Video Prancis vs Spanyol Kualifikasi Piala Dunia 2014

Video Prancis vs Spanyol Kualifikasi Piala Dunia 2014 - Big Macth yang bisa di sebut laga el classico antara prancis dan spanyol akhirnya tersaji di kualifikasi piala dunia Rabu dini hari 27 Maret 2013. Kedua kubu menurunkan skuad andalannya masih-masing untuk memetik poin penuh di laga kali ini. Spanyol butuh kemenangan agar dapat memuncaki grup dan lolos otomatis ke piala dunia 2014. Bagaimanakah Video Gol yang terjadi dini hari tadi di sradion state de france paris prancis? lihat disini >> Video Prancis vs Spanyol Kualifikasi Piala Dunia 2014

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Vania Larissa Miss Indonesia 2013

Perwakilan dari Kalimantan Barat Vania Larrisa dinobatkan sebagai Miss Indonesia 2013 dalam malam puncak pemilihan Miss Indonesia 2013 yang diselenggarakan di JI Expo Kemayoran Jakarta tadi malam.



Vania mengungguli 32 finalis lainnya dari seluruh provinsi di Tanah Air. Rona bahagia dan haru terlihat di raut wajah Vania saat Miss Indonesia 2012 Ines Putri Tjiptadi Chandra dan Miss World 2012 Yu Wenxia menyematkan mahkota ke atas kepalanya. Dengan ini,Vania akan mewakili Indonesia di ajang Miss World 2013 yang akan diselenggarakan di Bali pada September mendatang. 

Vania menjadi unggulan di babak 3 besar bersama Miss Jawa Tengah Jovita Dwi Jayanti (runner-up I) dan Miss Jawa Barat Shinta Nur Shafira (runner-up II). Vania menang karena berhasil meyakinkan Dewan Juri pada pertanyaan sama yang diajukan kepada finalis 3 besar mengenai kontribusi terhadap wanita Indonesia.

Dengan semangat,lugas, dan penuh keyakinan, dia pun mengatakan," Saya akan menginspirasi wanita Indonesia di bidang apa pun." Pada malam puncak, finalis harus menjalani sejumlah tahapan untuk merengkuh mahkota Miss Indonesia. 

Yang pertama adalah 10 besar yang dipilih Dewan Juri saat karantina.Mereka pun saling menunjukkan keterampilan dan pengetahuan dalam menjawab pertanyaan dari kontestan lain.Pada tahap ini, 10 besar finalis Miss Indonesia 2013 mengenakan balutan busana berwarna merah dengan mantap menjawab pertanyaan baik menggunakan bahasa Inggris maupun bahasa Indonesia.
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2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe Release

2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe Front View

BMW Press Release:

Sharpened profile: The new 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe and the new 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible.
Powerful engines, the rear wheel drive typical of the brand and inspirational agility make the 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe and the 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible stand out from the crowd. These vehicles possess characteristics that are unique in the compact premium vehicles segment. The unmistakeable profile of the two models, which represent the entry into the BMW product range in the North American automobile market, is now sharper than ever. Thanks to targeted modifications, the new 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe and the new 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible accentuate the qualities that distinguish the brand even more intensely than ever – in dynamics, efficiency and premium quality. The new styling of the front apron includes, amongst other things, innovative air curtains that counter turbulence in the area of the wheel arches and so reduce the aerodynamic resistance of the vehicle. Further fresh accents have been set through the newly designed headlights and rear lights, high-grade, more refined controls as well as innovations in the selection of exterior paintwork, upholstery and interior trims.

In the USA, two six-cylinder inline engines are available for the new 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe and the new 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible. The power unit fitted to the BMW 128i Coupe and the BMW 128i Convertible is equipped with the VALVETRONIC variable valve control and develops 172 kW/233 bhp. The BMW 135i Coupe and the BMW 135i Convertible are powered by a six-cylinder engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo, direct fuel injection and VALVETRONIC, delivering a maximum of 225 kW/306 bhp. As an alternative to the six-speed manual transmission, which is standard equipment, a six-speed automatic transmission is available for the BMW 128i and a seven-speed double clutch sports automatic transmission for the BMW 135i.

World premiere: The new 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe, the new 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible.
Outstanding driving pleasure in the compact segment is now more attractive than ever. With targeted design modifications, which optimise not only the appearance of the vehicles but also their aerodynamic properties, the new 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe and the new 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible are being presented to the world’s media for the first time at the 2011 NAIAS. There are two engines available for each of the two models in the USA. Modern six-cylinder engines, rear wheel drive, high-quality chassis technology, innovative features and equipment as well as premium quality propel them to an exceptionally advantageous position in their competitive field.

