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Old 02-11-2005, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by MADCAT
Don't bother with this car...TOP GEAR doesn't recommend driving or buying this thing.
So I have heard. But then again, I have very little respect for TOP GEAR after their "review" of the C6. Very very little respect.
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Old 02-11-2005, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by charliemike
Err, it's actually about 6.1 to 60 (6.2 to 62mph)
The 0-60 for this car will probably be more like 5.9 or even 5.8.
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Old 02-11-2005, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by cob3683
I want to see them actually make this and bring it over. As light as the old E30 M3 but with the engine of the new one

This looks like a rendition of the 2-series. Put it in the 2-Series thread here
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Old 02-11-2005, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Zapata
4 cylinder or the 6?

The latest news is about the 130i. So it's the new 3 liter six.
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Old 02-11-2005, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by gavriil
The latest news is about the 130i. So it's the new 3 liter six.

price? sorry if it's been asked.....we talking about the hatch back
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Old 02-11-2005, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by cob3683
I want to see them actually make this and bring it over. As light as the old E30 M3 but with the engine of the new one


Looks a little like a baby 6-series.
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Old 05-16-2005, 11:09 AM
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I saw a 1-series in San Antonio this weekend. It had plates from Mexico. I guess they sell them in Mexico. I wonder if it would be possible to bring one over to the states. It looked damned good. Sorta like a BMW and a Mazda3 had a baby.
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Old 05-16-2005, 07:02 PM
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I'm under the impression the 1 is coming over for sure.
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This looks like fun:








Something tells me it would lose a little nimbleness with that lump under the hood, but it certainly would surprise a viper at a stoplight
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Old 05-16-2005, 08:13 PM
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V8?

I want to see the specs of this car.
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Old 05-16-2005, 08:24 PM
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Not just any V8, it's from the E39 M5.
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Old 05-16-2005, 08:39 PM
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Is there anymore news on when the 1 series will hit US shores???
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Old 05-17-2005, 08:29 AM
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Anyone else find it funny that the BMWs are on Mercedes Trucks? (on page 8)

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Originally Posted by sarlacc23
Is there anymore news on when the 1 series will hit US shores???
Once they decide they'll make on it. Probably waiting to see how the A3 sells.
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Originally Posted by MSZ
V8?

I want to see the specs of this car.
More specs here: http://www.automotorundsport.de/d/71743
Bring your translator with you
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Old 05-17-2005, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Dan Martin
More specs here: http://www.automotorundsport.de/d/71743
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Old 05-17-2005, 05:26 PM
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damn. the BMW 3.0 engine is pretty underrated. just imagine it in this little thing. but i guess they need this to stand side by side with the S3, no?
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Old 05-17-2005, 06:18 PM
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Anyone else find it funny that the BMWs are on Mercedes Trucks? (on page 8)

<remark on pic>

A Mercedes can bring driving pleasure too

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Old 05-17-2005, 07:34 PM
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Not bad...looks pretty good
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Old 05-19-2005, 03:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Dan Martin
Not just any V8, it's from the E39 M5.
Lol...i am all over the M1 if it comes...0-60 = mid 4s or better...the E39 M5 di mid 4s rite?
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Old 05-19-2005, 11:07 AM
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I dont know what this V8 badge doing on the 1 series but if it's truly a V8 in there, it's from a modification house. There are no plans for such an engine in the 1 series for any country the 1 will be sold.
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Old 05-19-2005, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by gavriil
I dont know what this V8 badge doing on the 1 series but if it's truly a V8 in there, it's from a modification house. There are no plans for such an engine in the 1 series for any country the 1 will be sold.
If you look on the side of the car you can see "Hartge" ... That's the tuner that stuffed the V8 in the 130i
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Old 05-19-2005, 11:21 AM
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Old 05-19-2005, 11:55 AM
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Old 05-19-2005, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by charliemike
If you look on the side of the car you can see "Hartge" ... That's the tuner that stuffed the V8 in the 130i
There you go... Thanks.
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Old 05-20-2005, 04:38 PM
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The 130i sprints from 0-100 in 6.2sec...that pretty good...and oh, it going on sale in the Autumn in Canada, according to the letter from the BMW dealer
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looks like it has dents.......
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Hmm... looks interesting...
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looks like it has dents.......
Looks like a Scion...
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Old 07-12-2005, 04:08 PM
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New for 2006:

130i (265HP / 315Nm) - newly tuned engine

M sport package, adaptive xenon headlights, Bluetooth and BMW Online/Assist also available for 1-series.

New generation of DSC+ standard on all DSC equipped models.

3D Navigation display with Bird-View standard on NAV Pro system.

Source: BMW
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WHEN DOES THIS COME TO THE STATES????
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Old 07-12-2005, 04:10 PM
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Looks a whole lot better as a coupe.
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Old 07-12-2005, 04:33 PM
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The 135i should be real fun to drive. It should remind people of the original M3 or even the 2002 BMW cars.
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Old 07-12-2005, 04:36 PM
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Also, 265HP 315Nm engine in the 135i will be introduced in other models (3, 5, 6, Z4, X3 etc) in 2007 models (starting in spring 2006). That's 265 PS which is probably close to 260HP SAE NET by the way.
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BMW range gets sporty - - Source: Autocar

Latest releases from Munich include a long-awaited M-Sport package for the 1-series, with the new 3-series also getting a makeover from the Motorsport division. The M-Sport pack brings external body styling accessories, fresh interior trim and sports suspension, and both go on sale in October.

If you want the performance to match the new butch looks, the 258bhp 130i should suffice. Powered by a hefty 3.0-litre straight-six, it weighs in at an equally hefty £25,745 for the SE or £26,515 for the M-Sport. Sources from the company have also hinted that the Mini’s new 1.6-litre engine may make an appearance in one of BMW’s rear-drive cars. A turbocharged unit, capable of producing 143bhp, would seem like an ideal fit for the 1-series range.

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Old 07-20-2005, 02:59 PM
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Looks good and I bet it's a blast to drive, but that's just way too much money.
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It's still ugly and it's still overpriced. Pass...
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Originally Posted by germancarfans.com
At the upcoming Geneva Motor Show BMW will release the sporty three-door variant of the current 1-Series model which so far was available as a five-door only.

The three-door’s side doors are larger, and the B-pillars are set further back within the wheel-base. The pictured prototype has no disguise, and judging from the double exhaust pipes the car is equipped with a 3.0 litre six cylinder fuel engine delivering about 250 HP.

The 1-Series three-door model is expected to be in the dealerships from summer 2006 on.
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BMW 1-Series Destined for U.S. - - Source: The Car Connection

Tom Purves, BMW North America president and CEO, says the German luxury carmaker is planning to bring a version of its 1-Series to the United States. However, it won't reach the U.S. market for another three years, which is when BMW has scheduled a re-do of the vehicle. The problem with bringing the current version to the U.S. sooner is that BMW isn't convinced that Americans really like hatchbacks. Thus the company has decided to wait until other versions of the 1-Series are available for export to the U.S. Purves also said in the interview that BMW is still hurting from the fluctuations in the exchange rate. "The problem with hedging strategies is that you don't get the full benefit when things turn around (in your favor)," he said. "There is a time lag," he added.-Joe Szczesny
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