Redesigned 2012 BMW 135i Coupe Exterior and Interior Design
http://www.eurocarnews.com - BMW Group USA - The innovative interior design incorporates high-quality and sophisticated trim elements with luxurious upholstery and color choices. A 60/40 split rear seat is standard. The control console for the entertainment and air conditioning functions is integrated smoothly and harmoniously into the dashboard through its soft radii and flowing surfaces. Added in 2009, a Heated Steering Wheel is included in the optional Cold Weather Package for the 128i Coupe, and is available as a stand-alone option on the 135i Coupe (Cold Weather Package required). BMW's iDrive controller featured in the optional Navigation system is integrated into the center console, again following BMW's philosophy of good ergonomic design. Galvanized pearl gloss surfaces adorn the interior door handles, the glove compartment handle, the radio's rotary knob, the knobs of the automatic air conditioning system, the iDrive Controller, and the ornamental trim strips featured on the sports steering wheel.
2011 BMW 135i DCT Test Drive Review
Read the review I published on BMWBLOG here:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V compact digital camera. (Note: Camera looks shaky
because I had to hold with one hand and drive carefully with the other).
2012 BMW 1-Series Coupe
THE 2012 BMW 1 SERIES COUPE
Targeted Innovations Update BMW 1 Series Coupe.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ -- BMW today announced several modifications to the 2012
BMW 1 Series Coupe that accentuate efficiency and premium quality. The
unmistakable profile of the 1 Series Coupe, which represents the purest
expression of BMW DNA is now sharper than ever. The new design of the front
fascia on the 128i includes BMW's innovative Air Curtain that counters
turbulence near the wheel arches and so reduces the aerodynamic resistance
of the vehicle. New exterior design accents have been incorporated into the
headlight and tail light clusters. In the interior, new switches and
controls have a more refined look and feel. The updated 1 Series Coupe will
go on sale this Spring.
In 2008 BMW introduced the 1 Series to the US, an authentic performance
coupe that drew inspiration from the iconic BMW 2002 model of some 40 years
ago. As perhaps the next BMW legend, the 1 Series Coupe represents the core
BMW philosophy of pure performance, compact dimensions, and premium design.
By combining sporty rear-wheel-drive dynamics, agile handling, powerful
engines and seating for four, the 2012 1 Series Coupe continues to reinvent
the niche that the legendary BMW 2002 created.
Powerful engines, the rear-wheel drive typical of the brand and
inspirational agility make the BMW 1 Series Coupe stand out from the crowd.
It possesses characteristics unique in the compact premium vehicle segment.
With these updates, the BMW 1 Series Coupe develops further as one of the
most desirable Ultimate Driving Machines® in the business. Two versions
are available: the 128i Coupe and the 135i Coupe. Each has been enhanced to
improve convenience and comfort for the 1 Series' fourth model year.
Powered by a 3.0-liter, 230 horsepower inline-6 engine
that generates 200 lb-ft of torque, the 128i Coupe features BMW's
Valvetronic throttle-less intake technology and aluminum/magnesium
construction-core elements of BMW's EfficientDynamics.
The 2012 BMW 135i features BMW's newest, 3.0-liter inline-6 engine.
Equipped with a single, twin-scroll turbocharger and BMW's revolutionary Valvetronic
throttle-less intake technology, the engine produces 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of
torque. Referred to internally as the "N55", the engine reaches peak torque
at 1,200 rpm and maintains peak torque all the way to 5,000 rpm. With High
Precision direct gasoline injectors, optimum performance and fuel
efficiency are achieved with even faster engine response across the entire
engine speed range. For the 135i Coupe, acceleration from 0-60 mph is
accomplished with the standard 6-speed manual transmission in 5.1 seconds.
The 135i can be equipped with BMW's 7-speed Double Clutch Transmission
(DCT), as featured on the BMW Z4 Roadster. Equipped with DCT, the 135i
Coupe will accomplish the 0-60 mph sprint in a scorching 5.0 seconds. A
6-speed Steptronic automatic remains optional on the 128i. So equipped, the
128i Coupe runs 0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds, or 6.1 seconds with the standard
6-speed manual transmission.
2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the all new 2011 BMW 1 series
M Coupe, a hyper performance limited production variant of the 1 series. I
take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car
while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling
cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it,
start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
Thanks again to Hendrick BMW for allowing me to film this vehicle! for
more information on this one as well as others visit www.hendrickbmw.com
BMW 1 Series M Coupe vs BMW M3
To the M badge faithful, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe signals a return to form.
But is it? Benchmarking the 1M against an M3 would seem the perfect way to
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Edited By: Gordon Green
BMW 1M Akrapovic Ride & Killer Sound : Absolute Beast
During Top Marques Monaco 2014, I had a ride in that insane BMW 1M. Not any
1M : this one has been tuned to 420hp and fitted with an Akrapovic Exhaust.
The sounds need no description, it's just really loud and beautiful.
Akrapovic doesn't make just noise like other Exhaust makers, they make beautiful sounds.
With 420hp and a manual gearbox, this little BMW 1M really is a driver's
car. Powerful and loud, it handles very well!
This was probably my favourite car of the 2014 Top Marques.
Thanks a lot to Dijon Auto Racing, the only official Akrapovic dealership
in France ; they also can reprogram the ECU and performance parts for your
Go check their website here : http://www.dijonautoracing.fr/
and Akrapovic products here : http://www.akrapovic.com/
Thanks also to Montpellier Auto Racing, that makes the same kind of job but
in Montpellier, France.
Go check their website here : https://www.montpellierautoracing.fr/
Driving the BMW 1M Coupe with Milltek on Track
In this video you can see a BMW 1 Series ///M Coupe fitted with KW
suspension and Milltek Sport performance Exhaust system driving at Franciacorta
international circuit during Cars VS Chrono event.
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BMW E82 S54 Turbo DYNO ACCIDENT !
Brand new tire explodes and rippes of bodypanel on an BMW 1 series Coupe
E82 S54 turbo during a Dyno session.
3rd pull after warmup and the tire just let go. Luckily no one got hurt.
But it sure made for a spectacular clip :)
The new BMW 650i Convertible Exterior / Interior Design
http://www.eurocarnews.com - BMW Group USA -The new BMW 650i Convertible
fulfils the wishes of the most discerning automotive enthusiast as The
Ultimate Driving Machine ® with groundbreaking luxury and crisp good
looks. In the premium convertible market, the 650i offers the most advanced
chassis technology as well as most innovative comfort, infotainment and
safety features. A sweeping hood, aft-set passenger compartment, long
wheelbase and muscular profile embody the hallmark proportions of a BMW
The new BMW 650i Convertible combines these features with a classic
soft-top roof with flying buttress design. Powerfully contoured surfaces
promise the anticipated BMW driving experience. The luxurious ambience of
the interior is highlighted by a driver-oriented cockpit which wraps the
front and rear passengers in a feeling of aesthetic security.