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It seems BMWs Concept ActiveE isnt just a showcar. Following their sucessful MINI-e lease program in the US BMW will start a similar program for the electric 1-series. This means that the car will be available in select cities and you will have to apply to own the car.

The actual number of cars which will be available is unknown. But if history is any guide it wont exactly be easy to get your hands on the … CONTINUED

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Here is an update to the previously reported N55 equiped 135i. More wallpapers of the coupe and convertible have been released by BMW and they are here for your desktop needs.

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Changes to the 1-Series in 2011 confirm what has been widely speculated:

Engine change to the new TwinScroll Single Turbo 6-cylinder engine (N55)
300HP @ 5800
300lb-ft @ 1200-5000
Now with Valvetronic
New 7-Speed DCT is now optional
Optional Harmon Kardon sound system now available

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2011 1-series gets DCT transmission

01/04/2010 at 5:10 PM
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Alrighty folks, the crew over at BimmerFile have strong evidence that the 2011 1er will offer a 7 speed Dual Clutch Transmission as an option. They are sure that a 6 speed manual transmission will remain. Many have speculated that a DCT would only be offered in the upcoming performance variant of the 1 series. It would feature the same transmission from the current Z4 and a few European-market BMW products. Strong birdies have pointed at the builds … CONTINUED

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Great (and surprising) news for 1-series owners: pricing for the entire range of 1-series BMW Performance parts have been reduced. New pricelist inside.

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Here is BMWs first official commercial for the new Concept ActiveE car, based off the 1-series coupe.

Here is the official release and technical info behind the ActiveE: http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=332082

Nice! Hope the ActiveE gets introduced in other BMW lineup.

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BMW Concept ActiveE

BMWs vision for the future of the megacity vehicle, dubbed Project-i (Isetta?) comes in the form of this 1-series coupe modified to run on electricity.

For the next major autoshow on schedule, the International Autoshow at Detroit, BMW will bring this car to follow-up the VisionED concept car.

BMW maintains its goals of combining the green energy push with its own motto of "sheer driving pleasure" or "joy". They have aimed to make … CONTINUED

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The crew at WSTO is back with an improved version of their project 135i featuring new quad exhaust, carbon fiber diffuser, Advan RZ wheels and new matte black racing stripes. Check out the stunning new photos of this project car.

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The 1-series and X5 have won Best Resale Value awards from Kelley Blue Book and a Residual Value Award from ALG, and the M3 is one of the Top 10 cars with Best Resale Value according to Kelley Blue Book

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Here’s a recap by Berk Technology of their 2009 race season and their 135i race car, which has undergone many modifications in the past year.

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The fantasies of many 1-series owner has become reality with this 130i fitted with S62 V8 motor (from E39 M5 / Z8). Interested in doing this project? Instructions are included!

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Here is a 135i Sauber F1 Team Edition. This special edition 1-series was limited to 135 cars and this exact car is no. 110 out of 135. The special edition features the Performance carbon trunk spoiler, the black Performance kidneys, Style 261 M-wheels in specific colout “Celeton”, Performance carbon mirror caps, Performance steering wheel, Performance carbon interior parts, Sauber F1 stickers and a limited edition-badging in the roof, wrapped in alcantara.

Additionally, the car has received an ECU-upgrade from Swiss tuner collaction, which is also responsible for … CONTINUED