Fresh accents for efficiency and dynamics: the new 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe, the new 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible.

As trailblazers pioneering more driving pleasure and projecting sporting elegance in the premium compact segment, the 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe and the 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible are delighting a steadily growing community of admirers. Fresh accents apparent in the design of the bodywork and in the conception of the interior are again sharpening the profiles of both of the two-door 2012 BMW 1 Series vehicles, highlighting the quality of their driving dynamics, while underlining their exemplary efficiency. The integration of air curtains in the front apron, now even more dynamically shaped, is central to the modifications to the exterior. This innovative aerodynamic measure, developed within the framework of BMW EfficientDynamics, reduces the air resistance in the area of the wheel arches and results in a further reduction in emissions for all engine types. In addition, both the 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe and the new 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible present a new concept in the design of the headlights and the rear lights.
On the occasion of the world premiere of the new 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe and the new 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible at the NAIAS 2011 in Detroit, innovations in the areas of exterior paintwork, types of upholstery and interior trims as well as additional alloy rims will be presented, all available for both models. In addition to the high design quality, with a standard of materials and workmanship otherwise found only in the premium segment, numerous equipment characteristics and features unique in the compact segment, including the innovative services available through BMW ConnectedDrive, ensure that the new 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe and the new 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible will build upon their outstanding position in their competitive environment.
On the North American automobile market, the 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe and the 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible mark the beginning of a fascinating world of driving pleasure as premium automobiles belonging to the BMW brand. More than ever, the two models embody the combination of driving dynamics and efficiency, unparalleled in the compact segment worldwide, which are typical of the brand. The characteristic driving pleasure results from powerful engines with a high degree of efficiency, state-of-the-art chassis technology along with rear wheel drive – still the only rear wheel drive to be found in this class of vehicle.

In the USA, two inline six-cylinder engines are available for both the new 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe and the new 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible. The power unit in the BMW 128i Coupe and in the BMW 128i Convertible, equipped with the VALVETRONIC fully variable valve timing system, develops 172 kW/233 bhp. In the BMW 135i Coupe and the BMW 135i Convertible, a six cylinder with BMW TwinPower Turbo, direct fuel injection and VALVETRONIC delivers a maximum of 225 kW/306 PS.
New accents in design – the powerfully modelled front apron underlines the sporting character.
Due to targeted design modifications, the Coupe and the Convertible have gained even more autonomy within the 2012 BMW 1 Series. The 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe is distinguished by the striking combination of a powerful body with a seemingly light greenhouse. In addition, with its long bonnet, its long wheelbase and the passenger compartment set back, it possesses the classic proportions of a BMW Coupe. This authentic transfer of the character of the Coupe to the compact segment is just as unique as the elegantly stretched lines, which also make the 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible an exception in its segment. The horizontal waistline and the flat rear end characterise the sporting, elegant silhouette of the four-seater. What is more, the short A-columns guarantee a particularly intense open-air feeling. The high-quality textile top of the 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible both opens and closes automatically within 22 seconds. The operating mechanism for the top can be activated while driving, at speeds of up to 40 km/h.
The agile, sporting character of both the new 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe and the new 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible is additionally emphasised by the particularly expressive contours of the front apron. The complex interaction between concave and convex surfaces accentuates the individual appearance of both models within the 2012 BMW 1 Series. The front apron, with one large central air intake and two side intakes positioned in the lower section, reaches down towards the roadway, thus underscoring the orientation to the road and the urge of both models to move forwards, with energy and drive.

The innovation of air curtains – optimised aerodynamic characteristics reduce emissions.
The most functionally significant innovation to the front design of the Coupe and the Convertible is the integration of air curtains into the outer air intakes. They have the effect of considerably reducing turbulence in the area of the wheel arches by optimising airflow. At the outside edge of the side air intakes, the inflowing air is guided through closed ducts, which lead along the inside of the front apron to the two wheel arches. In each wheel arch, the air emerges from a narrow, vertically-orientated slot so that it is directed just along the sidewalls of the tyre at high speed.
The airflow takes the form of a curtain covering the wheels. In this way, the innovation, which quickly gained the name of air curtain, reduces the air resistance in the area of the wheel arches. This optimisation of the aerodynamic characteristics results in a further reduction in emissions for the new 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe and the new 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible.
Expressive and unmistakable – the newly-designed headlights and rear lights.
The newly-designed headlight units contribute to the particularly expressive appearance of the front of the vehicle. The new design underlines the high quality of the light source technology more clearly than ever. The upper edge of the dual, round headlights sports an accentuating chrome trim, creating the focussed look so typical of BMW vehicles. In combination with the optional Xenon headlights, an LED-powered accent light fulfils this task.
The characteristic L-shaped rear lights are also more sharply defined on the new 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe and the new 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible. The unmistakable night design is accomplished by two horizontal banks of lights, which function as reversing lights. These are fed from LED units on vehicles equipped with Xenon lights. The cover glass of the rear lights is coloured red over its entire surface, with only a narrow, horizontal white band for the reversing light breaking the uniform colour scheme.

