BMW 1 Series coupe for US

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  1. GucciGucci

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    Anymore pics of this ?

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    So is this the much discussed 2009 BMW 1 Series coupe that could be headed for the U.S.? Well, it sure looks ready for production and the fact that it's getting what looks like a full on brochure quality photo shoot in the American southwest would seem to point in that direction as well.

    For awhile there we weren't sure if the 1 Series was ever going to make it Stateside, but recent rumors suggest we'll be getting this coupe sometime next year. Although there are four-cylinder 1 Series models in Europe, our versions will be six-cylinder models only. With that in mind, expect this coupe to show up badged as either the BMW 130i or BMW 135i. Our money is on 130i as BMW will want to get the price down below $30K. Even still, were talking 230 horsepower and 200 pound feet of torque in a relatively small, rear wheel drive package. Then again, with the Volkwagen GTI offering 200hp and 207 lb-ft of torque for just over $22K, the 130i isn't necessarily a slam dunk.

    http://blogs.edmunds.com/Straightline/2496
     
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    i expected it to be smaller
     
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    they need to bring the 1-series hatchback over here
     
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    i like it but its not supposed to be a new version of that ti version bmw had a while back is it
     
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  7. Tony Stark

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    looks too small
     
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    if its a 135 it will be HOT!
     
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    your not trishield
     
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    holy shit that looks small :o

    i want moar pics
     
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    no hatch no care
     
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    One of this is at the port in CA right now awaiting to be delivered to the dealership:cool:
    http://www.autoblog.com/photos/bmw-alpina-b7/


    To power the BMW ALPINA B7, ALPINA specially developed a higher-performance version of BMWís 4.4-liter, 90-degree V-8 engine and mated it to a 6-speed automatic transmission featuring steering wheel mounted shift controls. The motor produces 500 horsepower at 5,500 rpm along with maximum torque of 516 lbs.-ft. at 4,250 rpm, and propels the B7 from 0-60 mph in a mere 4.8 seconds. ALPINA 21-inch wheels carry Z-rated performance tires, while the sport-tuned suspension includes Active Roll Stabilization. The B7 aerokit includes a rear spoiler to improve stability, handling, and performance at high speeds.
     
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    hatchbacks > coupes
     
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    no m coupe no care
     
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    the coupe looks like shit. the 5-door hatchback 1-series that i see everywhere in europe is awesome though.
     
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    Those things are so fun to drive. I rented one and didn't want to give it back
     
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    rofl @ new BMWs
     
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    even a turbo 4banger hatch would be sweet ass sweet.
     
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    That thing is going to handle great, though...who cares if it's the 'base' model BMW? People don't just buy BMWs to look baller. It's a driver's car and if you're not into the 3500+ lb curbweights they offer this is a good option, especially a 135i...
     

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