Tag Archives: BMW 1-Series

Report: BMW is already planning big things, including six new FWD models

BMW is going the way of the sacrilege as it seeks to beef up its front-wheel drive offerings. According to AutoExpress in the UK, BMW is set to reveal up to six new front-wheel driven models by the end of 2017. Several of those include the already existing 2-Series Active Tourer, a future seven-seat model for […]

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Report: Toyota could sell their own version of the BMW 1-Series

Toyota isn’t unfamiliar to the badgineering crowd…they have Lexus to boot. Though, Toyota is rumored to possible offer their own version of the next-generation BMW 1-Series, closing the ties even more between their collaborative efforts in the future. Word comes from Best Car Magazine and rumors point to a codename of 69DZ and is expected […]

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Report: BMW 1-Series to be larger and front-wheel drive

AutoExpress in the UK reports with some follow-up details surrounding the much-anticipated next-generation 1-series, which is expected to drop its rear-wheel drive platform for BMW’s latest UKL1 platform, the same platform used for the new generation of Mini and BMW’s 2-Series Active Tourer MPV. This latest report confirms the original plans of the 1-Series becoming […]

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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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