The photos and details of the new 1-Series sporthatch came on like a flood over the weekend. However, the videos have been coming out at a trickle pace, and here are new shots of the 1er SportLine edition driving through the hills, with a nice tune in the background. Enjoy!
Here’s a great feature video featuring the Arkym Fire Orange M3 Supercharged with the ESS VT2-650 blower being dyno’d. Listen to that sound! Some bonus feature photos are also inside.
What Car? provides the first video preview coverage of the F20 1-series. Featured in the video is a glacier silver F20.
Over the weekend, the all new 1-Series was released, and typical for a new BMW release, there has been alot of conversation and controversy over the styling.
BMW has gone ahead and put up this single picture of the M-Sport to tantalize us until the full wallpapers are released.
Probably the most striking feature of the M-Sport 1er will be the addition of Estoril Blue Metallic as a new color option. This will not be available on non M-Sport equiped vehicles.
The M-Sport package consists of all new bumpers and sills with new M light alloy wheels in either 17″ or 18″. The chrome trim is replaced by high-gloss Shadow Line trim.
On the interior, the M-Sport package includes some typical and some new elements. Equipment includes an M leather … CONTINUED
Here is the first video of the F20 1-series 5-door hatchback. It’s a short one, but it’s the first live motion clip of the next generation BMW 1-series, and first live comparison to its predecessor, the E87 hatchback. As you watch the video, keep in mind however that the E87 is an M-sport model, so the comparison isn’t exactly apples-to-apples so to speak.
This particular red F20 is the “Sport Line” model. Compared to the E87, the body is 85 millimeters (3.35 inches) longer, wheelbase 30 millimeters (1.18 inches) longer, front track 51 millimeters (2 inches) wider, and rear track 72 millimeters (2.83 inches) wider.
OFFICIAL RELEASE: BMW 1-series Hatchback (F20). Here is all the just-released official information and media for the F20 1-series hatchback. Full gallery and press release INSIDE.
Autobild recently conducted another track comparison review involving the BMW 1-series M Coupe. Stepping into the ring this time were the Audi RS 3 and the Ford Focus RS 500. The results? The BMW 1M wins, with the Audi finishing second and the Ford last. As seen in the test data below, the Audi with its AWD Quattro is the quickest in a straight line. The Audi also offers the most compliant ride according to Autobild. However, once the cars hit the track, the tide quickly turned. The 1M was already roughly 4 tenths faster than the RS 3 after the first lap. The gap opened further in subsequent laps due to the Audi’s front weight, AWD bias, and tire/brake fade. The Ford Focus RS … CONTINUED
Must see for M Fans. Here’s a great video into why BMW called M the most powerful letter. Insight into how M cars are crafted - design, clay modeling, wind tunnel testing, engine development and testing, dyne testing, and finally the real world testing at the Nurburgring.
New Making-Of behind the scenes video of the BMW 328 Hommage photo and video shoots - centered around BMW Design and Christopher Wilson’s photoshoot, this glimpse into the makings of a great photo is not to be missed.