New exterior paintwork, alloy rims, upholstery and interior trims for more individuality.
The new selection of exterior paintwork, rims, upholstery and interior trims offers additional possibilities for defining the exterior and interior of the vehicle to satisfy personal preferences. Vermillion Red and Marrakesh Brown, both of them metallic colours, are now available for the Coupe and the Convertible. The range of optional alloy rims available has been extended to include a 17-inch five spoke set, a further 17-inch set in an aerodynamically optimised turbine spoke design and an 18-inch set of rims with V spokes.
The range of upholstery and interior trims also contains new highlights. The Network fabric is now available in Magma Brown, the Boston Leather option can now also be ordered in Savannah Beige and Oyster. The range of interior trim strips now also includes Alpine White.
Unique driving pleasure – inline six-cylinder engines, seven-speed double clutch transmission option for the BMW 135i Coupe and the BMW 135i Convertible.
Typical BMW high-revving enjoyment, outstanding running qualities and a degree of efficiency unmatched by the competition – that describes the two inline six-cylinder engines available on the North American automobile market for the new 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe and the new 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible. The 3.0-litre power unit for the BMW 128i Coupe and the BMW 128i Convertible incorporates special features, including a magnesium-aluminium composite crankcase and the VALVETRONIC variable valve timing system. The maximum output of the engine is 172 kW/233 bhp, its maximum torque comes in at 270 Nm. It accelerates the BMW 128i Coupe from zero to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds, the BMW 128i Convertible takes 6.4 seconds to hit the same speed. Both models are fitted with a six-speed manual transmission as standard equipment, a six-speed automatic transmission with Steptronic is available as an option.
The 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder engine for the new BMW 135i Coupe and the new BMW 135i Convertible delivers an even greater degree of dynamism. This is the first engine in the world equipped with the combination of BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, direct fuel injection and VALVETRONIC; it develops a maximum of 225 kW/306 bhp and delivers a maximum torque of 400 Nm. As an alternative to the six-speed manual transmission fitted as standard equipment, this innovative all-aluminium power unit can be equipped with a seven-speed double clutch unit with sports automatic transmission; this option is available for both models. The new BMW 135i Coupe accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds. This is cut to 5.0 seconds when the seven-speed double clutch transmission is fitted. The new BMW 135i Convertible takes either 5.4 or 5.3 seconds to achieve the same speed, depending upon the type of transmission fitted. A very clear indication of the excellent efficiency achieved is given by the EPA mileage figure of 28 mpg (highway) for all combinations of vehicle body and engine.
High-quality features and equipment, M Sports Package and innovative services from BMW ConnectedDrive.
The new 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe and the new 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible emphasise their premium pedigree with a level of standard equipment for both safety and comfort which is both excellent and comprehensive. In addition, numerous options are available, some unobtainable elsewhere, unique to the brand. The M Sports Package is available on all models, further raising the quality of driving dynamics and providing intense, eye-catching enhancement. The new BMW 135i Coupe and the new BMW 135i Convertible come equipped with a modified M Aerodynamics Package as standard equipment.
The range of driver assistance systems and mobility services available from BMW ConnectedDrive is also unmatched in the compact segment. Options available for both the new 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe and the new 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible include the Adaptive Headlight System, the High Beam Assistant as well as the Park Distance Control. In addition to an Internet connection, BMW ConnectedDrive also provides access to Internet-based services to optimise navigation and entertainment. In combination with the Professional Navigation System set up for use with mobile telephones, innovative technologies for integrating mobile telephones and music players are available.


THE 2012 BMW 1 SERIES COUPE

Targeted Innovations Update 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe.

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – BMW today announced several modifications to the 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe that accentuate efficiency and premium quality. The unmistakable profile of the 1 Series Coupe, which represents the purest expression of BMW DNA is now sharper than ever. The new design of the front fascia on the 128i includes BMW's innovative Air Curtain that counters turbulence near the wheel arches and so reduces the aerodynamic resistance of the vehicle. New exterior design accents have been incorporated into the headlight and tail light clusters. In the interior, new switches and controls have a more refined look and feel. The updated 1 Series Coupe will go on sale this Spring.

