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Old 01-18-2013, 09:00 AM   #1
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December article but I hadn't seen it posted here. Looking forward to more information on the M2

http://www.caranddriver.com/news/201...-detailed-news
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:03 AM   #2
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Wow, I've been waiting to see what the 2-series is going to look like and I have to say, I love it. It's too bad the 1-series coupe is turning into a 2-series; just another way for BMW to charge more for it.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:03 AM   #3
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M2.... does that mean the 1 series is going to follow suit with their current naming scheme and become a 4 door? I guess this could also be one way they solve the issue of tarnishing their precious M1 name (like they give a damn about name heritage any more... Oh look! An M3! Or is that a 3 series with the M package...).
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:15 AM   #4
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I don't know what's what with BMW anymore. 3's look like 5's but are now 4's and 5's look like 7's and 6's and now there's 2's which might be 1's. The whole thing's a mess and despite them making nice cars, I lost interest.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:16 AM   #5
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Wow, I've been waiting to see what the 2-series is going to look like and I have to say, I love it. It's too bad the 1-series coupe is turning into a 2-series; just another way for BMW to charge more for it.
It's fine with me.. as long as they bring the 1 series (3 & 5 door hatches) over.


Dear BMW. I want an M1 hatch.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:18 AM   #6
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It's fine with me.. as long as they bring the 1 series (3 & 5 door hatches) over.


Dear BMW. I want an M1 hatch.
And yes, a want an M hatch as well (although I think the M135 hatch looks pretty crappy, despite its performance). A decade+ old overpriced M Coupe is not getting it done.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:39 AM   #7
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M2.... does that mean the 1 series is going to follow suit with their current naming scheme and become a 4 door? I guess this could also be one way they solve the issue of tarnishing their precious M1 name (like they give a damn about name heritage any more... Oh look! An M3! Or is that a 3 series with the M package...).
New BMW naming system:

1-series: 2-door hatch
2-series: coupe and convertible version of 1-series
3-series: sedan
4-series: coupe and convertible version of 3-series

To justify charging more for the coupe versions of the 1-series and 3-series. I would love a 2-series coupe with the N20; downpipe and tune and I would be a happy camper.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:04 PM   #8
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Also, let's not forget the 1 series will soon include FWD models. The RWD hatches will be top of the line, sport models.

They have to respond to the Audi A3 and MB A class somehow, and they claim RWD just isn't cutting it in terms of space efficiency and production cost.
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I don't know what's what with BMW anymore. 3's look like 5's but are now 4's and 5's look like 7's and 6's and now there's 2's which might be 1's. The whole thing's a mess and despite them making nice cars, I lost interest.
I somewhat feel the same way. I love BMW and they are my favorite European luxury car, but I feel like they are making crazy and desperate attempts to bring back previous bmw owners who went to audi.
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They have to respond to the Audi A3 and MB A class somehow, and they claim RWD just isn't cutting it in terms of space efficiency and production cost.
I think a big part of it is that they realize a large portion of 1 series buyers don't care FWD vs. RWD (or even know). Couple that with more and more 4 cylinder engines...justifying transverse engine mounting (uggg).

And bamm, BMW can make a much cheaper vehicle, sold at nearly the same price.


Could it be that the U.S. will not get a 1 series here anymore? Only the 2?
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:17 PM   #11
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To justify charging more for the coupe versions of the 1-series and 3-series. I would love a 2-series coupe with the N20; downpipe and tune and I would be a happy camper.
You're ripe for a used 135 then!

Arguably a lot less-ugly than the new 1 (sans cat belly). Not sure how they could have made it worse, but they did.
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What's with the funny looking headlights?
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:25 PM   #13
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What's with the funny looking headlights?
You haven't seen the new 1 series? Oh yes, it's that bad.

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Old 01-18-2013, 02:28 PM   #14
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What's with the funny looking headlights?
That's the only part I have a problem with. The look ok from the side 3/4 view but goofy from dead on. Hope they change them
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:29 PM   #15
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I kinda feel sorry for it. It looks really bummed out.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:02 PM   #16
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I kinda feel sorry for it. It looks really bummed out.
Seriously, by far the dumbest looking BMW in ages. I am so glad that they are ditching that headlights for the US bound 2er.

Now only if they can refrain from putting that fake engine noise maker and actually tune their intake and exhaust..
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