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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 left on the major German luxury automakers (Volkswagen was clearly not in that list), as well as their very ambitious sales... read more

March 31, 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 


 
2010 Lexus HS 250h

Los Angeles Auto Show: Would Americans Buy the Baby Lexus LF-Ch Hybrid Electric?

First off, all of the madness concerning using letters and numbers to name cars has just gone too far. It worked for a few car companies like BMW (who has always done it) but... read more December 7, 2009 by 


 
BMW 1-Series Hybrid test-mule spy shots

Spy Shots: BMW 1-Series Hybrid Test-Mule

Unlike the mainstream market where hybrid technology is used to maximize fuel efficiency, luxury automakers have employed hybrid systems as a way to maintain or improve... read more November 19, 2009 by 


 
Lexus grille

Report: Lexus to tackle 1-series in Europe with new hatchback

Lexus is unlikely to launch a sub-$30,000 model in the U.S. but that doesn’t mean it won’t develop a new entry-level model for other markets. One possibility is... read more August 6, 2009 by 


 
2010 BMW 1-series

New engines added to BMW 1-series lineup

Like its 7-series bigger brother, the diminutive BMW 1-series is being upgraded for the 2010 model year with new engines and several special edition models. New to the lineup... read more June 25, 2009 by 


 
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Report: BMW to cut 1-series production costs, introduce shooting brake variant

BMW is having a hard time making much money on the 1-series because it is capped in its upper price range by competition with the 3-series, yet it still features much of the... read more May 5, 2009 by 


 
Alpina D3 biturbo: a 3-series with the heart of a 1-series

Alpina D3 biturbo: a 3-series with the heart of a 1-series

German tuner Alpina has given the world some fantastically tweaked BMWs over the years, from the AWD B3 Biturbo to the new B7, based on the latest 7-series and shown at this... read more March 16, 2009 by 


 
BMW Performance Power Kit for 1-series and 3-series

BMW releases ‘Performance Power Kit’ for N54 straight-six engine

BMW’s N54 series straight-six engine is one of the most coveted powerplants currently in production, picking up prestigious awards like the International Engine of the... read more February 16, 2009 by 


 
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BMW reportedly planning a spiritual successor for the 2002

Last year we saw the first test-mules for the next-generation BMW 1-series driving around the streets of Munich in Germany. At first appearance the test vehicles looked like... read more January 21, 2009 by 


 
BMW 1-series three-door hatch

BMW's new 116d tops 53mpg, rivals hybrids

The 1-series has been a popular staple among premium small-car buyers in Europe for some time, but it has only hit the U.S. recently. The fun-to-drive and attractive compact... read more January 8, 2009 by 


 
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