In 2008 BMW introduced the 1 Series to the US, an authentic performance coupe that drew inspiration from the iconic BMW 2002 model of some 40 years ago. As perhaps the next BMW legend, the 1 Series Coupe represents the core BMW philosophy of pure performance, compact dimensions, and premium design. By combining sporty rear-wheel-drive dynamics, agile handling, powerful engines and seating for four, the 2012 1 Series Coupe continues to reinvent the niche that the legendary BMW 2002 created.

Powerful engines, the rear-wheel drive typical of the brand and inspirational agility make the 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe stand out from the crowd. It possesses characteristics unique in the compact premium vehicle segment.
With these updates, the 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe develops further as one of the most desirable Ultimate Driving Machines® in the business. Two versions are available: the 128i Coupe and the 135i Coupe. Each has been enhanced to improve convenience and comfort for the 1 Series' fourth model year.

Powered by a 3.0-liter, 230 horsepower inline-6 engine that generates 200 lb-ft of torque, the 128i Coupe features BMW's Valvetronic throttle-less intake technology and aluminum/magnesium construction-core elements of BMW's EfficientDynamics.

The 2012 BMW 135i features BMW's newest, 3.0-liter inline-6 engine. Equipped with a single, twin-scroll turbocharger and BMW's revolutionary Valvetronic throttle-less intake technology, the engine produces 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. Referred to internally as the "N55", the engine reaches peak torque at 1,200 rpm and maintains peak torque all the way to 5,000 rpm. With High Precision direct gasoline injectors, optimum performance and fuel efficiency are achieved with even faster engine response across the entire engine speed range. For the 135i Coupe, acceleration from 0-60 mph is accomplished with the standard 6-speed manual transmission in 5.1 seconds.

The 135i can be equipped with BMW's 7-speed Double Clutch Transmission (DCT), as featured on the BMW Z4 Roadster. Equipped with DCT, the 135i Coupe will accomplish the 0-60 mph sprint in a scorching 5.0 seconds. A 6-speed Steptronic automatic remains optional on the 128i. So equipped, the 128i Coupe runs 0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds, or 6.1 seconds with the standard 6-speed manual transmission.

Innovative Aerodynamics: Air Curtains.

Consistency between form and function is crucial to engineers at BMW who seek perfect balance of various aerodynamic factors in the wind tunnel. As a result, the new Air Curtain is BMW's latest aerodynamic innovation. Introduced first on the 2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe, the Air Curtain will now be a standard feature on the 128i Coupe. The Air Curtain improves air flow around the front wheel arches with the benefit of significantly reduced turbulence. The 128i Coupe can also be equipped with special Aero Wheels to further enhance the performance of the Air Curtain system.

This innovative feature consists of openings in the outer section of the lower front fascia that route high-pressure air through ducts at each front corner. The ducts are approximately 10 x 3 centimeters wide and are designed to channel air to openings at the front of each wheel arch, where it is discharged through a very narrow opening at high speed. The escaping air stream covers the side of the front wheels like a curtain, thereby reducing aerodynamically unfavorable turbulence around the rotating wheels.

Air Curtain has a key role to play in the development of future aerodynamic innovations. An example of the air curtain principle was first presented in the concept study BMW Vision EfficientDynamics at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt in 2009, and the developers of the 2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe took on the pioneering task of applying this element to a production vehicle. To do so, they utilized the unique capabilities of the new full-scale "rolling road" Aerolab wind tunnel at the BMW Group's new Aerodynamic Testing Center. Now it has been added to the 128i Coupe.

Handsome looks with sporting intentions

The 2012 1 Series Coupe combines unique, dynamic and unmistakable design elements with a powerful and muscular body. The greenhouse with its characteristic "Hofmeister kink" is moved rearward and offers a particularly nimble look with its long hood. The short overhangs, long wheelbase and large frameless doors sit on a body with a striking shoulder line for a modern interpretation of BMW's characteristic look. On the 135i Coupe, an M Aerodynamic Kit is standard.

The 1 Series boasts aggressive rear end styling. The trunklid has an integrated spoiler chiselled into the rear end of the car to accentuate the short rear section. On the 135i, an additional lip spoiler provides greater downforce on the rear end at high speeds.

The individual sections within the L-shaped rear taillights give the vehicle a lower, sportier look. Horizontal elements integrated in the rear light clusters offer a homogeneous lighting effect. When equipped with Adaptive Xenon headlights (standard on 135i), these horizontal elements are powered by light-emitting diodes (LEDs). This light design, as found on other BMW models, makes the 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe stand out at night. Also, the Adaptive Brake Lights, which operate in two stages relative to brake application force, are yet another feature typical of BMW with the benefit of added safety.

The standard Adaptive Xenon headlights (optional on the 128i) complete with integrated Cornering Lights make driving in the dark safer than ever. The daytime running lights function in typical BMW style with two corona rings on each headlight unit enhances the perception of the car under normal and "murky" light conditions.


