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2020 BMW 1 Series enters a new era with front-wheel drive

The M135i xDrive boasts more than 300 horsepower

The M135i xDrive boasts more than 300 horsepower.

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German automakers explore alliance to develop self-driving cars

Also, BMW and Mercedes could share a platform for 1 Series and A-Class

Also, BMW and Mercedes could share a platform for 1 Series and A-Class.

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BMW 1 Series Sedan is a CLA fighter only for China

BMW finally introduces a compact sedan, but we won't see it here.

The new 1 Series Sedan is the latest piece of forbidden fruit to come from a western automaker and its Chinese joint-venture partner.

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BMW recalls 840,000 vehicles to replace Takata airbags

BMW will recall about 840,000 vehicles from the 2007-2015 model years to replace their Takata airbag inflators.

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AC Schnitzer packs 400-hp, tri-turbo diesel into 1 Series

For the 2015 Essen Motor Show, BMW tuner AC Schnitzer has prepared the ACS1 5.0d concept, packing a triple-turbo diesel engine into the 1 Series hatchback.

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BMW reveals Concept Compact Sedan in Guangzhou

BMW used the Guangzhou Motor Show in China to reveal its new Concept Compact Sedan, showing what a future four-door 1 Series - and rival to the Mercedes CLA and Audi A3 sedan - could look like.

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BMW 1 Series prototype packs direct water injection

BMW furthers development of its direct water injection system by fitting it to a three-cylinder 1 Series hatchback, complete with an on-board water recuperation system.

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BMW builds its 2 millionth 1 Series on eve of new model's launch

BMW may have split its smallest models into two lines, but ten years after its introduction and on the eve of the next model's launch, the Bavarian automaker has built its 2,000,000th 1 Series - a blue five-door headed for Japan.

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Xcar rates AWD vs. FWD vs. RWD

Xcar wants to know whether all-wheel drive is really the best choice when the road gets slippery in a test of it against front- and rear-wheel-drive vehicles in a trio of challenges.

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2015 BMW 1 Series facelift revealed [w/video]

The BMW 1 Series hatchback might not be for sale in the US, but European buyers get to see a whole new look for the model later this year. The changes are modest at the front, with redesigned headlights being the most prominent tweak, but they help clean up the nose nicely. At the rear, the redesign is much more obvious and gives the hatch wraparound taillights and a new lower apron. A few engine and interior tweaks also complement the aesthetic changes.

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BMW 1 Series sedan prepares to fight Mercedes CLA, Audi A3

The entry-level premium sedan segment is pretty hot right now, with the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class doing well for their respective automakers here in the US. Of course, BMW has its 2 Series, but that's currently only available as a coupe, with a convertible bodystyle forthcoming. T

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Europe's BMW 1 Series hatch caught looking fresh faced

Hey, remember the BMW 1 Series? Yes, German brand's successors to the US-market coupe and convertible have one-upped the old car to wear the 2 Series designation now, but in other markets, our No. 1 crush still lives on, and as evidenced in these spy shots, the entry-level hatch appears to be undergoing a modest facelift.

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The cars that won't live to see 2015 [w/video] [UPDATE]

Every year in the fast-paced automotive industry brings new models, but it also spells the end for some that have been less successful. This year will be no exception.

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BMW crushing ActiveE EVs, saving all batteries

It's unlikely to spark a movement and a movie, the way a certain EV1 did a decade ago, but anyone who's seen Who Killed The Electric Car? will likely cringe at this bit of news. Despite the fact that crushing and recycling old vehicles is standard operating procedure in the auto industry, when EVs are involved, it's always a touchy subject.

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BMW broadens engine bolt recall to nearly half-million cars worldwide

Almost one month ago, we reported on a BMW investigation into a potentially defective bolt that lived in the company's VANOS variable valve timing system. At that point, the potential recall was seemingly limited to Chinese-market cars; the company was filing a recall application with Chinese officials.

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2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe now more expensive than when new

At the end of the day, your friendly Autoblog editors are car guys, just like you. So, while we might have more of an opportunity to test some of the most interesting vehicles on the new car scene than does your average gear head, we can still be found whiling away those long afternoon hours looking at used cars and thinking about what could be.

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Dinan S3-R BMW 1M Coupe

The Sublime Becomes Even More So

I nearly shed tears a few years ago upon learning that BMW was only planning to produce a very limited quantity of its then-new 2011 1 Series M Coupe. In simplest terms, the two-door was a 1 Series fitted with a modified version of the automaker's twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six, and the running gear (gearbox, driveshaft, axles) from conte

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Audi S3 pitted against BMW M135i in track battle

Audi and BMW have long been enemies on both the road and the track, with their respective M and S/RS lines duking it out to the delight of auto enthusiasts everywhere. In this video from Evo, two of the rivalry's newest combatants take to the track - the Audi S3 and the BMW M135i.

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2014 BMW 2 Series is a 1 and then some

Pricing for the new coupe starts at $32,100 for the 228i and $43,100 for the M235i.

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