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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 twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 being Numero Uno), but the 2011 BMW 135i will dump it for the updated, single-turbo N55 inline six. This... read more

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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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Next-generation BMW 1-series could get 'shooting brake' variant

BMW released an updated version of the 1-series compact late last year and since then a suspicious prototype of the hatch has been captured running around German streets. At... read more November 24, 2008 by

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BMW Performance goes online: 1-Series and 3-Series get first upgrades

BMW has released a video on its website promoting its new 'BMW Performance' range of accessories, which is designed to allow customers to purchase factory-backed performance... read more November 24, 2008 by

Hartge 135i

Hartge releases new modified BMW 135i

Almost six months ago, Hartge revealed its original take on the 1-series. At that time, it was entirely an appearance and suspension upgrade package, leaving the engine... read more September 22, 2008 by

Hartge tunes the BMW 1-series

Hartge tunes the BMW 1-series

Just a month ago Hartge released its tuned M3 coupe, and already it's back with a tuned 1-series. Like the M3, the 1-series gets a unique cosmetic treatment, but unlike the... read more March 12, 2008 by

BMW X5 diesel-hybrid concept, 1-series tii and M3 Convertible headed to Geneva

BMW X5 diesel-hybrid concept, 1-series tii and M3 Convertible headed to Geneva

BMW will be showcasing two very different concepts at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, one a brand new eco-friendly vehicle touting the latest in EfficientDynamics... read more February 21, 2008 by

BMW Performance 1-series brochure leaked

BMW Performance 1-series brochure leaked

BMW is set to expand its aftermarket accessories line to include the new 1-series range, and a new brochure that’s leaked onto the web details all the goodies we can... read more January 29, 2008 by

AC Schnitzer ACS1 3.5I BMW 1-series

AC Schnitzer ACS1 3.5I BMW 1-series

BMW’s 1-series coupe is still the new kid on the block but its twin-turbo straight six is an engine most reputable tuners in Germany will be familiar with. AC... read more November 29, 2007 by

BMW Concept 1-series tii

BMW Concept 1-series tii

The 1-series hasn’t even touched down on American shores yet, and already BMW is building new concepts and increasing the performance of the hot little ride. Mostly a... read more October 23, 2007 by


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