$55,000 "Projekt1" BMW 135i Takes Gold In Dealer-Installed Optioning

If Classic BMW of Plano, Texas endeavored to build the most optioned BMW 135i » 8/22/08 4:20pm 8/22/08 4:20pm ever, we think they were successful with this . We were only able to up-option a 1-series to but the clever mechanics at Classic are just better at this than we are. Starting with an already loaded 1-series with an MSRP of $42,900, the…

HARTGE Gives BMW 1-Series The Carbon Fiber It Was Missing

We can imagine that tuners have been anxious to start hawking their gear for the 2008 BMW 1-Series as the car has a lot of potential and lacks an "M" version. HARTGE, which also tunes the hatch version, has their first round of offerings available and they include the expected wheel/tire combinations, an adjustable… » 3/13/08 1:30pm 3/13/08 1:30pm

AC Schnitzer Takes On The 1-Series With The ACS1 3.5i

The tuners of all things BMW and Land Rover have taken on the new BMW 1-series coupé with what they're calling the ACS1 3.5i. AC Schnitzer's tunage is highlighted by — a "Turbo logo on the front spoiler." OK, they've done much more than that, but that's what the release starts out with so we couldn't just leave it… » 11/29/07 8:00am 11/29/07 8:00am

BMW 1-Series & Mini Clubman Prices Announced

The guys over at Kicking Tires have the scoop on pricing today, with announcements for both the BMW 1-Series and Mini Clubman. BMW's Mini Clubman is going to start out just under the $20K mark at $19,950 for the stock version (before all the real charges) and $23,450 for the turbocharged Clubman S. That's a premium of… » 11/15/07 4:30pm 11/15/07 4:30pm

How Many Jalopnik Readers Are Going To Buy A BMW 135i?

Look, stop whining about the no diesel option or lack of body styles and concentrate on what's important. The 135i has the same 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline motivator that BMW conservatively rates at 300 hp. Actual numbers are higher, most likely in the 330 hp range. The 335i weighs a portly 3,660 lbs. and still… » 7/03/07 12:45pm 7/03/07 12:45pm

Ford Is Readying A Trio Of Twin-Turbo Engines

Looks like BMW isn't the only new twin-turbo sheriff in town. Back during the Detroit Show we hipped you to the knowledge that FoMoCo was readying a "twin-force" V6 good for over 400 hp that would be showing up in a Lincoln flagship. Not good enough for Mulally, apparently. Turns out that Dearborn is actually… » 7/02/07 2:00pm 7/02/07 2:00pm

The 2008 BMW 1-Series Coming To America, Now With Official Press Photos!

The 2008 BMW 1-Series coupe has been officially, though somewhat anticlimactically, released. Considering most of the specs and details of the new four-seater rear-drive coupe have made their way online this past week, we're surprised the BMW PR team has anything else to talk about. But they've found a few… » 7/01/07 11:00am 7/01/07 11:00am