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iDiaz 08-30-2007 04:47 AM

Discuss: Up-close and personal with the upcoming BMW 1-Series.
 
Up-close and personal with the upcoming BMW 1-Series.

Thanks to theroyalwe for his top-notch espionage action! :tu:

Zoomer 08-30-2007 09:43 AM

The photos are amazing. Thanks to theroyalwe!

I definitely have to get one of these things.. perhaps not first generation US, but maybe in 09? We'll have to see! :D

dickdavid 08-30-2007 11:27 AM

THANKS FOR THE SHOTS!!! I can't wait until they make it to the States.

Louisxiii 08-30-2007 01:12 PM

Great writeup and pics TRW :tu:

*M|U EXCLUSIVE* :D

theroyalwe 08-30-2007 01:22 PM

feel free to ask any questions you have... I'm pretty sure I'll be able to answer most of them.

B3ND3R 08-30-2007 01:56 PM

I still am not crazy about the "flame treatment" Bangle is doing, though the 1-series seems to be the least offensive out of the model lineup. It's hard to tell when a car is in black, as the dark colors mask the lines. I'll wait until I see a lighter color in person to pass judgement

I have been itching for a true e30 replacement for a long time. Here's hoping this fits the bill.

ScottinBend 08-30-2007 02:09 PM

Thanks for the post ! It looks awsome.

Do you know what the 128 amd 135 will weigh?

theroyalwe 08-30-2007 02:24 PM

somewhere between 2900 and 3000 lbs would be my guess. They haven't released anything that I could find with the exact number, so that is based on the current 1 series hatch weights.

RFIbanez 08-30-2007 03:16 PM

Awesome shots, the 1-series is on my list of cars to purchase!

justintime 08-30-2007 03:35 PM

something about this car is calling to me haha. how is the handling?

theroyalwe 08-30-2007 03:51 PM

unfortunately they didn't let us drive it. I'm expecting there to be a 1 series driving event in december or so... prior to the launch of the car. I'll let everyone know about it once that happens :)

MINImort 08-30-2007 03:57 PM

TRW, as our resident BMW connection, are you going to have the hook-up come Spring? Any estimates on price point? I think this looks like something I'd be willing to make a little road trip for!

Zoomer 08-30-2007 03:59 PM

Hey MINImort, We should coordinate some sort of meet at one of the Northeast dealerships - or something - this is going to be some BMW, from what I hear... thoughts?
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Originally Posted by MINImort (Post 194054)
TRW, as our resident BMW connection, are you going to have the hook-up come Spring? Any estimates on price point? I think this looks like something I'd be willing to make a little road trip for!


theroyalwe 08-30-2007 04:02 PM

I expect the 135 to be around 36k. the 128 will probably be anywhere from 26-28 to start. They have to price it just higher than the MINI but not so high that it eats into 3 sales.

and the second I get a launch car for customers to drive I'll let you know. I'll be happy to hook you guys up when the time comes. I do, however, expect them to sell at MSRP for at least the first year or two. I guess we'll see.

Zoomer 08-30-2007 04:04 PM

Dude, which dealership are you at? I will definitely have to plan some sort of roadtrip down to Philly around the launchdate... perhaps we can generate interest from some folks around here that are on M|U? Mort, you up for coming to Connecticut and then we travel down to Philly??
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Originally Posted by theroyalwe (Post 194061)
I expect the 135 to be around 36k. the 128 will probably be anywhere from 26-28 to start. They have to price it just higher than the MINI but not so high that it eats into 3 sales.

and the second I get a launch car for customers to drive I'll let you know. I'll be happy to hook you guys up when the time comes. I do, however, expect them to sell at MSRP for at least the first year or two. I guess we'll see.



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