BMW 1 Series Model Overview

BMW 1 Series Questions

The Electical Switch Which Works The Windows And Wing Mirrors Won’t Work I ...

The electical switch which works the windows and wing mirrors won’t work I have fitted a temp mirror as the last one was broker off.

Some 'normal' Oil In 'atf Only' Box

Hi, I just found out that my wife put some normal oil in the "atf oil only" part 2 days ago. Drove 200km since, didn't feel anything unusual. Apparently the warning light for oil came on so she though...

Car Remapping

I am getting my car remapped next week. It ‘will’ deliver a 30% power increase increaing the bhp to 114 to 190 and the torque from 220nm to 400. Will it make a big enough difference to be worth it...

Why Is It That When I Try To Filter On Manual Transmissions Only That I Get...

Bmw 1 Series Keeps Making A Single Cracking Noise

it may seem silly but its not when your driving along then all of a sudden it sounds like something got thrown at your car and seems to come from the passenger side in the dashboard just 1 single...

BMW 1 Series Overview

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.

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