BMW 1-Series Coming to US Spring 2008

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Whether or not you think the new BMW 1-Series is the spiritual successor to the beloved 2002, or just a message of false hope from Munich, the car's entry date is set. BMW 128i fan site, ahem, BMW128i.com, procured two images from a BMW Flash page. The slideshow compares the coming 1er to the 1968 BMW 2002, and confirms the miniature coup-ay will debut in Spring 2008. Will it do better than the company's previous dabblings in the downmarket? We're optimistic. [via BMW128i.com]

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@Bumblebee: They claim the traction control system mimics the effect of an LSD. I suspect the real reason is to keep the 135 from beating the M3 around the 'ring.