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Next BMW X1 Opens Up and Shows Interior

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Here's our first look inside the second generation of BMW's X1 compact crossover that is now less than 12 months away from its debut.

BMW's New 1-Series 'Baby' Sedan Could Have Been A Modern E30 But It Won't Be

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BMW's engineers are toiling away on their next big-small project, the 1-Series sedan, poised to join the battle against the Audi A3 saloon and Mercedes-Benz CLA.
Before we let your imagination run wild, let's put a stop to any meaningful associations between BMW's upcoming 1-Series sedan and its famed E30 3-Series: yes, the two cars should have a similar footprint, and in some ways, target a similar audience, but one fundamental ingredient from the E30 formula is missing: rear wheel drive.

The new 1-Series will not be based on the 2-Series Coupe or current 1-Series hatchback, but on the same UKL (Unter Klasse or entry-level) structure as the front-wheel drive 2-Series Active Tourer, also shared with the latest Mini hatch.

A four-wheel drive option could be on the table for select engines, which will likely be common with the 2-Series AT and include both petrol and diesel units ranging in displacement from 1.5- to 2.0-liters paired to six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic transmissions.

A sported-up M125i with a 2.0-liter turbo'd four is expected to be on offer as well providing BMW with an Audi S3 rival.

As for when we can expect to see the 1-Series sedan, a production model is slated for launch in late 2016 or early 2017, but BMW could give us a sampler via a concept model as early as next year.

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Sportier BMW X4 M40i Scooped Undisguised

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We first spied the M Performance-badged version of the new BMW X4 crossover in August 2014 - and now it’s out on the track having shed all of its unnecessary camo.

U Spy BMW's Upcoming X5 eDrive PHEV in Berlin

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An eagled-eyed Carscoops reader from Berlin, Germany, spotted this BMW prototype parked on the road.
"Seen in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg on Friday, it looked like an X5, but why should they hide the body so much? Wasn't it already presented?" Justus B. asked us in an email.

BMW Plans a Long Version of New X1 for China

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Not only will the next X1 be BMW's first front-wheel drive SUV and the first to be available with 3-cylinder engines, but we now learn that it will also have the distinction of being their first crossover offered in a LWB version.

BMW M4 "GTS" Scooped on the 'Ring This Time

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This is our second encounter with BMW's mysterious M4 coupe prototype with the track-car looks, now captured in its natural habitat, the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

Watch This BMW M2 Prototype Go Around the Nürburgring

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Another day, another sighting of the 2016 BMW M2. And they don't get old, because watching it go around the Nürburgring is definitely a great sight.

BMW Spied Testing What Could be an M4 GTS

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We just spied BMW engineers evaluating an M4 prototype with an intriguing set of aerodynamic mods leading to the obvious question if a more potent version in the works.

Spy Shots: Subtle Facelift for 2016 BMW M6 Coupe

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Facelifts come like clockwork for BMW, with the four-year mark being the magic number for the Germans, who are now working on an update for the 6-Series range.

Scoop: BMW Eyes CLA and A3 with New 1-Series Compact Sedan

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If you were shaking your head and asking yourself, "What's next?" for BMW after the FWD 2-Series Active Tourer, the answer is a baby 3-Series in the guise of the 1-Series Sedan.

Scoop: BMW M2 Prototype Moves Closer to the Production Car

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We've spied the BMW that many Bimmer fans believe will revive the spirit of the M3 Coupe in its first three iterations, if not engine-, footprint-wise, the M2, in a more production ready outfit.

New BMW 7-Series Prototype Does its Rounds at the Ring

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Being the first 7-Series in over a decade not to have a hideously disfigured visage, we have high hopes that there will be other factors of desirability featured on the model other than its size, quality and BMW badge.

Scoop: New 2016 BMW 7-Series Puts on its Production Lights

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In about a year from now, BMW will yank the covers off its all-new 7-Series luxury liner at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

New BMW X6M with Turbo'd V8 Sheds Most of its Camo

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The closer we approach to the official debut of the new BMW X6M, rumored for this November's LA Auto Show, the more skin we get to see on the prototypes.

Spied: BMW 2-Series Active Tourer is Expecting a 7-Seat Version

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Whatever taboos BMW had in the past, they're all gone, and from the first front-wheel drive model, the Bavarians are now preparing for their first 7-seater minivan.

Scoop: BMW 1-Series to Get a New Face, But Will it be Prettier?

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A refresh is in order for BMW's pug-faced 1-Series hatchback with our spies snagging a three-door model testing in Europe.

Is This BMW's New FAST or Family Active Sports Tourer CUV?

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BMW's automotive range feels like Marvel's expanding universe these days; there's something new popping up even when you don't expect or need it.

Spied: BMW to Give 3-Series Range a Faint Facelift and Possibly New 330i and 340i Monikers

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As BMW's bread-and-butter model, the Bavarians tend to play it safe with the 3-Series range, and that holds true for the F3X generation's mid-cycle update.

BMW Spied Working on X4 M40i Sports Model

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A thoroughbred M version of the X4 seems to be out of the question, but no one ever said that BMW isn't considering an M Performance variant.

Scoop: 2016 BMW 6-Series to Get a Light Nip & Tuck

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BMW is readying a face- and tail-update to its 6-Series range of models, with our spies nabbing a Convertible prototype out in the open.