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BMW 1M successor on the way, M6 Gran Coupe will forego xDrive

If you're anything like us, the first half of that headline made you smile. The BMW 1 Series M Coupe was, without a doubt, one of our favorite cars from the past few years, and according to a BMWBlog interview, Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, head of the company's M division, has confirmed that a successor is in the works. "We haven't made a decision yet, but the 1M coupe was so successful, that in my opinion, I am absolutely sure we will build a successor," Nitschke told BMWBlog. Currently, BMW only offers the M135i version of the new 1 Series hatch in Europe, which Nitschke says is "not a pur... Read More

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    Confirmed: BMW 1M successor on the way, M6 Gran Coupe will forego xDrive
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    If you're anything like us, the first half of that headline made you smile. The BMW 1 Series M Coupe was, without a doubt, one of our favorite cars from the past few years, and according to a BMWBlog interview, Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, head of the company's M division, has confirmed that a successor is in the works. "We haven't made a decision yet, but ...

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    Spy Shots: BMW 2 Series Convertible goes for a drive in the cold
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    The BMW 2 Series is the car that will eventually replace the 1 Series here in North America (remember: the 1 Series moniker will live on to describe the hatchback models in other markets), and while we've seen the new coupe out on the prowl, we're now seeing the droptop version out on the road. We don't have much information about the new 2er models, only ...

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    First Drive: BMW 1 Series with B38 three-cylinder engine
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    Downsizing For BMW's Front-Wheel-Drive And i Futures The red five-door BMW 1 Series seen in this photo gallery has little to do with what is actually of importance here. What we've just tested at an airfield not far from Munich, Germany, is a new 1.5-litre TwinPower Turbo inline three-cylinder gas engine that we'll be hearing an awful lot about in the ...

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    Official: BMW confirms 1 Series Limited Edition for Detroit Auto Show reveal
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    BMW is headed to the 2013 Detroit Auto Show with a new Limited Edition Lifestyle package for the company's 1 Series Coupe and Convertible models. The coupe kit is available in exclusive Mineral White metallic paint or two other colours, along with 18-inch alloy wheels. By comparison, the droptop receives a brown soft top with silver pigment. Indoors, ...

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    Spy Shots: Best look at BMW's forthcoming 1 Series GT
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    A new era of front-wheel-drive BMW vehicles, riding on a platform that is to be shared with Mini and dubbed with the 1 Series GT moniker, is out in the world. Following closely the form set by the BMW Concept Active Tourer that we snapped in Paris this year. The new small BMW has a revised roofline and A-pillar shape compared with the prototype vehicle ...

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    Official: 600-hp G-Power 1 Series is excessively fast
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    Save some unforeseen circumstance we've yet to encounter, you'll never hear us turn down shoving extra horsepower at a vehicle. The minds at G-Power seem to understand that concept better than most and have just finished pumping a full 600 horsepower into the BMW 1 Series M Coupe. The team is calling their newest creation the G1 Hurricane RS, and the car ...

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    Report: BMW maintains sales lead over Audi, Mercedes-Benz
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    In the battle for luxury car dominance, BMW has managed to hold on to its place at the top of the pile, for now. Global sales rose 14.3 per cent last month, to 146,843 units, on strong sales in China and global sales of the 1 Series small car (pictured). That brings BMW's sales through nine months up 8.6 per cent, to 1.11 million vehicles. Meanwhile Audi ...

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    2013 BMW M135i xDrive adds all-wheel drive to performance hatchback platform
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    The new-for-2013 BMW 1 Series three-door is a wonderful thing in any of the configurations that we don't get to buy here in the North America (We know, we're like a broken record with this "forbidden fruit" bit these days, but the fly-away auto shows really bring it out of us.) Of course, the best of all versions, it is easy to assume, is this BMW M135i ...

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    Paris: BMW Concept Active Tourer breaks with tradition, goes front-wheel drive [w/video]
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    We've seen the leaked photos and finally the web reveal before the Paris Motor Show, but now the BMW Concept Active Tourer is here, in all its diminutive, plug-in glory. BMW is billing its two-box Concept Active Tourer as a study in both design and powertrain. With an upright driving position and Hofmeister kink at the D-pillar, the Concept Active Tourer ...

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    Official: BMW's xDrive coming for 1 Series line
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    As part of its Paris Motor Show festivities, BMW will be debuting new all-wheel-drive versions of the European-spec 1 Series hatchback. At the show, the German automaker will show off the two AWD-equipped models that will be available at launch, the diesel-powered 120d xDrive and the range-topping M135i xDrive – a car that we've already sampled (and ...