BMW 1-Series News

  • 2011 BMW 3-Series Coupe

    BMW has issued a wide-ranging recall on several of its model lines, ranging from the 1-Series to the Z4 sports car. In total, there are 504,545 vehicles affected by the latest recall in the U.S. alone. The recall affects: - 2007-2012 BMW 1-Series Coupes and 1-Series Convertibles built from December 2007 through July 2011. - 2007-2011 BMW 3-Series sedans built from March 2007 through October 2011. - 2007-2011 3-Series Sports Wagons built from March 2007 through June 2011. - 2007-2011 BMW 3-Series Coupes and 3-Series Convertibles built from March 2007 through July 2011. - 2009-2011 Z4 roadsters...

  • 2014 BMW 1-Series Coupe and Convertible Limited Edition Lifestyle
    BMW Announces Limited Edition 1-Series, Confirms Detroit Lineup

    The BMW 1-Series Coupe and Convertibles, on sale since 2008, are about to enter their final model year, and to mark the occasion BMW is launching a pair of special edition models. The new special editions, dubbed the Limited Edition Lifestyle models, will be available in both coupe and convertible...

  • 2012 BMW M135i Hatchback (three-door)
    New BMW 1-Series Sedan Likely To Feature M Performance Model

    BMW is working on a new sedan based on its latest 1-Series range that will be aimed at customers in sedan-loving markets such as the U.S. and China. It will compete against the upcoming 2014 Audi A3 Sedan and 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class, though won’t be available until the 2015 calendar year...

  • Chris Harris with BMW's M135i and Audi's RS3
    Chris Harris Compares The BMW M135i And Audi RS3: Forbidden Fruit Video

    German automakers seem to have two absolute rules: there is no such this as “too complex,” and Americans don’t buy hatchbacks. We can’t comment on the first point, but as for the second, well, that means we miss out on some of the best compact cars Germany has to offer. Case...

  • BMW M135i 3dr hatchback quick drive
    2012 BMW M135i Hatchback: Quick Drive

    While European carmakers are slowly coming around to the concept of releasing their best products in the U.S., there are still a few cars denied to American customers. One of these is BMW's latest hot 1-Series model, the M135i from its expanding M Performance range. Available only in three- and...

  • 2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback
    BMW 1-Series Hatch Gets xDrive All-Wheel Drive: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    The coupe and convertible versions of BMW’s second-generation 1-Series are yet to be launched, but over in Europe the new 1-Series has already debuted in three and five-door hatchback bodystyles, received a host of M upgrades including the addition of a new M135i M Performance model, and now...

  • BMW's M135i hot hatch

    We’ll admit it: we’re smitten with BMW’s M Performance hatchback, the M135i. It’s the right size, it offers hatchback sensibility and it looks to be a whole lot of fun on twisty roads. In fact, there’s only one problem with BMW’s hot hatch: it’s not for U.S. consumption. As the story goes, BMW North America was offered the car, but shot it down on the archaic belief that “Americans don’t buy hatchbacks.” Some time later, BMW NA tried to reverse its decision, but was told by Munich that it was too late. Certifying the car to meet U.S...

  • BMW ActiveE electric car
    BMW Recalls ActiveE Electric And Z4 For Power Steering Issue

    BMW has issued one of the first safety recalls for an electric car, with the automaker today announcing a recall for its 1-Series based ActiveE electric car due to a potential steering issue. Also affected by the latest recall are certain versions of the 2012 BMW Z4 sports car. In total, there are...

  • 2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback
    Is A BMW 1-Series Sedan In The Works?

    The BMW 3-Series sedan, like many of us, has picked up a few additional pounds and inches over the years. Since its launch in 1975, the BMW 3-Series has grown by over 10.5-inches in length, over 8-inches in width and nearly 2-inches in height. That makes the current 3-Series larger than the E28...

  • 2013 BMW 135is
    2013 BMW 135is Coupe And Convertible: 320 HP From $44,145

    The BMW 1-Series M Coupe is basically done; it was a one-year special sold as a limited edition. But now there's a new compact BMW that's not-quite-but-almost as good, at least in some respects: the 2013 135is. Available as either a coupe or a convertible, the 135is borrows the same basic...

  • 2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback (three-door)
    BMW 1-Series Three-Door Revealed, Includes M135i Range-Topper

    BMW has finally revealed the three-door version of its latest-generation 1-Series Hatchback, which has been on sale in Europe since last year. The car is unlikely to be launched in the U.S. though coupe and convertible variants will arrive in the coming year or so, possibly badged as a 2-Series...

