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    BMW recalling 2008MY 1- and 3-Series; plus 2009MY X5 and X6 models over safety concerns
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    BMW 135i Coupe - Click above for high-res image gallery
    A potential fault with the side airbags fitted to 2008 BMW 1- and 3-Series cars has lead to a recall notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Apparently, possible fitment of the wrong crimp connector can cause the ...

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    Rumormill: BMW plans assault on the premium entry-level segment with X and Y models
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    BMW's equivalent of Deep Throat has divulged a host of information on the marque's coming plans for its premium entry level range incorporating the 1-Series and Z2, and a new line of Y vehicles. According to the mole, Scott26, the 1 will break into three different levels: Traditional, Lifestyle, ...

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    Spy Shots: Is this the 2011/2012 BMW 1 Series?
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    Fresh pics of what looks to be the next generation BMW 1 Series have been snapped in Germany. If it is the rumored 2011/2012 model, it adheres to the trend of nearly every new car, as it appears to be simultaneously bigger and brawnier all over. It isn't the forthcoming X1 crossover, since a quick ...

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    Turbo'd fours and sixes could power future BMW M machines
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    With new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards looming on the horizon, automakers are in the process of developing engines that strike a balance between ultra-efficiency and high-performance. Aware of the challenges ahead, BMW has begun development of the next generation 3 Series and 1 ...

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    2002 in 2012: Next BMW 1-series taking retro cues, turbo'd four
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    When BMW trotted out the 1-series coupe at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2007, the jumbo-tron was awash in videos and stills of the 2002 as the automaker attempted to associate the new 128i and 135i with BMW's iconic coupe. Almost two years later, it's clear the 1-series isn't the 2002's spiritual ...

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    BMW considering five possible variants of next 1-series, turbocharging galore
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    A report by AutoBild states that BMW's designers are hard at work on the next iteration of the 1 series and that five different body styles are under review, with only one headed for production.The variations include a three-door shooting brake, a five-door wagon, a "Progressive Activity Sedan" ...

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    BMW announces pricing for 2009 7 Series, raises prices on everything else
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the 2009 BMW 7 Series
    The latest iteration of BMW's all-singing, all-dancing plutocrat limo will roll out the door starting at $81,125. That sum will get buyers the 2009 750i (including $825 for destination charges), but those who are looking for a bit more ...

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    BMW bumps its prices for 2009
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    High commodities prices and the unflattering value gap between the Euro and U.S. Dollar are forcing a lot of European automakers to bump their prices here in the States. We told you a few weeks ago that BMW was planning on raising the sticker price on many of its products, and now we're starting to ...

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    BMW/PSA engines to be used in more than just the MINI, 7-series hybrid coming
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    BMW and PSA teamed up to produce the 1.6-liter four-cylinder currently found in the R56 MINI Cooper, but according to an interview with BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer, the four-pot will also find its way into the BMW 1-series. The pre-release of his interview in the Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung ...

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    Infiniti wants a 1-series competitor
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    Infiniti is gearing up for its entrance into Europe, but something's missing from its lineup: a small car. With BMW's 1-series being a popular choice for badge-obsessed consumers abroad, Infiniti needs something similar to solidify its place in the luxury hierarchy, but what form it will take is ...

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    VIDEO: Rampenfest the movie, now playing on the screen in front of you
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    Click above for a few stills from the sham documentary.Last week we reported on the literal, if untrue, launch of a BMW 135i from a 454 meter-high ramp in the fictional Bavarian village of Oberpfaffelbachen. Now, the faux documentary film producer who decided to cover this historic event (bought ...

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    VIDEO: BMW 1-series looks pretty good on paper
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    BMW has definitely ramped up its marketing for the launch of the new 1-series coupe. We've already seen the fruits of its advertising partners' ingenuity on the cover of Vice magazine, and today we've been tipped off on the attached video. In it, you'll see a group of agency types assemble a ...

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    Rampenfest to rock mythical town of Oberpfaffelbachen for literal launch of BMW 1-Series
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    Click above for a few images leading up to Rampfest.As jaded pseudo-journalists, viral marketing campaigns have lost some of their grimy allure over the last few years. But BMW's latest attempt to get the masses pumped about the imminent launch of the 1-series coupe in the U.S. has so much ...

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    BMW Canada sets Vice magazine aglow
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    Magazines and ads are forever tied at the hip. After all, without the latter, the former can't exist. A magazine's front cover is one of the few spots left that's devoid of commercial encroachment -- until now. BMW Canada and Vice magazine have managed to give the 1-series top billing in the April ...

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    BMW bringing aero kit for the 1-series to Geneva, tii variant rumored
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the BMW 1-series tii concept.Among the assorted wares BMW will be showing off in Geneva, the Bavarian boys will also be displaying a complete accessories package for the 1-series that includes a number of the aerodynamic features we've seen already.According to ...

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    Official BMW 1-series performance catalog leaks out
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    Click above for a gallery of pics.The numero-uno forum for all things 1-series got a hold of BMW's brochure for its upcoming line of performance parts, and as suspected, much of the kit originally seen on the tii concept will be available through authorized BMW dealers.The photos we posted last ...

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    Spy Shots: Production BMW 135tii
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    click above for gallery of imagesFew models in the BMW lineup have as much tuning potential as the newly released 135i, and the Bavarian boys and girls are intent to capture as much of that market as possible. The BMW 1-series tii concept proved that BMW was serious about offering performance parts ...

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    Over 370 BMWs bound for New Jersey port damaged in shipping
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    Click the image above for a high-res view.The carrier M/V Courage tipped at the port in Jersey City on Friday causing damage to over 370 BMWs. The ship was loaded with new 3-series and 1-series vehicles, including new M3s. Around 70 of the damaged cars are reported to be total losses with others ...

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    Detroit 2008: BMW announces pricing for BMW 1 Series Convertible
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    click above for more high-res live shots of the BMW 1 Series ConvertibleThe final reveal in BMW's three-movement press conference was a drop-top version of its perfectly-sized 1 Series. While some in the audience might have preferred that the preceding female dancers had instead lost their tops, ...

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    Santa fires Rudolph, switches to BMW 1-series
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    After centuries of counting on eight reindeer (unless there is fog), it appears as though Santa Claus has instead opted for the internal combustion engine. To traverse the sometimes tight airways around metropolitan areas, good ol' Saint Nick decided the nimble nature of the BMW 1-Series was ...

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