The BMW 1 Series hatchback is near the top of my “forbidden foreign fruit” car list. For two generations now, it’s offered hatch practicality with manual gearboxes, potent four- and six-cylinder generations and glorious rear-wheel drive. What’s not to love? Problem is, it was never sold in America—but this one on …
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Well, isn’t this an interesting surprise right after the LA Auto Show! Right after we were all done gorging ourselves on hors d’oeuvres and those little bottles of hotel room booze I think I can expense, BMW goes and drops a new concept compact sedan on the world. It’s called the Concept Compact Sedan!
BMW has just given the 1 Series Hatchback the ole nip/tuck treatment and, to these eyes, has dramatically improved it. The previous 1 Series Hatchback to me looked a bit frumpy and just never seemed right. Not that it was ugly, just not particularly good looking either.
BMW, the company that once bragged in ads like this one that they do not make front-wheel drive cars for a good reason, has decided the rabbit with giant front feet may not be so bad after all and has greenlit a front-wheel drive 1-Series. Repent, for the end is nigh!
Last week, the first uncovered photos of the BMW 2-Series hit the web. I like it. But it got me thinking about the outgoing BMW 1-Series, and why years from now, it may be the most sought after Bimmer of our time by enthusiasts, weekend racers and hoons on a budget. Now might be the ideal time to snatch one up.
Just what is up with the BMW 1-Series these days, anyway? The small coupe we Americans get was replaced with a new three- or five-door hatch in the European market back in 2011 called the F20. That hasn't come stateside yet, and reportedly, its successor might not either.
One unfortunate side effect of the increase in technology on automobiles is what has happened to engine sounds.
We understand that your 1-series coupe is the littlest car BMW makes, but there's no way you thought it wouldn't get stuck on that pedestrian bridge. Surely you're not that stupid.
Ain't no fruit sweeter than a forbidden one. Just ask Eve. Fans in the United States get a plethora of BMW 1 Sseries products, including a convertible and the delightful 1M Coupe. They should be content, but then BMW drops this. It's the BMW M135i three-door hatch concept and the yearning begins yet again. Damn you,…
Normally the travails of two lawyers with a minor defect in their BMW 1-Series wouldn't be enough to even lift our fingers from the Xbox controlers, but when you're threatening lawsuits because your navigation system doesn't show your house, it's time to press pause.
Two unidentified individuals recently flogged a dealership-fresh BMW 1M at high speeds on residential streets. One of them caught it on video. That video wound up on YouTube. You can guess what happened next.
This dolled-up European BMW 1-Series may just be fitted with a modified M-Package, but more likely it's a performance concept set for an anticipated debut. Either way, this "BMW Performance Studie 1-Series" was recently spotted at a dealer presentation in Germany.
Images of the European 1 Series leaked to the web today, revealing a heavily massaged shape with much in common with BMW's recently updated 5 and 7 Series models.
It only took Chinese programmers An Jiaxuan and a friend 20 days to build a remote-controlled BMW 1-Series, using a Nokia C7 as a controller. How'd they do it? Massive amounts of geekery and a little support from Nokia Asia.
That's Alpine White, to be exact. A Driving-Fun photog caught several shots of a showroom-prepped BMW 1M somewhere in the Netherlands. Apparently it made it through the wilderness, and soon will be touched for the very first time.