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Old 01-12-2006, 12:54 AM
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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
on the bolded. that and they really need to readjust the price on those cars. for m-sport money i much rather get another car.
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Old 01-12-2006, 07:43 AM
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BMW is probably looking at the A3 to judge what to do. If A3 sales take off I'd assume the launch of the 1 series would move up.
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Hmm... so I guess I'll have to wait 3 years for a 1 series coupe based M2
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Old 01-14-2006, 02:58 PM
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Stupid Americans......bring on the hatch!
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Old 12-11-2006, 06:04 AM
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http://germancarscene.com/2006/12/11/bmw-135ti-spotted/

Here’s a few more pictures of BMW’s R32 fighter - the 135ti. Using the same 306 bhp 3L twin turbo unit as the 335i, it look like it’s going to be alot of fun.











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I liked the 318i hatchback that I saw about 8-10 yrs ago here. Americans just like gas guzzling V8's and fat cars.
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Old 12-11-2006, 10:52 AM
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Damn. So that's the 1 series huh? Looks Hot.
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Old 12-11-2006, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
Here’s a few more pictures of BMW’s R32 fighter - the 135ti. Using the same 306 bhp 3L twin turbo unit as the 335i, it look like it’s going to be a lot of fun.
Dear lord ... that much power into such a small auto?!

Not that I'd buy it but ... that's a lot of power.

PS What's up with the 'rear doors' in the pic?
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Old 12-11-2006, 11:19 AM
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When I was in UK, my cousin drove me around in her in this very car. It is not a big car at all...the YARIS is bigger than this.
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The 1 series must be bigger at least than the Mini Cooper I would think.
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UK£ 26 515 = 51 773.189 U.S. dollars........... ugh M3s start at $48,900 ... something in this equation appears to be broken.
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Old 12-11-2006, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by aesir11
UK£ 26 515 = 51 773.189 U.S. dollars........... ugh M3s start at $48,900 ... something in this equation appears to be broken.
116i starts @ £16k.

But yea, £26k for 130i M is a lot of money.
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Old 12-11-2006, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by derrick
PS What's up with the 'rear doors' in the pic?
Looks to be painted on.
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Originally Posted by Black Tire
When I was in UK, my cousin drove me around in her in this very car. It is not a big car at all...the YARIS is bigger than this.
That's why it's a sub-compact.

Everything in Europe is one size smaller than US - the 3 series is a standard size car - the 5 series is a full size car. A class, 1 series, A1/2 are all in the compact premium class - quite popular.

AMG has added its tricks to the A class - makes as much sense as this 135ti.
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Old 12-11-2006, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by derrick

PS What's up with the 'rear doors' in the pic?
Phew. I thought it was my eyes
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Originally Posted by 04EuroAccordTsx
I liked the 318i hatchback that I saw about 8-10 yrs ago here. Americans just like gas guzzling V8's and fat cars.
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I so want a 1 series with a 4 banger in it...

"The 1 Series is the only vehicle in its class featuring rear-wheel drive and a longitudinally-mounted engine."
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Old 12-11-2006, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by aesir11
UK£ 26 515 = 51 773.189 U.S. dollars........... ugh M3s start at $48,900 ... something in this equation appears to be broken.
while that conversion rate may be correct, it doesn't really work to calculate U.S. car prices. They seem to pay a bit more for cars over there.
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Old 12-11-2006, 10:29 PM
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Oh look, a Mini Cooper on steroids!
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Old 12-15-2006, 06:05 PM
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wikipedia.org has an interesting synopsys of this car:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_1_Series



Not saying it doesnt look cool, but a little cute for my taste.
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Old 12-15-2006, 06:21 PM
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^ Good find, and I didn't know 135Ti is coming in 07.
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Old 12-15-2006, 06:22 PM
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Old 12-15-2006, 06:23 PM
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Any word on whether the 135ti will make it to North America? (the only problem is I could see it costing 36-38k loaded.)
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I remember going through this whole bmw 1 wagon vs mazda 3/mps wagon before, but the 1 front still looks pretty weird to me. Its not ugly, it looks strange. The black one looks better but it clearly has some sort of non factory front end on it.
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i saw a bunch of these in Bermuda a few weeks ago. they look pretty good.
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Old 12-16-2006, 07:28 PM
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I remember going through this whole bmw 1 wagon vs mazda 3/mps wagon before, but the 1 front still looks pretty weird to me. Its not ugly, it looks strange. The black one looks better but it clearly has some sort of non factory front end on it.
I think it looks really weird. In the looks department, the Mazda kills it. Personally, I think most people would laugh at it if it didn't have BMW's badge on it.
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I like the Mazda 3 too, but for alot of people, it's not just about the BMW badge, it's about the RWD platform.

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"The 1 Series is the only vehicle in its class featuring rear-wheel drive and a longitudinally-mounted engine."
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Well I got owned trying to post some pic, heres another try
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Yup, in this size/class - the Mazda 3 hatch owns.
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um, what would a mazda 3 have on this car?
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this is great if you like station wagons. these wagon hatches are awful, i cant understand the obsession with them. what do these provide over a sedan? what does a 2 door hatch/wagon provide over a regular coupe? people have strange tastes i suppose.
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when you can put two 26" mountain bikes inside and close the hatch and still ride like a sport sedan, it means something extraordinary.
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this is great if you like station wagons. these wagon hatches are awful, i cant understand the obsession with them. what do these provide over a sedan? what does a 2 door hatch/wagon provide over a regular coupe? people have strange tastes i suppose.
I can put 4 medium moving boxes in the back of it

I have been going back and forth about replacing my Mazda3 with something else but after all the things I've been able to do with it (dogs, guitars, and so on) I'm not sure I can do a swap.

Hatchbacks are really popular in Europe for that very reason.

Americans are very different.
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my g/f grew up with 2 siblings and their family never owned anything more than a sedan. so 2 adults and 3 kids, and they did many road trips including hauling a canoe across multiple states.

i'm still not seeing the point.

they make roof mounted and trunk mounted bike racks for sedans and coupes, wats the difference? and to my knowledge, most newer bikes the wheels come off very easily leaving a fairly light frame, why cant that fit in the back of a car?

< not seeing the point and i assume at this rate, i never will. you can only imagine my thoughts on my minivans/suvs. and if i want to move, ill pay uhaul $20 for a huge truck for the day. =]
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and if i want to move, ill pay uhaul $20 for a huge truck for the day. =]
Plus $.89 a mile
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You guys are missing the point.

This is a car that cant weigh any more than 2800lbs soaking wet that'll be capable of 350-400 RWHP with basic bolt-on mods. Were talking supercar power to weight ratio here and performance #'s here.

Could be one of the best performance values for the buck anywhere.
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um, what would a mazda 3 have on this car?
Price and looks.

If you don't get the appeal of a hatch, you don't get it.
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