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2014 BMW 1-Series

BMW officially announces the 1-Series coupe and convertible are dead after 2014 model year

In a recent press release covering all of the 2014 model year changes for BMW, the Munich-based automaker has confirmed that production for the first and last rear-wheel drive BMW 1-Series coupe and convertible ever has ceased production as of August 2013 for the coupe, and June 2013 for the Convertible. Replacing these two in […]

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Report: BMW’s front-wheel driven 1-Series due in 2017

In a sort of follow up to the already pretty established rumors, BMW is said to be moving forward with a front-wheel driven 1-Series compact luxury model to compete against the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. The new entry level model will be a sedan and will be the first ever front-wheel drive BMW. Underpinning […]

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Report: Jaguar evaluating entering the luxury sports subcompact wars with a front-wheel drive entry model

Europe is apparently cracking down even harder on EU CO2 regulations, much like the US has their CAFE requirements. And Jaguar is really feeling the weight of these restrictions since fuel economy was never really a concern for the brand until society began bearing down on them. That said, word via AutoCarUK is that Jaguar […]

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Report: BMW 1-Series sedan won’t make it here “for the foreseeable future”

AutomotiveNews recently sat down with BMW of North America’s CEO, Ludwig Willisch, who hopes to bring the Roundel back up to first place in terms of the luxury sales race. That said, BMW as a whole are placing their bets on their future models to help achieve this goal. Though this has arguably led to […]

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Report: BMW undecided about bringing next-gen 1-Series to US in fears of product overlap with MINI

It seems the BMW 1-Series has been destined to a terrible fate as many automobile enthusiasts have become increasingly skeptical of how BMW is planning the entry-level model’s future. The first generation took off decently well in both its home turf and our shores by developing a cult status amongst enthusiasts. But in erratic shifts […]

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Report: BMW’s Dr. Nitschke wants 1-Series M-Coupe successor, confirms no AWD for M5/M6, M3 maybe called M4

BMW enthusiast website BMWBlog.com reportedly received the scoop on some exciting new information surrounding the famous Roundel. After sitting down with BMW M’s CEO, Dr. Friedrich Nitschke for an interview, BMWBlog reports that BMW will be producing a successor to the greatly loved BMW 1-Series M-Coupe. “We stopped the production of the 1 Series M […]

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BMW and NHTSA recall variety of 2007-2012 BMW 1-, 3-, and Z4 models over apparent electrical wear and tear

BMW in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall for a select group of 2007-2012 BMW models over an electrical fault. But there’s something rather interesting about this recall. In the press release, the issue apparently lies with the positive connectors on the batteries, where they were found to “degrade […]

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Report: BMW M235i production to begin in Nov. 2013 for 2014 launch

BMW enthusiast site BMWBlog.com reported recently that BMW will begin production of its latest rear-wheel drive 1-Series successor, the 2-series, but in the form of the M235i coupe. Production is slated to being sometime in November of 2013 for a 2014 launch. Built on the new modular architecture designed by BMW, the new M235i is […]

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Recalls: Certain BMW 1-Series ActiveE recalled for improper lubrication

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall in conjunction with BMW of North America for certain 2011 1-Series ActiveE electric cars. The ones of concern were made between August 17t, 2011 and December 19, 2011. The issue lies with “insufficient” sealing of the drivetrain housing assembly. There may be a lack of […]

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BMW 1 Series Limited Edition Lifestyle Coupe

BMW 1 Series Limited Edition Lifestyle to debut in Detroit

Along with the new BMW 4 Series Concept, the Z4 and the new M6 Gran Coupe, BMW will be showing a special-edition version of the 1 Series lineup. Known as the Limited Edition Lifestyle, the package will be available on the BMW 1 Series Coupe and Convertible. What does it add? Here is a description […]

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