We’ve finally spotted BMW’s answer to the Mercedes CLA and Audi A3 sedan. The F52 1 Series Sedan is built upon the FWD platform which will also underpin the the next generation 1 Series hatchback and 2 Series Coupe/Convertible to follow after this sedan. It will also be offered with AWD xDrive.
BMW has previously gone on the record as saying that it “sees little need for a sedan smaller than the 3-Series,” but it seems that the company has either reversed course, or were … CONTINUED
Dyno results, pics and video from the South African BMW Fanatics dyno day event. Check out the sights and results of tuned and untuned BMWs duking it out on the dyno. Includes F80 M3 as well.
An entrancing and hypnotic driving video by a BIMMERPOST member encapsulating his 2 day, 22 hour, 9 alpine pass, 885 mile trip in his F20 1 Series.
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.
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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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
Pennines / Yorkshire Dales
This custom M135i gets a 2 Series facelift.
Watch Jeremy Clarkson review the BMW 135i hatchback in a recent Top Gear episode. The M135i is compared to the MK7 Volkswagen GTI.
Jethro compares the Audi S3 against the BMW M135i on track at Bedford Autodrome.
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.
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
In this video review Autoexpress tests the BMW M135i against the Mercedes A45 AMG – with a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine it’s going to be a stern rival for the BMW.
The BMW gets a six-cylinder engine, revs to 7000rpm but peak torque is at just 1300rpm, so it has instant power. It does come in manual, but we’ve got the eight-speed automatic gearbox. Autoexpress took it around our track in just 1 minute 14 seconds.
Chris Harris gives us his thoughts on the M135i hatchback versus the Mercedes A45 AMG hatchback. Winner? View inside.
Review by a BIMMERPOST member comparing his M135i hatchback to the A45 AMG hatchback following a test drive.
The Hong Kong BMW M135i Owners Group had a gathering over the weekend which saw a great turnout — 10 x M135i, 4 x 328i (F30), 1 x GTR, 1 x E36, 1 x Evo and 2 x M135i that met up later.
Autocar’s hot hatch shootout featuring the BMW M135i, Mercedes A45 AMG and the VW GTI.
BMW has released an M Performance Power Kit for the F20 125i with N20B20 engine.
It increases the factory 218 hp / 310 Nm to 238 hp / 350 Nm and of course retains the factory warranty.
This extra power drops the 0-100 km/h (0-62mph) acceleration from 6.4 to 5.9 seconds, with a top speed of 250 km/h.
It’s price at 899-999 euro /