2009 BMW 1 Series Review - Kelley Blue Book
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2009 BMW 1 Series. It is common in the automotive world for cars to grow
bigger and more expensive with each iteration. After decades spent as the
brands least-expensive option, the venerable BMW 3 Series has moved up the
food chain enough to justify a vehicle beneath it. Enter the 1 Series, a
car that aims to deliver BMW luxury, performance and style in a smaller
After the modest success of the compact 318ti in the late 90s, BMW is
understandably cautious about stepping back into the world of small cars.
While BMW offers other 1 Series variants in Europe, including three- and
five-door wagon models, for now BMW has opted to bring only coupe and
convertible 1 Series to America. For more new car reviews, interviews and
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2010 BMW 135i vs. 2010 Volvo C70 review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) With the hot summer dog days just around the
corner what better time to check out two very similar yet very different
Battle of the Bimmers: BMW M3 v BMW 135i v BMW 335i
Before you start sending us flaming e-mails complaining that a comparison
between the 2008 Audi S5 and the 2008 BMW M3 Coupe is an obvious mismatch
from the get-go, you should know a few things.
Our first full test of the $53,000, all-wheel-drive 2008 Audi S5 was a bit
of a revelation. With a 354-horsepower version of Audi's
direct-injection 4.2-liter V8 under its hood, the voluptuous Audi S5 ran a
13.3-second quarter-mile at 104 mph, just 0.1 second and 2 mph shy of the
420-hp 2007 Audi RS4 sedan. What's more, the S5's slalom speed is within a
couple mph of the harsh-riding RS-spec sedan. "It ran a 13.3? With that
kind of speed, who needs a $67,000 RS4?" we asked ourselves.
We believe so strongly in the 2008 Audi S5 that it earned our Inside Line's
inaugural Editors' Choice Award.
So we acquired (hastily perhaps) another 2008 Audi S5 and set it against
the new 2008 BMW M3 Coupe, a car now fortified with V8 power for the first
time. Speed-reading the specifications sheets of these two cars, they seem
like natural rivals: the 354-hp, all-wheel-drive 2008 Audi S5 measured
against the 414-hp, rear-wheel-drive 2008 BMW M3.
But as it turns out, we gave the 2008 Audi S5 a bigger challenge than we
had initially intended.
2011 BMW 135i convertible review: to buy or not to buy?
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2011 BMW 135i convertible is the best of cars
and the worst of cars. OK, worst of cars maybe a bit harsh, but the 135i
certainly has lots of personality that makes buying one a very difficult
decision. So to buy or not to buy. Watch the video review and find out.
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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BMW 135i Road Test | Consumer Reports
Watch our BMW 135i Road Test with this video from Consumer Reports. Get
more car info on our website:
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cars/index.htm The BMW 135i is small
inside and not cheap, but we found it simply a joy to drive.
Can Nissan Beat BMW? 370Z vs. 135i
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What comes after Z?, we wondered when Nissan let the stage go black in 1996
and officially bid farewell to the Z-car at an event at the Petersen
Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Sales of the twin-turbo 300ZX had been declining as fast as
applications for library cards, so Nissan simply stopped selling the car in
the U.S. It made us wonder where the Z fit in Nissan's future.
The answer came in 2002, when the Nissan 350Z appeared, a serious sports
car that seemed to measure itself against the Corvette in both speed and
style. It brought people back to Nissan, but lots of the young enthusiasts
didn't know what an icon the Z had been for the company since its inception
With the 2009 Nissan 370Z, all that changes. As a Z should be, the 370Z is
a statement of purpose, not just another car on the showroom floor. With
this second-generation version of the revitalized Z, the car has moved on
from affordable performance to something that brings new descriptions into
play — not only like quick, fast, strong and powerful, but also gorgeous,
luxurious, nimble, graceful, delicate and smooth.
This is a car so good that it makes you wonder what kind of car it is: a
sports car, a sport coupe or a muscle-bound pony car? And that's where the
2008 BMW 135i comes in, a pocket-size BMW M3 with an affordable price tag
BMW 1 Series M Coupe review - Auto Express
Auto Express gets behind the wheel of BMW's latest M Power car, the 1
Series M Coupe. Powered by a 335bhp 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder engine - a tweaked
version of the unit from the 135i, it is capable of 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds,
while top speed is electronically limited to 155mph.
Could this be the best M car since the original E30 M3? The new 1-Series M
Coupé is about as back-to-basics as BMW's performance models get these
days -- it's a simple formula of a powerful engine, a manual gearbox and
Factor in compact dimensions and you should have a spiritual successor to
one of the most-loved M cars in history. But is it any good on UK roads?
Auto Express took the wheel to find out.
135i Laps Laguna Seca! - 2009 Best Driver's Car Competition
Ride along for a hot lap at Laguna Seca in BMW's 135i, as part of Motor
Trend's 2009 Best Driver's Car competition. Visit motortrend.com on
Wednesday, August 19 for full event coverage and to find out who wins the
title of Best Driver's Car for 2009.
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