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Old 02-08-2005, 05:08 PM   #1
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The New 130i is available on Sept - PICS

http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/d/76138


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Old 02-08-2005, 05:41 PM   #2
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But are they being released in North America?
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Old 02-08-2005, 05:50 PM   #3
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Nope Europe only but eventually we will have them. I hope!
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Old 02-08-2005, 05:53 PM   #4
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there is supposed to be a MZ4 eventually, that should be interesting
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Old 02-08-2005, 06:03 PM   #5
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If they brought that here, i'll be one of the first in line to get it.
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Old 02-08-2005, 07:44 PM   #6
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If they brought that here, i'll be one of the first in line to get it.
After you see the price you'll be the last one in line
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Old 02-08-2005, 08:16 PM   #7
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I think we get the 1 series in 2006
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Old 02-08-2005, 08:35 PM   #8
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After you see the price you'll be the last one in line

How much aprox. is it gonna be in Canada?
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Old 02-08-2005, 08:40 PM   #9
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its going to be approx. $too much. But I would be interested in one too, small car with big power = fun
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Old 02-08-2005, 09:04 PM   #10
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we will get 1-series eventually here in North America.

however, it won't be in hatchback form. instead only sedan and coupe will be offered.
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Old 02-08-2005, 09:29 PM   #11
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****ing ugly as all sin.
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Old 02-08-2005, 10:21 PM   #12
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so that will have a 3.0L engine in there?
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Old 02-08-2005, 10:23 PM   #13
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i doubt it
maybe for the highset model
should start with the mini engine, right?
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From the net

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BMW Great Britain is pleased to announce the introduction of the BMW 130i – a car powered by the world’s lightest six-cylinder petrol engine. First seen on the BMW 630i and the BMW 330i, the new car boasts 258bhp and 300Nm of torque to deliver class leading performance figures.

The aluminum and magnesium alloy 3.0-liter straight-six gasoline engine powers the BMW 130i from zero to 62mph in 6.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 155mph. These figures better rivals such as the Alfa Romeo 147 GTA, Audi A3 3.2 V6 Sport Quattro Sportback and the Mercedes C320 SE Sports Coupé. Such high levels of performance aligned with the near perfect 50:50 weight distribution have also resulted in the BMW 130i lapping the challenging Northern Loop of the Nürburgring in an impressive 8 minutes 35 seconds. All this and the car still posts a respectable fuel consumption figure on the combined cycle of 31.4mpg (imp)...

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If those are facts, then this car is gonna tear some serious ass.




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