BMW 1 Series

Geneva 2012: BMW M135i Concept

BMW have released some teaser shots for its M135i Concept. The press release isn’t very specific on the mechanical side of things, but it does say that a six-cylinder gas burner is under hood putting out over 300 horsepower.

By James Bradbury | February 24, 2012
First Look: 2012 BMW 1-Series

BMW has just unveiled the second-generation of the much-loved 1-Series. Big news comes in the form of a larger body, new sheetmetal, and a host of new engines.

By Brandon Turkus | June 09, 2011
First Look: 2012 BMW 1-Series M Coupe

We may have already driven the thing in pre-production form, but now we’ve got official specs and images of the showroom-ready BMW 1-Series M Coupe.

By Brandon Turkus | January 06, 2011
Spy Shots: BMW 1-Series Three-Door Tests In Munich

Here’s a little slice of forbidden fruit. Our spy shooter sent over photos of the BMW 1-Series hatchback, here sporting three doors.

By John Beltz Snyder | August 12, 2010
Spy Shots: BMW 1-Series Five-Door

The BMW 1-Series three- and five-door have always ranked fairly high on the “European cars we wish were sold stateside but aren’t” list. Our hope that the 1er will make its trip over in hatchback form has been renewed with these photos of a five-door variant zipping around Deutschland.

By Brandon Turkus | July 28, 2010
Spy Shots: BMW 1-Series M Sports Four Pipes

The BMW 1-Series prototype we’ve been seeing over and over, which we’ve been calling the 1M or 1-Series M (M1 has already been taken), has shown up again, this time finally sporting quadruple tailpipes, in true M fashion.

By John Beltz Snyder | May 13, 2010
Spy Shots: BMW 1M Running Around Germany

The BMW 1M (M1? 135M? 135 mDrive?) has been spied yet again on the roads of Germany. Despite BMW’s psychedelic camouflage obscuring the majority of the body, the aggressively flared wheel arches and a deeper front chin spoiler, long-time signatures of the M brand, are observable.

By Brandon Turkus | April 20, 2010
Spy Shots: BMW 1-Series Hybrid In Adorable Hatchback Form

Lately, we’ve seen many examples of updated BMWs coming through the espionage pipeline. These latest spy shots, though, aren’t just another appearance update.

Take a close look at the sticker on the window and under the license plate. It reads, in plain English, “Hybrid Test Vehicle.” Caught in Munich, the 1-series appears to be following in the tire tracks of the 7-Series and X6 ActiveHybrid models we have already seen.

By John Beltz Snyder | November 19, 2009

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