The German premium automobile manufacturer will present the world premiere of the new BMW 6 Series Convertible at the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. BMW will also present for the first time to the public the BMW 1 Series M Coupe as well as the new BMW 1 Series Coupe and the new BMW 1 Series Convertible. The new BMW X3 will be presented immediately before its market launch in the USA. This second generation of the Sports Activity Vehicle is manufactured at BMW's Spartanburg plant in the USA. MINI will present the world premiere of the new MINI Paceman Concept, whose crossover design makes it the first Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) in the small car segment.
► 2012 Audi RS3 (340 hp)
Big performance in a small package: the Audi RS 3 Sportback
• Five-cylinder turbo delivering 250
kW (340 hp) and 450 Nm (331.90 lb ft) of torque
• Zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.6 seconds, superior pulling power
• Seven-speed S tronic, quattro drive and 19-inch wheels
Blazing performance, compact size. Audi has added a new model to its
dynamic RS series: the RS 3 Sportback. In the great tradition of the brand,
its engine boasts five cylinders and turbocharging technology. From a displacement of
2.5 liters come 250 kW (340 hp) of power and 450 Nm (331.90 lb-ft) of
torque, with an average fuel consumption of just 9.1 liters of fuel per 100
km (25.85 US mpg). Power is transmitted to the road via a seven-speed S
tronic and quattro permanent all-wheel drive. 19-inch wheels and fenders
made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) underscore the Audi RS 3
Sportback's position of distinction.
The RS 3 Sportback comes with an array of standard equipment including the
Sport button, rear parking system, climate control, chorus radio system,
and xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights. Audi offers
customers a range of optional features: front bucket seats, roof rails in
matt aluminum look, and styling packages in black or matt aluminum. Five
exterior colors are available, plus an unlimited selection of custom paint
The new top-of-the-line model in the A3 series is already the fourth Audi
model to be built at Audi Hungaria in Győr, where it is rolling off the
assembly line alongside the TT Coupé, the TT Roadster and the A3
Deliveries of the RS 3 Sportback will begin in early 2011. The base price
in Germany will be 49,900 euros.
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► BMW 1M Safety Car Moto GP (First Images)
The motorcycle road racing world championship -- or MotoGP -- ranks among
the world's most popular and spectacular sporting events. The involvement
of BMW M GmbH in motorcycle racing's top-echelon event now enters its 13th
year. To ensure the safety of the practice runs and the race itself, BMW M
GmbH is providing the official Safety Car along with a raft of other
high-performance vehicles for use by the Dorna Sports management team and
At the curtain raiser on 19th March, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe will for the
first time be deployed as the official Safety Car for the MotoGP events --
in advance of its market launch late in April. The BMW Safety Car is a
one-off built by BMW M GmbH specifically for this race series. Only the 250
kW/340 hp straight-six M TwinPower turbo
engine and the entire drivetrain were taken over unchanged from the
In the interests of weight optimisation, the BMW Safety Car comes with a
carbon fibre-reinforced bonnet featuring additional large air vents, as
well as polycarbonate side and rear windows. A special lightweight titanium
race Exhaust system not only saves
weight but also delivers a captivating sound for the benefit of the
spectators. Complementing the discreet spoiler lip on the boot lid there is
now an adjustable rear wing to provide the requisite downforce. On the
Safety Car the aerodynamically honed front apron with its precisely defined
air ducting, including Air Curtains, features an additional splitter
integrated on the underside of the apron.
The interior of the BMW Safety Car is a model of uncompromising purism. A
rollover cage bolted behind the B-pillar, the absence of rear seats, two
racing bucket seats with 6-point safety belts, an M steering wheel in
alcantara and a fire extinguisher are all standard in the Safety Car.
The suspension technology of the BMW 1 Series M Coupe was specially adapted
for the Safety Car. Its high-performance suspension system boasts an
adjustable race track set-up that includes a sports-tuned chassis in which
the dampers are independently adjustable for bump and rebound. The BMW
Safety Car runs on 19-inch mixed tyres measuring 255/35 at the front and
285/30 at the rear. Vehicle height is variably selectable and the camber of
the front and rear axle can be altered to suit the circuit topography. The
braking system of the BMW 1 Series M Coupe, already designed for extremely
high demands, is replaced in the Safety Car with a six-piston
fixed-calliper racing brake system.
The deployment of the brand-new BMW 1 Series M Coupe Safety Car marks the
continuation of BMW M GmbH's successful partnership -- begun in 1999 --
with Dorna Sports, the organisers of the MotoGP World Championship. With a
fleet of eight vehicles, BMW is supporting the safe running of the
motorcycle world championship in the current race season. As well as the
official BMW 1 Series M Coupe Safety Car, this year sees two further
reserve Safety Cars from BMW M GmbH present at the track: a BMW X6 M and a
BMW M3. In addition, the organising team has been given a BMW X5 M for the
Safety Officer and a BMW ActiveHybrid X6 for the stewards. On call this
season as a Medical Car is a BMW 535i Touring. There will also be two
Safety Bikes contributing to the safe running of race weekends: a BMW S
1000 RR and a BMW HP2 Sport. The ceremonial handover of the vehicles took
place at BMW M in Garching-Hochbrück on 28th February 2011. It was on this
occasion that Dr Kay Segler, Director of BMW M GmbH, and Carmelo Ezpeleta,
CEO Dorna Sports, made an advance announcement that the successful
partnership would be extended until 2016, before sealing the agreement in a
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 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.
Audi RS3 Sportback v BMW 1 Series M Coupe Drag Race - Auto Express
Pocket rockets from BMW and Audi go head-to-head in a drag race shoot out
over the quarter mile. But which is fastest?
The BMW 1M Coupe and Audi RS3 have two things in common... Power. Each
offers an identical 335bhp and 450Nm of torque.
However, they are two very different beasts. The Audi's 2.5-litre five
cylinder turbo drives all four wheels
via a seven speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. The BMW on the other hand
has a 3.0-litre straight six twin-turbo.
And it sends all its power to the rear wheels via a good ol' fashioned
2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe, Detailed Walkaround.
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video or live webcast. While taking a breather at the Monticello Motor Club
racetrack the 2011 1 Series M Coupe posed for the walkaround.
New BMW 1-Series 2015 Facelift BMW 1er driving shots exterior interior- Autogefühl
Also check M135i & 120d x-drive preview: https://youtu.be/yZ2YaQtS4Zw
Enjoy the video and the music with us! Even if you arent interested in a
BMW 1-Series, you might get the feeling you want to buy this car after this
one. Especially watch out for the dog :-)
Almost two million units of the BMW 1 Series have been sold worldwide over
the last ten years. The new 3-door and 5-door BMW 1 Series models 2015 come
with a comprehensively revised engine line-up. Exterior and interior have
been modified. This is the last BMW 1 Series with rear-wheel-drive.
BMW 125i, 5-door & BMW 120d, 3-door
00:01 Intro both cars
01:06 BMW 125i, 5-door exterior
05:29 BMW 125i, 5-door interior
06:36 BMW 125i, 5-door driving
09:55 BMW 120d, 3-door exterior
12:44 BMW 120d, 3-door interior
13:45 BMW 120d, 3-door driving
15:02 Both cars goodbye (watch the dog!)
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Detroit NAIAS 2011: BMW 1M (1-Series M Coupe)
Awesome video of the new 1-Series M after reveal @ NAIAS. Make sure to
check out out thread with all the photos and coverage information: