurand fashion, this 1M was not going to go untouched. In just under a year, Ryan has done quite a bit to make his M-Powered sub compact stand out not only from your typical 1 Series BMW’s out there, but fellow 1Ms on the street as well.
Most noticeable on the exterior of Ryan’s 1M is the subtle drop on KW V3 Coilovers paired with a very aggressive set of Gun Metal 19″ Advan RS wheels. Ryan’s attention to detail is also found in the exterior with IND black sidemarkers and a set of LUX LED Angel Eyes. In addition, Ryan chose a few exterior pieces from BMW Performance, such as the black kidney grilles and the carbon fiber rear spoiler. The interior retains most of it’s original equipment, but goes in the same BMW Performance route with an interior LED conversion and a suede steering wheel.
Going back into quick facts on the BMW 1M, this peppy little coupe sports BMW’s 3.0L N54 Twin Turbo engine. With an impressive performance package straight from the factory, Ryan builds upon the N54 and takes things a step further with a Stage 3 BMS JB4 tune.
With function over form definitely being the route Ryan is going with his BMW 1M, we’ll definitely be paying close attention to what else Ryan has in store in the future for this little coupe. For now, have a look at what Ryan has already accomplished, in such little time.
Check it out!
Owner: Ryan Dandurand
Vehicle: 2011 BMW 1M
BMW Performance Kidney Grilles
BMW Performance Carbon Fiber Rear Spoiler
LUX LED Angel Eyes
IND Black Sidemarkers
ECS Tow Hook
BMW Performance Suede Steering Wheel
BMW Performance LED Interior Conversion
KW V3 Coilovers
Wheels & Tires
BMS Wheel Spacers
Advan Racing RS Wheels in Dark Gun Metal Finish
Front: 19×9 (+22)
Rear: 19×10 (+20)
Michelin PS2 Tires
BMS JB4 Stage 3
For more pics, check out our Flickr page here: Ryan Dandurand’s BMW 1M