  • 2012 BMW 135i three-door hatchback spy shots
    2012 BMW 135i Three-Door Hatchback Spy Video

    BMW is working on a new range-topper for its latest 2012 1-Series Hatchback model sold overseas, a prototype of which has been spotted testing at Germany’s Nürburgring and on some of the race track’s surrounding streets. That new range-topper is the potent 135i model, which is set...

  • 2012 BMW M135i Concept

    Do you remember the BMW M135i Concept we reported on a few months back? The 1-Series hatchback worked over by the mad scientists at BMW’s M Performance group? The one with a 300-plus-horsepower turbocharged inline-six, upgraded brakes and an M-tuned suspension? We’ve got good news and bad news about that. Since we’re in a glass-is-half-empty kind of mood this week, we’ll hit you with the bad news up front: we’re not getting that car in the United States. Now the good news: based on a conversation with BMW’s M Group CEO, Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, BMW Blog is...

  • 2012 BMW 135i three-door hatchback spy shots
    2012 BMW 135i Three-Door Hatchback Spy Shots

    File yet another tasty little sports hatch in the Likely Forbidden Fruit category: the 2013 135i three-door hatchback is spied here in final testing on the Nürburgring as BMW finalizes the car's tune before production. Unfortunately for us, that production won't see U.S. sales. That's a...

  • 2012 BMW M135i Concept
    BMW M135i Concept Heralds New 1-Series M Performance Model

    BMW is expanding its hallowed M Division by launching a series of new performance-oriented vehicles fitted with exclusive M-tuned engines, handling packs, and stylish bodykits. Called the M Performance range, the new models aren’t set to debut officially until March’s Geneva Motor Show...

  • 2012 BMW M Performance M135i Hatchback
    BMW Teases New M Performance Parts For 1-Series Hatch: Video

    BMW is expanding its hallowed M Division by launching a series of new performance-oriented vehicles fitted with exclusive M-tuned engines, handling packs, and stylish bodykits. Called the M Performance range, the new models aren’t set to debut officially until March’s Geneva Motor Show...

  • 2013 BMW 1-Series GT rendering
    BMW's Rumored 1-Series GT To Debut At Paris Motor Show: Report

    Rumors of a BMW 1-Series wearing a GT body style have been circulating since 2009. Meant as a competitor to the upcoming Mercedes-Benz B-Class and the Audi A2, 1-Series GT models are expected to be a cross between a hatchback and a traditional station wagon, along the lines of BMW's current...

  • BMW ActiveE electric car, January 2012, New Jersey
    BMW ActiveE Initial Driving Impressions

    Fresh from his drive of Rolls-Royce’s 102EX electric Phantom prototype, High Gear Media’s green car expert and editor of Green Car Reports John Voelcker has now driven the very first BMW ActiveE all-electric 1-Series to be delivered to a customer in North America. That car was delivered...

  • 2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback M Performance Spy Shots

    Seen here testing on the streets of Munich, Germany, for the first time is the upcoming M Performance version of the latest BMW 1-Series Hatchback. Set to debut in March at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, this sporty variant of the regular 1-Series Hatchback is just one model from a new range of M Performance models BMW will be bringing to market over the coming years. As BMW M boss Friedrich Nitschke announced last week, the new M Performance range will be aimed at drivers who want the sporty feel of a dedicated M car but with the comfort, civility and practicality of a regular model. They are...

  • 2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback BMW Performance Concept
    Video: How Do You Make A Car? BMW Explains With New 1-Series

    As long as your car starts, stops and does so without going wrong too frequently, most people aren't really bothered how it all came together. Even so, it's a facinating process to observe and there's now a video showing how much effort actually goes into making the new BMW 1-Series compact, from...

  • 2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback
    See How The 2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback Is Built: Video

    The latest generation BMW 1-Series Hatchback may not be the prettiest design we’ve seen recently but the car’s certainly an improvement over the one it replaces, at least when it comes to interior space, quality and performance. This latest video gives us an inside look at BMW’s...

  • 2011 BMW 135i Coupe
    BMW Brings You More Power For The 135i And 335i

    Mention the words “retuned ECU” to most manufacturers, and they’ll void your powertrain warranty faster than you can say the world “reflash.” BMW, on the other hand, wants to capitalize on the demand for additional horsepower among enthusiast customers, so the company...

  • 2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback BMW Performance Concept
    BMW Performance 1-Series Concept: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

    The new 2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback will make its official debut next week at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, and BMW will use the opportunity to showcase a range of new accessories for it falling under the BMW Performance heading. While the new 1-Series Hatchback is yet to be confirmed for sale in...

  • 2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback M Sport Accessories spy shots
    2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback M Sport Package Spy Shots

    Images of the new M Sport package for the redesigned 2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback have already surfaced online, though not yet officially from BMW, but latest spy shots reveal that the automaker looks to be expanding its M Sport package by targeting the aftermarket business. New features seen on...

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