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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.

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Some days ago, we brought you spyshots of a special F20 1-series. With some help from our resident insider Scott26 we could identify that car as a BMW Performance 1-series.

Today, we’re happy to share the first photos of the final car, the “BMW Performance Studie 1-series”. BMW apparently showed this car during their dealer presentation taking place in Frankfurt, and three shots magically made it to our inbox. You can see the Performance front and rear bumpers which appear to be even more aggressively styled than … CONTINUED

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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
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At this year’s IAA, BMW will once again be presenting its world premiere vehicles actively on a circuit in Hall 11 on the Frankfurt Exhibition Site. The successful concept of presenting the cars as they drive has been developed and refined, providing the press and the public with the experience of efficiency and dynamics through the products themselves. The combination of trade fair and event in the form of stage shows will allow visitors to become immersed in the world of the brand.

BMW’s highlight this year … CONTINUED

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Seen in these photos for the first time is what we believe is the F20 1-series with BMW Performance Aero Kit (front bumper, sideskirts, and rear bumper) with BMW Performance racing stripes. As with the prior 1-series, the BMW Performance program for the F20 will feature both cosmetic and performance parts, some of which may be revealed at the upcoming Frankfurt IAA show in September.

Which clues indicate that the aero parts underneath the camouflage are BMW Performance parts and not merely M-sport parts?

Foremost, the BMW Performance … CONTINUED

BMW Spyshot

LTBMW Cars @ Big Socal Euro 2011

08/01/2011 at 10:37 AM
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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.

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The new BMW 1-series hatchback (F20) goes on sale in the UK beginning September 17. It will be offered with a choice of three diesel and two petrol engines. Prices start at £19,375 otr for a BMW 116i ES.

Video: BMW F20 Wearing Black Well

07/28/2011 at 12:30 AM
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Fresh new video from BMW UK of the F20 1-series in black, which seems to suit the F20 much better than some of the other brighter colors. This particular F20 looks attractive as it makes its way around parts of London.

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Insider Scott26 posts some more details on the upcoming FWD BMW 1-series models (based on UKL platform) which will join the RWD F20 1-series hatchback. In particular, information / speculation is provided on the 1-series Compactive Sport Tourer. Inside is a render which is said to be so close to the production version that Autobild was supposedly asked to remove it from its site.

The FWD BMW 1-series models lineup will include:

BMW 1er CITY compact
BMW 1er Compactive Sport Tourer
BMW 1er Family Activity Sport … CONTINUED

Video: BMW ActiveE Production Begins

07/19/2011 at 10:00 AM
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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 … CONTINUED

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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 … CONTINUED

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Autocar has now posted their first drive review of the F20 1-series 120d hatchback. Overall it’s a bit of a mixed review. See inside for what we mean.