Luxurious interior appointments with today's technology

The innovative interior design incorporates high-quality and sophisticated trim elements with luxurious upholstery and color choices. A 60/40 split rear seat is standard. The control console for the entertainment and air conditioning functions is integrated smoothly and harmoniously into the dashboard through its soft radii and flowing surfaces. Added in 2009, a Heated Steering Wheel is included in the optional Cold Weather Package for the 128i Coupe, and is available as a stand-alone option on the 135i Coupe (Cold Weather Package required). BMW's iDrive controller featured in the optional Navigation system is integrated into the center console, again following BMW's philosophy of good ergonomic design. Galvanized pearl gloss surfaces adorn the interior door handles, the glove compartment handle, the radio's rotary knob, the knobs of the automatic air conditioning system, the iDrive Controller, and the ornamental trim strips featured on the sports steering wheel.

The 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe is available with a choice of two upholstery options-sporty and comfortable Leatherette or rich Boston Leather. Boston Leather upholstery adds further style to the high-quality impression of the interior. For 2012, a new interior trim option is available. All the trim elements may be ordered in Gloss White for a sporty and fresh look. The optional Sport Package includes sports bucket seats with enhanced side support which are available in highly distinctive leatherette materials or Boston leather.

High-tech suspension with Electronic differential

In typical BMW configuration, the 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe transmits power to the rear wheels exclusively. This concept– engine at the front, drive wheels at the rear – guarantees optimum traction, near-perfect weight distribution front-to-rear, excellent directional stability, and predictable handling.

The 1 Series Coupe has a sophisticated suspension system with an aluminum double-pivot front suspension and a five-link fully independent rear suspension in lightweight steel. BMW's Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) also includes a Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) function that provides electronic intervention to prevent loss of vehicle control, but at a higher threshold before activation. This allows the driver to experience more spirited driving on dry roads and offers more flexibility when driving in more challenging conditions such as in snow. If the driver desires, both DSC and DTC can be disabled entirely. Optional Active Steering - a variable ratio steering system exclusive to BMW - is available only on the 135i Coupe. In addition to its duties as a safety system, the DSC system on the 135i Coupe is designed specifically to enhance performance-oriented driving.
The rear differential on the 1 Series comes from a new generation of final drives optimized for running smoothness and fuel efficiency. Featuring double-helical ball bearings for the first time, the differential runs at an even lower operating temperature reached more quickly than before thanks to the reduction of fluid required in the differential. Electronic rear brake management is always used to simulate a differential lock for stronger acceleration in turns and low-traction conditions.

The front suspension on the 2012 BMW 1 Series is also built to a unique standard in its competitive group. The double-pivot spring and strut front suspension with its anti-roll bar, is made largely of aluminum and offers an optimum combination of stiffness and low weight. The stable track control arms and thrust rods, as well as near-perfect wheel positioning, make an important contribution to the car's driving dynamics.

M-inspired design for the M Sport Package

Model year 2009 saw the introduction of a new M Sport Package, available on both models of the 1 Series Coupe. Features of the M Sport Package include an Aero kit for reduced lift at speed (standard on 135i) , an increased top speed limiter, better brake cooling, and enhanced aesthetics while the Sports Suspension offers higher traction and reduced body roll with unique wheels and performance tires. On the 135i Coupe, the Sports Suspension also includes a high-performance brake system incorporating 6-piston fixed calipers on the front and 2-piston calipers at the rear. Additionally, the M Sport Package for both models includes BMW Individual high-gloss Shadowline exterior trim, sport seats, BMW Individual anthracite headliner, and M branded trim components including driver footrest, gearshift knob (for manual transmission), and door sills. Finally, LeMans Blue Metallic exterior paint is available exclusively when the M Sport Package is ordered.

High safety standards exceed international requirements

No less than six airbags come standard within the 2011 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe for optimum protection of the car's occupants. The advanced frontal airbags are activated in stages relative to impact severity while the side airbags integrated into the sides of the front seat backrests reduce the risk of injury at chest and hip levels in side impact situations. HPS (Head Protection System) side curtain airbags fitted in the roof lining protect both the occupants on the front seats and the passengers at the rear. The 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe also comes with crash-optimized seats with active headrests that significantly reduc the risk of neck injury in an impact from the rear.

All seats within the 1 Series Coupe are fitted with three-point inertia-reel seat belts and headrests, with the front seat belts fastened on the frames of the driver's and front passenger's seats, keeping the belt in an optimum position around the occupant's hips regardless of seat height or for-aft seat adjustment. Also, the driver's pedals move back automatically with a predetermined amount of deformation in the event of a frontal collision so that the risk of driver foot injury is reduced. And last but not least, the rear seats come standard with LATCH attachments for child seats.

