BMW just announced the details for their ActiveE lease program. The BMW ActiveE will be available for lease in select markets beginning in Fall 2011 for $499 per month for 24 months with a down payment $2,250. It will be available for lease in the metropolitan markets of Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, New York and Boston as well as the state of Connecticut.
The ActiveE has a maximum power output of 170 hp and a maximum torque of 184 lb-ft, the latter is available … CONTINUED
We’ve had reviews from several 3-series owners after the 100k miles mark, but this is the first time we’ve heard from a 1-series owner with over 100k miles on the car, already a pretty amazing feat considering this 1-series coupe began its service in April 2008. As with the rest of the BMW range, the 1-series seems to hold up very well to high mileage with just basic regular basic maintenance and the occasional covered-under-warranty replacement/fix.
Here are some great airstrip meet photos from a recent Bimmerpost members meet in Jacksonville, Florida.
George Plasa tuning has assembled this F1 sounding “BMW Judd 134″ race car based off the 1-series, featuring 550PS (542hp). It has to be heard to believe. Check out the videos inside.
The Russian customizers who made the notorious Gold X5M are using their creativity and bravado once again, this time putting together a beautiful matte silver 135i. We’ve seen plenty of matte gray and black BMWs, but few matte titanium silvers. It proves to be stunning under interior lighting, but especially gorgeous out in the night under highway lights. Check out the video inside.
Here are some pics of the Doerr / Avotre 1-series track car from Hockenheim this past weekend. Unfortunately the car retired early due to losing 4 of its wheel bolts off its M3 spec wheels.
Well folks, we’re all done here at the 2011 Geneva auto show and hope you enjoyed the coverage as much as we enjoyed sharing it with our community. Geneva is always an exciting show because of all shows, it’s arguably the largest in the world and always features an unrivaled number of exotics and tuning companies on display. Geneva is also traditionally one of the most important shows for BMW due to its proximity to BMW’s home market and prominence among the auto show circuit events.
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New on the Geneva show floor today is this 120d 3-door featuring the full array of BMW Performance parts. Although the E81 hatchback will soon be replaced by the next generation F20 1-series hatchback, this remains a hot little hatch, especially with the BMW Performance parts installed.
This particular model also had certain BMW Individual parts adorning it – such as the high-gloss shadowline trim and headliner anthracite.
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BMW has always prided itself on being a progressive and leading edge company so it’s no surprise that the company has taken quickly and often to social networking. Their latest project shows just how serious they consider social networking. BMW will be utilizing Facebook and BMW fans to help create a special 1-series Facebook Edition Model (page located here) for production.
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BMW has posted another video on the BMW ActiveE 1-series based electric car. This clip explains how it can be used as an everyday utility.
The original BMW 1-Series ActiveE said hello to the world in December of 2009, but now the car will go into production with a test fleet of over 1000 vehicles to be shared between the North American, European and Chinese markets. This marks the second electic vehicle in the BMW lineup (after the MINIe) and will make its official world debut at the upcoming Geneva Autoshow.
Just to recap, although this car is in the shell of a 1-Series, it features a totally unique drivetrain good for … CONTINUED
Additions to the BMW Performance product portfolio for the BMW 1 Series, the BMW 3 Series and for the BMW X5 and BMW X6 are being presented at 2011 Geneva autoshow. These include, inter alia, the new BMW Performance sports steering wheel and the BMW Performance Power Kit for the current four-cylinder diesel engines. Also, the range of Original BMW Accessories being presented at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show includes the latest M Performance components for the BMW M3.
Beginning with March production, the following changes take place for 1-series Coupes and Convertibles:
128i models feature new front bumper with Air Curtain System design
All 1-series receive updated headlight and tail light assemblies, and models with xenon lights receive new LED lighting components in front and rear (xenon lights remain standard on 135i and optional on 128i)
New colors, wheels, interior applications as follows:
* Alpine White Trim (4DH) will be new option for all 1-series models
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Gorgeous new 1-series LCI (facelift) coupe and convertible wallpaper photos in magazine quality have been posted to our Official 1-series LCI Info Thread. Check out the new media inside.
BMW has announced new original accessories for the 1-series coupe. These include rally stripes, wheels, and exhaust pipes. The rally stripes come in black or white and cover the area from the hood, to the roof, and ending on the trunk. The stripe spacing and placement can be installed at the discretion of the owner.
The new BMW accessories wheels are 18″ light alloy double spoke Style 182 wheels in black finish. The third new accessory is a chrome plated exhaust pipe.
Two Chinese electronic tinkerers and coders teamed with Nokia Asia to turn a 1-series hatchback into their very own remote control car using a Nokia C7 smartphone. The team claims that it only took them 20 days to accomplish this feat. Check out this fun video inside.
On the heels of the big BMW turbo 4-cylinder news yesterday, SCOTT26 has provided some dates for the switchover of certain BMW models from the current inline 6-cylinder to the new twinpower turbo I4 motor, as well as the end of production of the current 3-series, M3 and 1-series.
Here is the I4 switchover and end of production schedule (inside).
Only 30 minutes ago, BMW has just updated their official pages for the new 1-Series coupe and cabriolet and released a few new Wallpapers as part of the new pages. We’ve collected them up here for your use in our official thread. Enjoy!