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
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.
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.
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
Thanks to the boys at spyshots.nl as theyve caught the new 1-series out in the cold Scandinavian testing area.
The car continues to be heavily camod but the car is now solidly in the BMW development cycle. As you may remember, the car was previously seen as a mule riding on the current 1-series body, then a camod prototype was seen driving around the streets on Munich. With more development under the cars belt, it has … CONTINUED
The 2011 model year switchover schedule has been distributed to BMW Military Sales personnel. Details inside.
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.
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
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.
The Association of German Car Tuners has just unveiled this year’s TUNE IT! SAFE! concept, a BMW 123d Coupe created by AC Schnitzer.
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!
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
Spotted here is what could be the long rumored 1-series supersport, a lightweight 1er with specific options aimed at the enthusiast not offered via BMW Performance catalog.
1addicts member John-Q (producer of past popular tii video feature) shares with us photos from his latest production.
This is the first professional review of the BMW Performance 135i and 335i that we have seen. Verdict? Read inside.
Here’s one mean project 135i and its beautiful photoshoot by WSTO. It features upgrades throughout – performance, exterior, and interior.
We bring you the first photos of what appears to be a 6 cylinder twin turbo F20 1-series 5-door hatchback in testing. Until now, the only F20 1-series prototypes we have seen have featured a single exhaust outlet. This newly spotted F20 features split dual exhaust outlets, which, judging by BMWs current models, usually signifies the presence of the 3 liter twin-turbo engine under the hood. The wheels featured on this F20 test mule have also not been spotted before and may very well be … CONTINUED
The guys at spyshots.nl have done it again and bring us some nice video footage of the 1er in action. Seeing the car driving around the streets of Germany gives some good insight into the general proportions of this car, and it certainly looks wider and more low slung and compared to the current car. This is still the 5 door version of the car and we have yet to see what a coupe version would look like.
Heres what we know so far. The 5/3-door variants … CONTINUED