BMW ConnectedDrive Innovations: Advanced on-board use of mobile phones and music players.

Beginning with September production there are enhancements to BMW Assist with Bluetooth and the iPod/USB Adapter. These enhancements extend the functionality through improved integration of mobile devices into the vehicle. These new features are made possible by hardware advances. (All Models)

BMW Assist with Extended Bluetooth

The Bluetooth functionality is extended beyond hands-free and phonebook support with multiple innovations. Feature support is dependent upon compatibility with the mobile device.

RIM Smart Phone Integration
• Mobile Office: The industry-first mobile office integration of BlackBerry Smartphones, a customer can access email, text messages, and notes through the iDrive system providing seamless integration with the vehicle. Safety and avoiding driver distraction is paramount at BMW. In order to maintain the driver's focus on the road, the vehicle's voice control system (included with navigation) will read messages aloud via text-to-speech. The central screen will also display the only the first three lines of text. The full text can only be displayed when the vehicle is parked. Compatible BlackBerry hardware, firmware, and feature set will be announced later.
• vCard photo support: Images of contacts stored in your phonebook are downloaded from the device and shown on the vehicle display. When the mobile phone rings, a picture of the caller will appear on the vehicle display.
• External Call Lists: External call list handling downloads the "re-dial" and "received calls list" at every reconnect of the mobile device and after each call.
• Bluetooth Music Streaming: Bluetooth music streaming offers wireless audio streaming from the mobile device to the vehicle. Music stored on the mobile phone is played and controlled through the iDrive controller.

iPod/USB Adapter
• iPod One-wire integration: The iPod connection no longer requires the "Y-cable" for separate aux-input for sound. The iPod USB cable supplied with the iPod is all that is required to connect the device to the vehicle. The music is transferred directly from the iPod digitally to the sound system via the USB connection.
• Album Cover Art: If cover art is contained in the metadata of a particular song, it will show on the vehicle display while the song is played.
• Voice Control of Devices: The driver can control external devices and select genre, artist, album, and song title with the voice control system included with Navigation System.
• Mobile Phone Device Driver Update: In combination with BMW Assist, the USB port can be used to upload new mobile phone and audio player device drivers. (Release timing for this feature and device driver availability are subject to change.)

BMW Ultimate ServiceTM: Providing owners with incredible value and peace of mind

The 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe will feature BMW Ultimate ServiceTM, a suite of services that includes the BMW Maintenance Program (formerly called Full Maintenance), Roadside Assistance and the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. BMW AssistTM with TeleService is part of the optional Premium Package or can be ordered separately as a stand-along option.

BMW Ultimate ServiceTM includes:

The BMW Maintenance Program is the only no-cost maintenance program in the industry that covers wear and tear items like brake pads and rotors for 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. BMW owners pay nothing for all scheduled inspections, oil changes, brake pads, wiper blade inserts and other wear-and-tear items.

BMW Roadside Assistance is one of the industry's most comprehensive plans available. Not only is it no-charge for the first 4 years, but there is no mileage limit. BMW drivers enjoy the assurance of on-the-road help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, anywhere in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. This includes everything from flat tire changes, emergency gasoline and lock-out assistance, to towing, alternative transportation and even trip-interruption benefits. This service also includes valuable trip routing advice.

BMW New Vehicle Limited Warranty: All 2011 BMW passenger vehicles are covered by BMW's excellent Limited Warranty, which includes:
• New-vehicle warranty – 4-year/50,000-mile coverage of the vehicle.
• Rust-perforation warranty – 12-year/unlimited-mileage coverage.

BMW AssistTM provides the driver with services that enhance on-the-road security and convenience, for added peace of mind. The BMW Assist and Bluetooth® System is included in the Premium Package or available as a stand-alone option. BMW includes the Safety Plan for 4 years at no additional cost. BMW is the only manufacturer that offers this duration of service as other manufacturers only include the first year of service. The BMW Assist Safety Plan is a subscription based service that is subject to certain limitations.

The in-vehicle equipment for BMW Assist includes GPS technology and hands-free communication functions to deliver emergency and other services, accessed via buttons in the overhead or center console. The BMW Assist system transmits the location and vehicle information to the BMW Assist Response Center. A response specialist speaks with the vehicle occupants to coordinate dispatch, notify emergency contacts on file, and link BMW Roadside Assistance or emergency services as needed and/or requested. A severe accident automatically activates the Automatic Collision Notification function. The BMW Assist Safety Plan also includes Door Unlock and Stolen Vehicle Recovery services, which can save the owner time and money. New to BMW Assist is MyInfo, which allows users to send business listings and street addresses with associated phone numbers from the internet, directly to their BMW.

