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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 09-19-2006, 03:38 PM
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three-door 135ti spotted (pics)

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Go ahead BMW NA, tell us that won't sell in the US.
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If they sold that in the US. I would terminate this z4 lease faster than you can say 1 series lol.
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Old 09-20-2006, 09:34 AM
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Finally, something I'd replace my M Coupe with! Bring that to the US and the only thing left will be to find a company to put a limited slip in it.
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Nice picture, thanks for the post Dawg Why do I see rear door handles on that car? That would be one awesome and sick car for tuning. I would dump my 130i here in Taiwan in a heartbeat for that car. An update on my 130i engine, this new engine is really good compared to the last engine in the E46 BMWS. I have just over 11k on the clock now and it seems to be getting stronger or loosening up . I can just imagine how nice it would be to have the new 135iTT
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If they made that car, I would also buy it in Black just like the picture..
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Nice picture, thanks for the post Dawg Why do I see rear door handles on that car? That would be one awesome and sick car for tuning. I would dump my 130i here in Taiwan in a heartbeat for that car. An update on my 130i engine, this new engine is really good compared to the last engine in the E46 BMWS. I have just over 11k on the clock now and it seems to be getting stronger or loosening up . I can just imagine how nice it would be to have the new 135iTT
You'll get this car, we won't here in the US.

The rear door handles are stickers to disguise the 3 door.
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You'll get this car, we won't here in the US.

The rear door handles are stickers to disguise the 3 door.
I can keep the LSD that I have now and swap it into the new one when it arrives since they most likely will use the same differential part on it when it comes out. The ratio may be different but think the part should still be the same They are lots of fun to drive. I went to pick up my wife from work tonight and this car is so much fun to drive with that back end hanging out Taiwan offers a person place to practice their driving skills with these various streets that they have. There is No Winchels, Krispy Cremes or Dunkin Donuts here so one does not have to worry about someone waiting around the other corner I need to post another video of my 130i one day soon. I will put my name on th elist for this car if BMW decides to make it and export it to Taiwan. Tune it here and then maybe ship it to Dubai once all the work is done on it
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That car is fantastic. I just drove my e90 hard to make an errand and I was again reminded of how freaking huge that car is.
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It seems like BMW definatley has an 3er market in the U.S. LOL. I am still not feeling the 1er idea though, Every L.A. 16 year old will have one much like they do now with the 325i . BMW once again needs to bring a small SEDAN coupe much like the 2002 back into the U.S. without making it a luxury car (i,e no leather, wood trim, navi and thigs like that) since the 3er is no longer just about driving like the 3er once was.
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I was going to say I didn't really care if everyone drove one, but then I thought of how much I enjoy not seeing other M Coupes all over the place.

I just borrowed a friends E21 320i for a few weeks and it's stunning how much more fun it is then a current 3er, or even his M3. Sure, it's not fast, but it's precise and direct in a way that most modern cars outside of the Elise/Exige aren't. No power steering is incredible, and aside from the lack of power and rear drums, there wasn't much that would really need to be "brought up to date" to allow it sell well. Throw some airbags in it, maybe reassess the crash structures and stick a modern body on it and it would sell like crazy.

It still drives me sideways that I can't get a Cayman S or M Coupe with cloth seats. If Elises weren't put together with Elmers and plastic, I'd be all over one of those. They've got the right idea, now someone like BMW or Porsche just need to execute it properly.

Having said all that, I've driven a few 1er's in Germany and they're more direct and enjoyable than the E46's and E90's I've driven. 300 base hp and plenty of room for more can cure a few things like power windows and cruise control.
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What will we get?

One day, after 50,000 plus Americans commit to buying a 1 Series will BMW send it over the water...
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What will we get?

One day, after 50,000 plus Americans commit to buying a 1 Series will BMW send it over the water...
No, you got it backwards, BMW NA doesn't want to hurt sales of more profitable cars by bringing over the 1 series. They just tell you a 1 series won't sell as an excuse.
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No, you got it backwards, BMW NA doesn't want to hurt sales of more profitable cars by bringing over the 1 series. They just tell you a 1 series won't sell as an excuse.
This may be true but I do hope that America gets these new BMW'S if they decide to make them with the twin-turbos. They out to know that the tuning scene for cars in America is one of the largest in the world and with twi-turbos on a light-weight compact car this may be one of the hottest cars yet to have hit America after the WRX and EVO..
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This may be true but I do hope that America gets these new BMW'S if they decide to make them with the twin-turbos. They out to know that the tuning scene for cars in America is one of the largest in the world and with twi-turbos on a light-weight compact car this may be one of the hottest cars yet to have hit America after the WRX and EVO..
I don't think BMW wants any part of that tuning scene. They might lose a 7 series sale cause some kid in baggy pants brings his hopped up 1 series in for service.

I think you'll see a 135 or 235 coupe and maybe a sedan, but they won't be cheap enough to attract the tuner crowd.
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No, you got it backwards, BMW NA doesn't want to hurt sales of more profitable cars by bringing over the 1 series. They just tell you a 1 series won't sell as an excuse.
Well you might be right they don't want to hurt 3-series sales. But those same 1-series enthusiasts can go and buy A3/GTI (and probably MINI) instead of another BMW, so it's hard to see which effect is bigger. For example, there is pretty much no way I am going to buy a piggy 3-series in the foreseeable future, as powerful and torquey as it might get.
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BMW is supposed to be working on high output 4 cylinders for the 1 series.

I think I'd almost take a high revving high output four in this car, so it would be light. With the 3.0L turbo in it, it's going to be heavy.

Hell I'd take either one.
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BMW is supposed to be working on high output 4 cylinders for the 1 series.

I think I'd almost take a high revving high output four in this car, so it would be light. With the 3.0L turbo in it, it's going to be heavy.

Hell I'd take either one.
Me too, as long as it is relatively light and tight (and have four doors, otherwise I'd keep my current E46 for many many years). I don't even care how ugly it gets under Mr. Bangle -- though it's hard to imagine anything uglier than the current 3 series.
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They must have a lot of test equipment in the back for it to sag so much.
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maybe we can import it to the U.S? Hmm.. Very nice thought.
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I have heard people in Ca spotting Mexico plates on 1 series so you could probably by one down there drive her over at least have a track car.
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