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We're coming to you live from the 2012 Paris motor show and our first car covered is the BMW M135i 3-door hatchback. This model had its world public debut at the 2012 AMI show in May, but its showing here at the 2012 Paris motor show represents its biggest audience ... CONTINUED
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At the 2012 Paris Motor Show, three fascinating concept studies will point the way forward to a future defined by both sustainability and driving pleasure. What is more, BMW sends out an impressive signal in terms of efficiency, premium quality and innovative technology with its latest models in a range ... CONTINUED
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First videos of the BMW Concept Active Tourer which will become the FWD 1 Series GT. The concept will debut later this month at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Footage featuring both the exterior and the interior of the Active Tourer.
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Japanese tuner IND releases its F20 / F21 1 Series Hatchback cosmetic program. The program features a urethane front lip, roof spoiler, pedal set, e-brake handle, and exhaust system developed with technology partner Arqray. They expect to offer even more F20 / F22 products in the future.
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The FWD 1 Series "Compactive Tourer," - the first model in BMW's upcoming lineup of FWD 1 series cars, will be making its world public premiere at the 2012 Paris autoshow in late September, but a purported design diagram of its rear lights has now been revealed. The FWD 1 ... CONTINUED
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The BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe, Z4 Roadster, 1 Series Coupe were ranked highest of their respective segments in the 2012 Total Quality Index™ (TQI) study conducted by Strategic Vision. Total Quality measures how closely the experience of quality matches the explicit desires of the customer. "Delivering vehicles of the highest ... CONTINUED
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The BMW Group has extended its premium car sharing program DriveNow to the US. DriveNow launched in San Francisco with 70 BMW ActiveE electric vehicles. The innovative mobile parking solution, ParkNow, will debut in the Californian city in September. Here is a video detailing the DriveNow and ParkNow programs.
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On a recent Saturday, 1ADDICTS members visited Manhart Racing GmbH in Wuppertal, near the Essen area in NRW (Western Germany). The Chef/Boss & Technical Director of Manhart Racing GmbH, Christoph Erfurt showed us around the shop and exlpained in detail any questions we had of their various project cars. While Benedict ... CONTINUED
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BMW has issued a service bulletin (SIB / TSB) affecting owners of a BMW powered by the 6 cylinder N54 turbo engine. It extends the warranty on the N54 turbochargers for any failure of a turbocharger caused by a defect in the turbo wastegate. Here is the full ... CONTINUED
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KW has released its V2 and V3 (Variant 2 & 3) "inox-line" coilovers for the BMW 3-series Type 3L (F30) & BMW 1-series Type 1K4 (F20/F21) For more than five generations the BMW 3-series is one of the most successful models of the Munich manufacturer. Also for the new BMW F30, ... CONTINUED
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BMW has issue a service bulletin (SIB / TSB) which will allow dealers across the country to reprogram / code all BMW models with the Auto Start-Stop feature so that the system defaults to the "Last User mode" (last used setting) the next time that the car is turned on. ... CONTINUED
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After achieving record sales in the first half of 2012, the BMW Group reported its best-ever sales result for July. With a total of 135,537 (prev. yr. 129,102) BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles delivered worldwide last month, the company increased its sales by 5.0% compared to the previous year. ... CONTINUED
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According to a report from Automotive News, BMW is considering adding a second North American plant - in Mexico. It would join the Sprtanburg, SC plant as the only other BMW plant in N.A. Production at the Spartanburg plant has included the X5, X6, X3, and Z4 (no longer built in ... CONTINUED
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The BMW 1 Series GT (AKA Compactive Sports Tourer Concept), BMW's first ever first front wheel drive model is expected to debut at the upcoming 2012 Paris Motor Show at the end of September. The 1GT shares the UKL platform with the upcoming next generation MINI. BMW inside Scott26 provides ... CONTINUED
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Here's a video summarizing the M135i hatchback [official thread] [reviews]. Although the M135i will not be available in the North American market, it's recently been rumored that a M235i coupe (2 Series coupe version of the M135i) will be the first M Performance Automobile to be introduced to the US market. ... CONTINUED
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BMW Group remains on successful course in second quarter 01.08.2012 - New record figures for sales volume and revenues - Second-best quarterly earnings in the company's history - Profit before financial result amounts to € 2.27 billion - Automotive Segment second-quarter EBIT margin of 11.6% - BMW Group reaffirms targets for financial year 2012 Munich. The BMW ... CONTINUED
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The 2014 M3 (F80) prototype which was spotted in Los Angeles this past weekend has made its way into the California Mojave Desert's Death Valley for high temperature testing. With high temperature testing always comes the removal of some front end camouflage, necessary to increase the prototypes' air intake and cooling; ... CONTINUED
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Although it's a powerful beast, it's clear that a stock F10 M5 is no match for the Ferrari 458 on the track. But, how about a tuned M5 with 640hp? The M5 is tuned by PP-Performance to 640HP and 780 NM torque. Goes from 0-100kmh in 3.9 seconds ... CONTINUED
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