TeleService automatically notifies the BMW center when a vehicle will need service. A service advisor then proactively calls the customer to set up a convenient appointment and have the needed parts ready.

BMW Assist subscribers can also enroll in the BMW Assist Convenience Plan (available at an additional cost of $199 per year) to avail themselves of many BMW Assist concierge services, from finding the lowest fuel price or the best French restaurant in the area to information on flight arrival gates or times, as well as receive directions, and traffic and weather information. On 2007 and later models, a selected destination and its phone number can be sent directly to the BMW Navigation system (if so equipped) and the customer's Bluetooth linked mobile phone, after a push of the Concierge menu option. Last year brought the introduction of BMW Search, which allows those vehicles equipped with both the BMW Navigation and BMW Assist system to gain online access to the Google Maps database inside the vehicle to quickly find a desired business with just a key word. The Convenience Plan also includes Critical Calling, a service that can connect the driver to a requested party via a response specialist in case their mobile phone is not in the vehicle or its battery is discharged.
Lastly, the BMW Assist system includes Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity with phonebook access and speech recognition for dialing by name or number via the steering wheel controls. Use of this feature requires a customer-provided compatible Bluetooth mobile phone. To learn more about BMW Assist, please visit www.bmwassist.com.

Performance with a conscience

BMW strives to produce its motor vehicles and other products with the utmost attention to environmental compatibility and protection. Integrated into the design and development of BMW automobiles are such criteria as resource efficiency and emission control in production; environmentally responsible selection of materials; recyclability during production and within the vehicle; elimination of CFCs and hazardous materials in production; and continuing research into environmentally friendly automotive power sources. Tangible results of these efforts include the recycling of bumper cladding into other vehicle components; water-based paint color coats and powder clear coats; near-future availability of hydrogen-powered models; and various design and engineering elements that help make BMWs easier to dismantle at the end of their service life.


THE 2012 BMW 1 SERIES CONVERTIBLE

BMW 135i Convertible Receives Exciting Upgrades for 2012.

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – BMW today announced several modifications to the 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible that accentuate efficiency and premium quality. The unmistakable profile of the 1 Series Convertible, which represents the purest expression of BMW DNA is now sharper than ever. The new design of the front fascia includes BMW's innovative Air Curtain that counters turbulence near the wheel arches and so reduces the aerodynamic resistance of the vehicle. New exterior design accents have been incorporated into the headlight and tail light clusters. In the interior, new switches and controls have a more refined look and feel. The updated 1 Series Convertible will go on sale this Spring.

For drivers whose definition of Joy includes wind in the face and sunshine above, the 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible continues the tradition established by the iconic BMW 2002 sport sedan. The essence of such driving purity – a responsive inline-6 engine perfectly positioned within a rear-drive chassis to provide balanced, sporty dynamics – is at the heart of this compact four-seat convertible. For the 2012 model year, two versions are available with inline-6 power: the 128i and the 135i.

Powered by a 3.0-liter, 230 horsepower inline-6 engine that generates 200 lb-ft of torque, the 128i Convertible features BMW's Valvetronic throttle-less intake technology and aluminum/magnesium construction-core elements of BMW's EfficientDynamics.

The 2012 BMW 135i features BMW's newest, 3.0-liter inline-6 engine. Equipped with a single, twin-scroll turbocharger and BMW's revolutionary Valvetronic throttle-less intake technology, the engine produces 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. Refered to internally as the "N55", the engine reaches peak torque at 1,200 rpm and maintains peak torque all the way to 5,000 rpm. With High Precision direct gasoline injectors, optimum performance and fuel efficiency are achieved with even faster engine response across the entire engine speed range. For the 135i Convertible, acceleration from 0-60 mph is accomplished with the standard 6-speed manual transmission in 5.4 seconds.

The 135i can be equipped with BMW's 7-speed Double Clutch Transmission (DCT), as featured on the BMW Z4 Roadster. Equipped with DCT, the 135i Convertible will accomplish the 0-60 mph sprint in a scorching 5.3 seconds. A 6-speed Steptronic automatic remains o ptional on the 128i. So equipped, the 128i Convertible runs 0-60 mph in 7.0 seconds, or 6.4 seconds with the standard 6-speed manual transmission.

Innovative Aerodynamics: Air Curtains.

Consistency between form and function is crucial to engineers at BMW who seek perfect balance of various aerodynamic factors in the wind tunnel. As a result, the new Air Curtain is BMW's latest aerodynamic innovation. Introduced first on the 2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe, the Air Curtain will now be a standard feature on the 128i Convertible. The Air Curtain improves air flow around the front wheel arches with the benefit of significantly reduced turbulence. The 128i Convertible can also be equipped with special Aero Wheels to further enhance the performance of the Air Curtain system.

