I actually think this makes sense.
Make the 2er the RWD versions and the 1er for FWD.
Then you can have the M2 and not all of this 1 series M Coupe nonsense.
Current - 2011 N55/DCT E82 135i--Lemans Blue, Gray Leather, M Sport, Premium
Past BMWs: 2008 E82 135 - AW, N54, MT
2007 E92 328 - JB, N52, MT, ZSP (traded in for 135)
2007 E92 328 - JB, N52, MT (retired by a drunk driver)