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09/19/2011    11:25 AM

Now, more invigorating horsepower and torque, is available with two new power kits bring crisp stimulating performance to the Ultimate Driving Machine. BMW 135i and 335i Models can now be retrofitted at BMW centers or via the Port Installation Program to an unprecedented level of performance. These new Power Kits ensure that new car buyers and current owners are in for that extra thrill beyond the outstanding performance that can already be realized with these exciting vehicles.

Version 1 Power Kit: [Review and More Details HERE] Performance-Optimized Engine Software. This version of the Power Kit was first introduced on the 335i BMW Performance Edition model (announced in July, 2011). Available for all Model Year 135i and 335i vehicles. Also available for X6 vehicles produced up to 04/2010.


09/15/2011    4:55 PM

We previously provided info on 2012 BMW model updates/changes/pricing for most 2012 models (links inside), but for reference again, here is a summary of the major changes across the entire range of 2012 model year BMWs for the US market.

09/08/2011    6:20 PM

Here’s one of the first reviews of the BMW 335i Performance Edition Retrofit Kit, which is a factory tune which retains the factory warranty. Horsepower increase from 300 to 320, torque increase from 300 to 317ft-lbs for a manual transmission, and to 332 for automatic transmission. This all results in 0.2 seconds faster acceleration time than the standard factory model from 80 to 100 km/h and 0.5 seconds faster acceleration time than the standard factory model from 80 to 120km/h. The Performance Edition Kit can also be retrofitted on the 135i.

08/14/2011    11:45 AM

German 1-series members gathered for large 1 addicts meeting in their third Hannover 1 series meet. Check out the large amounts of eye candy inside.

08/05/2011    10:09 AM

The 2012 1-series coupe and convertible began production in March, but changes (including pricing) will come beginning September 1. We detail the changes and pricing inside.

Standard Equipment List:

- Floormats
- Multi-function steering wheel
- Sports leather steering wheel
- Tire pressure monitor
- Exterior parts in body color
- Chrome-line exterior trim
- Black soft top (128i convertible and 135i convertible)
- Moonroof (135i coupe)
- Passenger seat height adjustment
- Power front seats with driver seat memory (135i coupe and convertible)
- Center armrest
- Lumbar support (135i coupe and convertible)
- Gray poplar wood trim (135i coupe and convertible) (EOP 2/12)
- High gloss black trim (128i coupe and 135i coupe)
- Through loading system with integrated transport bag (128i convertible and 135i convertible)… CONTINUED

08/01/2011    10:37 AM

The 2011 Big Socal Euro event was held this past Saturday and several cars by LTBMW were in attendance. Check out some professional photos by jzhang and some live event photos from jg525i.

07/19/2011    10:00 AM

As this new video from BMW shows, the production of the BMW ActiveE has begun. The ActiveE is an electric powered – zero emission vehicle based on the 1-series.

The video shows Mirco Schwarze, a production leader at the BMW Leipzig plant explaining that the ActiveE’s production has been integrated into the regular 1-series production line and how quickly the ActiveE dream came to fruition in three years.

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 … CONTINUED

07/15/2011    2:50 PM

BMW is a Tier One Partner and exclusive automotive sponsor of the 2012 Games. As such, the company will provide various forms of transportation for athletes, technical officials, media, LOCOG operational teams, national Olympic Committees, International Sports Federations, the IOC and marketing partners.

We now have a better idea of the forms and amounts of transportation that BMW will be supplying. The company will supply almost 4,000 vehicles and 400 bicycles (the first of which was delivered today), from diesels to electric cars, hybrids to motorcycles, as well as innovative new products like the Pedelec (an electric assisted bicycle).

Of those, the majority of the fleet will be made up of highly efficient diesel-powered cars. The BMW 320d EfficientDynamics sedan will make up at least a third of … CONTINUED

07/12/2011    8:51 AM

To celebrate BMW’s sponsorship of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and inspired by the BMW London 2012 Performance Team, BMW has introduced two new Performance Edition models based on the popular BMW 1 Series and 3 Series. Building on the sporting looks of the popular 1 Series Sports Hatch, the 1 Series Performance Edition comes with M aerodynamic bodystyling, dark chrome 18-inch M light alloy wheels, High-gloss Shadowline exterior trim, dark chrome exhaust tailpipe and dark line rear lights. Enhancing its sporty driving style is the addition of M Sport Suspension, while sport seats with Royal Blue stitching, M Sport multi-function leather steering wheel and gearshift leaver, floor mats with Royal Blue piping and London 2012 exterior badges complete the sporty look.

[B]Available … CONTINUED