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2012 BMW 1-Series M car spy shots

Spy Shots: 2012 BMW 1-Series M Car

Fans of the E30 and E36 M3s and even earlier BMWs have been longing for a return of a smaller, hopefully lighter, M car. But so far, BMW has shied away from building a 1-Series-based M car, and not just because of the difficulty of using the vaunted "M1" name. But despite the price/performance... read more

June 7, 2010 by 
2012 BMW minicar rendering

More Details On BMW's MINI-Based, Front-Wheel Drive Small Car

The race is on for luxury carmakers to see who can be the first to dominate the "true premium" subcompact market in the U.S., and BMW looks like it's going to be a bit late... read more May 14, 2010 by 

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Porsche Should Be Building A 914 Instead Of A 918

The recent unveiling of the 918 Spyder hybrid concept was a wonderful thing, no doubt, but it got me to thinking that the entire Volkswagen Group, which consists of... read more April 30, 2010 by 

BMW Megacity Vehicle announcement

BMW Confirms 2013 Launch For All-Electric Megacity Vehicle

In March of 2008 BMW first announced plans to establish a new research division called ‘Project i,’ whose task would be to develop a number of solutions for a vehicle... read more April 22, 2010 by 

2010 BMW 1-Series

BMW Builds One Millionth 1-Series

When the BMW 1-Series was first unveiled back in 2004, many predicted the car to be a flop and something to be shunned by the brand’s faithful. Instead, the 1-Series has... read more April 13, 2010 by 

BMW 1-Series MINI hydrogen Hybrid Prototype

Spy Shots: BMW Hydrogen Hybrid MINI Prototype

Our spy photographers have captured these images of what appears to be a 1-Series hybrid that runs on hydrogen instead of gasoline, and possibly stores its electricity in the... read more April 12, 2010 by 

2010 BMW 1-Series

Audi, BMW And Mercedes-Benz Want Your Money, Not Exclusivity Or Cachet

As I picked up my trusty copy of Auto Motor und Sport this afternoon, I read the commentary by the editor-in-chief, Bernd Ostmann, which was all about the scars the recession... read more March 31, 2010 by 

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80 Percent Of BMW 1-Series Owners Think Their Car Is Front-Wheel Drive

Last week’s announcement that BMW is planning to launch a new entry-level model with a front-wheel drive powertrain would certainly have had some brand purists spewing... read more March 23, 2010 by 

BMW 1-Series M Car spy shots

Spy Shots: Possible BMW 1-Series M Car

The all-new 2012 BMW 1-Series is set for launch next year and in the lead up to its reveal prototypes for the car have been spotted testing all around Europe. So far the only... read more March 15, 2010 by 

2010 BMW 1-Series

BMW 1-Series M-Car Back Off The Table?

If you were waiting for an M-Division 1-Series, it looks like you may be out of luck--again. The on-again, off-again project won't see daylight according to a new report out... read more March 3, 2010 by 

2012 BMW minicar rendering

Rendered: 2012 BMW Minicar

BMW’s future plans for a new all-electric urban commuter vehicle known as the Megacity has been getting all the buzz lately but there’s also news that the German... read more February 23, 2010 by 

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New Details On BMW's M-Division 1-Series

Making a clear statement that BMW's M products can be financially accessible as well as hair-raisingly quick is one of M Division chief Dr. Kay Segler's chief goals, and it's... read more February 16, 2010 by 

2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback rendering

Rendered: 2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback

BMW released an updated version of the 1-Series compact in late 2008 but since then suspicious prototypes of a new car with similar proportions and signature BMW styling have... read more January 25, 2010 by 

2009 BMW Concept ActiveE

BMW Planning Targeted U.S. Lease Program For ActiveE

BMW's forays into the electric car world are well-known, particularly the MINI E, which is currently being leased to select private citizens in key U.S. markets. The next BMW... read more January 18, 2010 by 

2011 BMW 135i

2011 BMW 135i Gets New Single-Turbo Engine, Dual-Clutch Gearbox

BMW's venerable N54 twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine is one of the most-loved of the Ultimate Driving Machine's current crop (the M Division's... read more January 11, 2010 by 

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BMW 1-Series M Car Coming In 2011

About a year ago, BMW's M Division development chief said a 1-Series M car was off the table, and hopes were consequently deflated. But now new reports of an entry-level M... read more January 6, 2010 by 


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