The future BMW 1 Series M Coupe that will be on streets starting next year (2012) it’s considered to the one of the most interesting and affordable model from the Bavarian auto-maker, with a price of $47,000.

2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe

I wouldn’t say that this is cheap, but the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that if this car was $34,000 in 1998, it means the price should be around $62,000 in 2010.

2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe

Also, the PR director from BMW agree that 2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe is “the most affordable M BMW has ever sold, adjusting for inflation, including the original E30 M3.”
Source: Autoblog.com

2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe