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The small sports sedan is an amazing machine that many of us have come up on. The E36 and E46 embody what a small sports sedan should be.

While there have been rumors of a possible 2-Series Gran Coupe to fill those shoes, we still have not seen anything yet. But hope should not be completly lost if a report from Automotive News is to be believed.

Among a deluge of BMW product pipeline information is a small tidbit on the 1-Series…

United 5.0 aka Welt 5.0 BMW Car Meet

06/19/2014 at 9:30 AM
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Every year some friends of mine (Team Orga) organize a BMW 1er and 3er car show. In past years we always held the show(s) at the BMW Welt. But last year we simply outgrew that parking lot. So this year’s show was held at a much larger parking lot. Metro is kind of the German version of Price Club. :D

We even had some crazy BMW lovers(nuts) come all the way from Moscow, Russia! Some 5K kms one way! Now that’s some RESPECT! … CONTINUED

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To 3/4 Series (F3x) and 1/2 Series (F2x) Owners:

Please share with us in the poll above your perspective and plans for suspension.

After casting your vote, please also reply to this thread with the model of your car and suspension type (adaptive or static suspension).

This data will be considered for the future development of BMW’s suspension kits. Thank you for your feedback.

S65 Powered 1M Clone

05/19/2014 at 3:45 PM
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Check out this 1M clone powered by an even better engine – the S65 V8 from the E90/E92 M3.

Mods:

Engine and Transmission:
BMW S65 – 2009 w/ 27k miles 6MT
- BPM Sport Custom Tune
-iND Custom Engine Plenum
- Dinan Intake
- Turner MS Pulley
- WPC Treated Rod Bearings
- VAC Baffled Oilpan
- BlackForest Motor Mounts
- Rogue SSK
- Custom X pipe
- Meistershaft 1M Axelback
- Braille 21lb Battery

Suspension and Brakes
Stoptech Trophy Brake Kit
PSI / Ohlins Raceline Coilover… CONTINUED

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A few BIMMERPOST members recently embarked on a multi-day driving trip in search of the ultimate driving road in Scotland.

The group included three 1M coupes, one M3 and one M135i.

Places visited were:

Northumberland National Park
Scotland
Pennines / Yorkshire Dales

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For the past two years some Euro 1Addicts have gone on a pilgrimage to Stelvio. Stelvio 1.0 and Stelvio 2.0 (you can click on my signature for those photo threads)

Some in our group have become a little bored with Stelvio plan so this year we want to tour another breath taking mountain range. But where? So Artemis(Luc) and I had last weekend free so we made a little “research” tour of the Italian Dolomites Alps region. This is the area of mountains bellow the … CONTINUED

Custom M135i Gets 2 Series Facelift

04/11/2014 at 10:40 AM
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This custom M135i gets a 2 Series facelift.

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BMW is recalling a 156,137 vehicles, both luxury cars and SUVs, to make sure bolts holding a component in their six-cylinder engines can break loose and cause stalling or engine damage.

BMW says it has told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that in rare cases, bolts holding the variable camshaft timing unit may come loose or break, causing the engine to go into a “safe mode.” If the problem continues, it can lead to stalling, engine damage – and it may not start.

Drivers will … CONTINUED

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A new M235i owner shares with us his review of the car against his 135i, which he still currently owns.

Well fellas, I finally took delivery of my M235, late yesterday here in Indiana, and I wanted to provide some initial thoughts to others on the forum.

By way of background, this is my 5th BMW. I had 2 E92s, both 328, and 2 E82 135s. All of those were MT but for the last 135, which has the DCT.

My M235 is BSM with a MT, … CONTINUED

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Watch Jeremy Clarkson review the BMW 135i hatchback in a recent Top Gear episode. The M135i is compared to the MK7 Volkswagen GTI.

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Jethro compares the Audi S3 against the BMW M135i on track at Bedford Autodrome.

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BMW drivers swept the top-four finishing positions in Grand Sport class and the top-two spots in Street Tuner class in today’s BMW Performance 200, the opening round of the 2014 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.

“An ultimate start to the year, “said Gordon McDonnell, BMWNA Motorsport Manager. “We know the BMW is strong at Daytona and a 1-4 in GS and a 1-2 in ST is fantastic – especially in the BMW Performance 200. Congratulations to all the BMW teams and I hope this kind … CONTINUED

BMW M135i Aftermarket Exhaust Battle

12/23/2013 at 8:00 AM
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Our Hong Kong M135i members put together this aftermarket exhaust sound-off battle.

Here you can hear the stock vs M Performance vs Bastuck vs BCS vs Milltek exhausts.

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The 1 Series Coupe and Convertible era has officially come to an end.

In case there was still any doubt, this is per an official BMWNA press release:

1 Series: There won’t be a 2014 1 Series Coupe and Convertible in the US market, production of the 1 Series Coupe ends in August 2013 while the 1 Series Convertible will be produced until June 2013.

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Automotive News is reporting that BMW has greenlighted a 1 Series Sedan on the UKL platform, meaning the entry level sedan will be FWD. We bet that the “1 Series Sedan” part of the title grabbed your attention, as BMW enthusiasts have been clamoring for a small sports sedan ever since the 3 Series began hitting the gym too hard and packing on some extra weight/size. We’re also sure that many of you were then disappointed to read the letters F W D. Unfortunately, the … CONTINUED

BMW 1 Series GT Hits the Ring (Video)

09/19/2013 at 12:00 PM
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Like it or not (and we don’t), FWD BMWs are coming. The first of the front wheel powered BMW models to come to market will be the 1 Series GT, spied here undergoing Nurburgring testing.

It has been developed on BMW’s UKL platform, a FWD platform which will be shared between the new MINI Cooper to be revealed in a couple of months, and the upcoming FWD BMW lineup.

The final 1 Series GT design has recently been revealed in a set of patent design images.

How many … CONTINUED

BMW Spyshot
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CAR recently undertook a premium hot hatch comparison, featuring the M135i against the Mercedes A45 AMG and the Audi S3 (full review). Here’s how the trio stack up on paper:

The M135i serves up 320 HP and 332 LB-FT (450 Nm) from its 3 liter turbo N55 engine, mated to the 8 speed automatic ZF transmission and is RWD.

The Mercedes comes with the most power, but is also the most expensive out of this group, powered by a 360 HP / 332 LB-FT (450 Nm) 2-liter … CONTINUED

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BIMMERPOST moderator and editor Dackelone takes us on a Swiss alpine tour with this great set of photos and videos.