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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
BMWs throw back to the iconic 2002, with a renewed form and function. The smallest car in BMW's line up but still packs a punch. Available in coupe or convertible, powered by either an inline 6 in the 128 or the twin turbo rocket sled 135.

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Old 07-05-2007, 09:26 AM
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Thumbs up Official Marketing Has Begun!!! New Website!!!

I was looking around for some videos on Youtube and I came across this!
www.1tensity.com. Its mostly the same videos we have already seen but it is interesting to see how much bmw is comparing it to the 2002! Pretty cool!
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Old 07-05-2007, 12:06 PM
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Old 07-10-2007, 07:26 PM
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the Australia site is so much better/different than the USA
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Old 07-11-2007, 01:30 AM
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the Australia site is so much better/different than the USA
Im gettin way too excited about this car!
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Old 07-13-2007, 07:37 PM
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it is interesting to see how much bmw is comparing it to the 2002! Pretty cool!
I don't think its that cool. The damn thing weighs 1000-1200 pounds more than a 2002. Hardly the same small enthusiasts platform that the original 2002 was.
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Old 07-14-2007, 04:30 AM
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hows the weight/bhp ratio compared to the 2002? I believe it will be the most fun car in the BMW linup compared to what they want for it, esp the 135i.
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Old 07-14-2007, 04:36 AM
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Interesting.

I'd like to know what the relative sizes (body) are vs. a 3er coupe - generally, is it smaller / lighter / nimbler than the E90 coupe?
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Old 07-14-2007, 08:54 AM
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The weight difference from a car from 30 years ago is rather simple- safety gear, electronics and other technologies- folks let's get a little real here. I loved my old 2002, but I would not want to drive it daily on the crowded highways with all the idiot drivers out there! I want to live a few more years here!
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Old 07-14-2007, 09:57 AM
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I don't think its that cool. The damn thing weighs 1000-1200 pounds more than a 2002. Hardly the same small enthusiasts platform that the original 2002 was.
It's the modern INTERPRETATION of that car.

How hard is it for people to get a grip on that fact. BMW is using marketing to hark back to one of their "greatest" cars. The comparisons can only be made when you take into the account the time period you are in.

Compare a 2002 versus other cars of that era. The 1er's goal is to emulate those features (so smaller, lighter, more fun, etc...).

It isn't LITERALLY the same car.

Geez...
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Old 07-14-2007, 10:51 AM
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It's the modern INTERPRETATION of that car.

How hard is it for people to get a grip on that fact. BMW is using marketing to hark back to one of their "greatest" cars. The comparisons can only be made when you take into the account the time period you are in.

Compare a 2002 versus other cars of that era. The 1er's goal is to emulate those features (so smaller, lighter, more fun, etc...).

It isn't LITERALLY the same car.

Geez...
The 1er isn't even any smaller and lighter than the 3 series that went out of production a year ago. The fun factor remains to be seen, but I didn't find anything remotely thrilling about the E87 I rented in March (aside from the fact that we averaged close to 50 mpg - which was a blessing with fuel at 1.12 euro/L). Even ignoring the power (or lack thereof), the steering and overall feel were a touch muted.

The US market models will obviously be far more aggressive in terms of performance, but I'd really like to see them do something with the control feel as well. As was, the only part I really liked about the car was the shifter (of all things). I wasn't too pleased with the clutch and the steering was far too similar to the E90.
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Old 07-14-2007, 11:43 AM
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I'm getting one anyway. I tried the 335i coupe and loved that. Cant quite see how the 1 will be worse, only better. All I wanna see is a sporty diff on it, the 135i at least.
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Old 07-14-2007, 12:13 PM
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The 1er isn't even any smaller and lighter than the 3 series that went out of production a year ago. The fun factor remains to be seen, but I didn't find anything remotely thrilling about the E87 I rented in March (aside from the fact that we averaged close to 50 mpg - which was a blessing with fuel at 1.12 euro/L). Even ignoring the power (or lack thereof), the steering and overall feel were a touch muted.

The US market models will obviously be far more aggressive in terms of performance, but I'd really like to see them do something with the control feel as well. As was, the only part I really liked about the car was the shifter (of all things). I wasn't too pleased with the clutch and the steering was far too similar to the E90.
But you drove a 118i right? Probably didn't have the sport suspension either if you rented it. Did it have active steering?

These cars can really vary in feel based on their specification.
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Old 07-14-2007, 12:41 PM
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These cars can really vary in feel based on their specification.

First BMW I drove was a 323i with an Auto and no sport pack. I was like; "This is supposed to be the ultimate driving machine???" I talked the owner into getting a set of PZero Neros for it, but it still felt heavy and pushed too much.

Then I drove a 328i with a stick and sport pack. Oh Mama! I knew what my next car would be.
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Old 07-14-2007, 01:28 PM
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But you drove a 118i right? Probably didn't have the sport suspension either if you rented it. Did it have active steering?

These cars can really vary in feel based on their specification.
118d. It was a very basic car. The only option it did have was automatic climate control.

I didn't really pay much attention to acceleration, handling, and overall performance (for the sake of comparison, that is), as what you say is true: specification/equipment makes a big difference there. I paid most of my attention to how the steering, throttle, brakes, clutch and shifter felt.
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Old 07-15-2007, 10:50 AM
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I'm getting one anyway. I tried the 335i coupe and loved that. Cant quite see how the 1 will be worse, only better. All I wanna see is a sporty diff on it, the 135i at least.
That's the bottom line for me too! Big deal if it's heavier than my E46 coupe- it has 75 more HP!
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Old 07-15-2007, 05:18 PM
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The optimum word here is "FUN" If its not fun or percieved to be fun, then it will just be a car with a big motor. My brother has a Mini Cooper S and thing is just a blast to drive. That to me is fun -- its small, quirky but drives like a BMW and a blast to drive. My brother goes out of his way to find twisties on the drive home -- that is what it means to be fun -- that you go out of the way to find the road to get the feeling. Oh, and it get 34mpg despite his lead foot.

To many, that will be the line and the attributes that it will have to achieve -- not that the two are the same car -- its the fun factor. Lets face it, the 3-series it a GT cruiser mostly done that way because of Lexus and other non-enthusiast demands.

The 2002 was a blast to drive -- it remains to be seen how fun and how much of blast this car will be -- that will be the success or failure of this car -- the smile factor.

Right now, on the outside, its looking good -- we will see if it has any soul

Hopefully, given their marketing, lets hope they are not over promissing and then under deliver....spring cannot get here soon enough!
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BTW: Just took a look at the Italian site -- WTF BMW USA -- the Euro sites are much better. Anyone looking, check out the Euro land sites and turn up the speakers!
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BTW: Just took a look at the Italian site -- WTF BMW USA -- the Euro sites are much better. Anyone looking, check out the Euro land sites and turn up the speakers!

Yeah, I agree.
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Old 07-17-2007, 06:47 AM
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I've never looked into buying a brand spank'n new BMW before... When these are on the lot will there be convertible's available right away as well or will you have to wait for those to come out after a bit? Usually how long, if so?
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Springtime- 128i and 135i coupes arrive first. Usually verts come out a year later- I think.
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