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BMW 1 Series Questions

Latonya Brown
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My 2000 740il Bmw Will Not Go In Drive But It Wii Go In Reverse

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Thuv47
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How Do I Ibstall The Bmw Cupholder Into The Center Console Right Of The Gea...

Bought the BMW cupholder thinking it was an easy install. (128i) It looks like it needs cutting into side of center console. Not sure of that.

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0911hua
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How To Operate Launch Obd2 Code Creader V ?

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Gloria Pedroza
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Vibrates And Its Hard To Shift

bmw 323i station wagon o2

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Silkaroo
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How Can I Edit My Price? & Don't See Where To "save"

How do I edit my price? Where is "save" to save my add?

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Older BMW 1 Series

2007 BMW 1 Series Overview
2007 BMW 1 Series
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2007 BMW 1 Series reviews:
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2006 BMW 1 Series Overview
2006 BMW 1 Series
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2006 BMW 1 Series reviews:
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2005 BMW 1 Series Overview
2005 BMW 1 Series
61 pictures
2005 BMW 1 Series reviews:
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2004 BMW 1 Series Overview
2004 BMW 1 Series
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2004 BMW 1 Series reviews:
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About the BMW 1 Series

For decades, the 3-Series occupied the entry-level slot in BMW's lineup, serving as little brother to its larger 5-Series and 7-Series siblings. But in recent years, the 3-Series has grown up in size and price, leaving a hole of sorts (and an opportunity) at the lower end of the lineup. Enter the BMW 1-Series, a small, sporty coupe that will slot into the position previously occupied by the 3-Series as BMW's entry-level vehicle.

The 1-Series has been on sale in Europe, in various configurations, since 2004. Among those European configurations was a unique-looking hatchback, but in bringing the 1-Series across the pond, BMW has left the hatchback on European shores. Instead, for its first year, the North American version of the 1-Series takes the form of two coupes and a convertible, which share an overall muscular new design with flared shoulder lines, frameless doors, an integrated spoiler in the trunklid and, of course, that distinctive twin-kidney grille.

In designing the 1-Series, BMW placed a premium on performance, and in that regard the 1-Series does not disappoint. Drivers can choose from two engines, including a 230-horsepower, 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine, which comes in the 128i coupe and and convertible trims, and a turbocharged 300-horsepower, 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder, available in the 135i coupe. Beyond that, the 1-Series comes with all the latest mechanical and safety features, as well as upscale interior appointments and gadgets.

In many ways, the 1-Series takes after the BMW 2002, a light, quick, and agile sports coupe introduced in the late 1960s. The four-passenger, two-door 2002 quickly gained a reputation as a comfortable, high-performance car that set the standard for a new type of vehicle. That reputation extends to the 1-Series, which is similarly light on its feet while packing plenty of power under the hood. And the 1-Series' rear-wheel-drive setup, with the engine at the front driving the wheels at the rear, ensures good overall balance, that trademark BMW "feel," and optimal traction, stability, and handling.