2009 BMW 135i, Part Three

Why you should buy the 2009 BMW 135i: » 9/12/08 1:30pm 9/12/08 1:30pm You like the idea of a driver’s car, but you don’t really like driving that much. You heard the 135i was car to drive this fall. You’re a life-long BMW fan and you have a penchant for blinders. You’re a badge snob. You’re all of the above and you really don’t have an eye for a…

2009 BMW 135i, Part Two

Exterior Design: **** » 9/11/08 4:00pm 9/11/08 4:00pm Easily the best-looking Bangle BMW, the excels in proportion, if not in detail. Straight from the front, there’s little indication of the 135i’s purpose, but from there back it’s classic BMW two-door updated for the 21st century. Restraint and simplicity do the 135i’s interior many favors.…

2009 BMW 135i, Part One

Perhaps more than any other car in its range, the 2009 BMW 135i » 9/10/08 4:00pm 9/10/08 4:00pm carries the weight of customer expectation on its shoulders. Supposedly the antithesis to the soft, the bloated and overcomplicated cars dominating BMW's range for the majority of this decade, people want the 135i to herald a return to the simple,…

$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…

EXCLUSIVE: "The Ramp", A Documentary by Jeff Schultz

"There's a fine line between genius, and insanity — and a hair brained scheme, and a revolutionary idea." posits this film, and we agree. As a result of our early discovery of the 2009 BMW 1-Series themed Rampenfest viral marketing campaign, we have been offered the exclusive rights to bring you the world wide… » 4/04/08 10:20am 4/04/08 10:20am

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 sport … » 3/13/08 1:30pm 3/13/08 1:30pm

The Ten Most Outrageous Car MSRP's

When we asked if you could beat a $38K Accord in terms of ridiculous MSRP's, we didn't think it would be so easy. For one, you actually topped a $37,580 Accord with a $39,122 Accord Coupe. Then you were able to take the base model, entry-level cars and load them up with so many extra options that these once… » 2/11/08 12:30pm 2/11/08 12:30pm

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