Frankfurt Auto Show: BMW 1-Series

From the old BMW 2002 reborn with a 300 horsepower twin-turbo inline six department comes the new BMW 1-Series 135i Coupe. Flame surfacing denies any retro styling from resurfacing, but the rear-wheel drive and 300 foot pounds of torque is something that gets our vote. The little turbo spools up and starts delivering… » 9/12/07 1:30pm 9/12/07 1:30pm

US Specs of BMW 1-Series Coupe Arrive Early Too

And so it goes. Details on BMW's US-bound 1-Series coupe leaked out today, on the heels of the UK version. In American spec, the heralded 135i with the twin-turbo, three-liter six, will get 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque at 1,400 rpm. Zero to sixty is still a claimed 5.3 seconds, which could be understated… » 6/28/07 1:24pm 6/28/07 1:24pm