A BMW enthusiast named Alexey Ogorodnikov with some serious CGI talent has produced this short, but impressive animation, featuring a 1-series hatchback and a message true auto enthusiasts can relate to.
It takes some cajones to do a complete repaint of a BMW and even more so when it’s a polarizing finish such as frozen (matte) gray. But that’s exactly what a 1ADDICTS member has done in painting the world’s first frozen gray 1-series coupe. Professional photos to come.
Here are the first pictures of the BMW 1-series Cabrio LCI (Life Cycle Impulse) undergoing testing in Munich, with both the 1er Coupe and Cabrio currently undergoing filming and photography in Cape Town, South Africa. Like the Coupe, the Cabrio receives the latest changes including updated LED technology in the front and rear lights and reprofiled front bumpers. The bulbous appearance of the bumpers is enhanced by a fake panel covering the lower intakes , but the Active E Scoop photographs showcase the undisguised changes.
Now that the 1-Series coupe and cabriolet are at the halfway mark in their lifecycle talk has been brewing up of a midcycle refresh. And just in time, here are some new pictures of the upcoming BMW 1-Series LCI in Sedona Red. In BMW speak, LCI stands for Life Cycle Impulse and denotes a "facelift" for the car. Current rumors point to a December 2010 Official Reveal for the 1-Series LCI alongside the release of the BMW 1 Series M Coupe. The car will then be shown off in the flesh in January at the Detroit Auto show
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There is no 1-series GTS, but Parkview BMW has put together its own version. They started off with the hot Fire Orange color from the M3 GTS and complimented it with a full array of 1-series BMW Performance Parts. The GTS logos are a bit much for us, but the overall result is a hot little coupe we’d love to see BMW actually produce.
1-series owners are an addicted bunch. So much so that the car inspired Stewart Hendler and Pascal Remond to script and film this great short film / fictional commercial about the 1-series hatchback.
Tommy Milner, BMW GT2 driver, was invited by BMW Performance Parts Manager Eric Riehle to experience and discuss BMW Performance Parts on the 135i, 335i, and X6. Video inside.
AC Schnitzer has released videos of its various exhaust systems for the F10 550i, Z4 sDrive35is, X6M, 135i, 335i, M3, including comparisons to the BMW factory exhaust.
Some details have emerged about the 1-series LCI facelift which will be formally announced in December (and debuted at the 2011 NAIAS in Detroit) along with the 1M Coupe. As Scott26 has revealed, changes to the coupe and cabrio will include those seen on the ActiveE, including the new rear and front headlights with LED technology, restyled aerodynamics in the bumpers, new exterior colors, interior trims, and addition of new in-car technology. Both will debut at the NAIAS in Detroit in January 2011.