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The psychadelic equiped camod next generation BMW 1-Series (chassis code F20) was seen in early December starting out cold weather testing and now a month later continues heavy testing.

Not much is known about the next generation 1-series, but what is known is that BMW sees this car as a core vehicle to its lineup in the future. Potentially, this car would be as important to them as the 3-series and so similar coupe and sedan variants are … CONTINUED

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It seems BMWs Concept ActiveE isnt just a showcar. Following their sucessful MINI-e lease program in the US BMW will start a similar program for the electric 1-series. This means that the car will be available in select cities and you will have to apply to own the car.

The actual number of cars which will be available is unknown. But if history is any guide it wont exactly be easy to get your hands on the … CONTINUED

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Here is an update to the previously reported N55 equiped 135i. More wallpapers of the coupe and convertible have been released by BMW and they are here for your desktop needs.

Official BMW New Vehicle Press Release
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Changes to the 1-Series in 2011 confirm what has been widely speculated:

Engine change to the new TwinScroll Single Turbo 6-cylinder engine (N55)
300HP @ 5800
300lb-ft @ 1200-5000
Now with Valvetronic
New 7-Speed DCT is now optional
Optional Harmon Kardon sound system now available

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2011 1-series gets DCT transmission

01/04/2010 at 5:10 PM
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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

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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.

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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.

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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

Official BMW New Vehicle Press Release
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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

BMW Spyshot
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The 2011 model year switchover schedule has been distributed to BMW Military Sales personnel. Details inside.

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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.

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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