This innovative feature consists of openings in the outer section of the lower front fascia that route high-pressure air through ducts at each front corner. The ducts are approximately 10 x 3 centimeters wide and are designed to channel air to openings at the front of each wheel arch, where it is discharged through a very narrow opening at high speed. The escaping air stream covers the side of the front wheels like a curtain, thereby reducing aerodynamically unfavorable turbulence around the rotating wheels.

Air Curtain has a key role to play in the development of future aerodynamic innovations. An example of the air curtain principle was first presented in the concept study BMW Vision EfficientDynamics at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt in 2009, and the developers of the 2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe took on the pioneering task of applying this element to a production vehicle. To do so, they utilized the unique capabilities of the new full-scale "rolling road" Aerolab wind tunnel at the BMW Group's new Aerodynamic Testing Center. Now it has been added to the 128i Convertible.

Distinctive BMW Convertible appearance

In a mere 22 seconds-even on the move at speeds up to 25 miles per hour-occupants of the 1 Series Convertible can go from encapsulated comfort to top-down exhilaration. If conditions dictate, the electro-hydraulically-operated softtop can be raised within the same 22 seconds, producing a distinctive silhouette enhanced by long frameless doors. The characteristic features of the BMW kidney-shaped grill, front skirt, door sills and rear skirt are identical to those of the 1 Series Coupe.

The standard softtop is available in either black or taupe cloth, but it is the optional Moonlight Black version which is unique to the 1 Series Convertible. Interwoven with fine shiny metallic fibers, this distinctive top produces a shimmery metallic silver appearance in sunlight. The visual effect enhances the convertible's exciting range of nine colors which includes an exclusive hue: Cashmere Silver Metallic.

A distinctive feature of the 1 Series Convertible is the flared shoulder line which runs parallel to the road. This shoulder line flows from the hood past the A pillar to the trunk lid, forming a surface which encompasses the entire interior, giving the impression of a boat deck.
The view from the rear is influenced by the position of the softtop: with the top lowered, completely concealed in the tail, the look is flat and elegant; the appearance with the top up is broad shouldered. The trunk lid has an integrated spoiler chiseled into the rear end of the car to accentuate the short rear section. On the 135i, an additional lip spoiler provides greater downforce on the rear end at high speeds.

The individual sections within the L-shaped rear taillights give the vehicle a lower, sportier look. Horizontal lights integrated in the rear light clusters offer a homogeneous lighting effect with the help of light-emitting diodes (LEDs). This light design, as found on other BMW models, makes the 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible stand out at night. Also, the Adaptive Brake Lights operating in two stages in relation to brake application force are yet another feature typical of BMW, with the additional benefit of extra safety on the road.

The standard (on the 135i) Adaptive Xenon Headlights (optional on the 128i), complete with integrated cornering lights, make driving in the dark safer than ever. The daytime running light function, in typical BMW style, uses the four corona rings around each headlight to enhance the visibility of the car under normal and "murky" light conditions.

Convertible interior features technology enhanced comfort, convenience

Two unique 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible features provide increased driver and passenger comfort, thus improving the overall experience regardless of the top's position. The optional Boston leather incorporates BMW's Sun Reflective Technology where pigments worked into the upholstery mitigate the effect of the sun's ultraviolet rays. Excessive heating of the seats and armrest is diminished, especially for darker interior colors. The overall effect can produce surface temperatures some 20 degrees Fahrenheit below a comparable "normal" leather interior.

The standard upholstery is sporty and comfortable Leatherette, which is also the covering on the optional Sport Package's sport seats with enhanced side support (Boston leather can be selected for this package).

The climate-control system in the 1 Series Convertible has an additional convertible mode (compared to the system in the 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe) designed for open-roof conditions. The three standard modes; gentle, medium and intensive, react primarily to interior sensors, while the convertible mode reacts less to interior temperature and more to the exterior temperature and sunlight factors to establish the intensity of the ventilation.

Turbulence in the roof-down cabin can be reduced by an available wind deflector which can be affixed to the sides of the vehicle with a few adjustments. The wind deflector allows for conversation at normal sound levels and the ability to enjoy the wide variety of audio and communication offerings which include SIRIUS satellite radio, HD radio, the optional Premium Sound system, and Bluetooth. For simple and straightforward connection of an MP3 player, an auxiliary input jack is standard and a USB port for direct control of an Apple iPod or iPhone media player is available as an option.

The control console for the entertainment and climate-control functions is integrated smoothly and harmoniously into the dashboard through its soft radii and flowing surfaces. With the optional navigation system, the iDrive controller is integrated in the center console, following BMW's characteristic philosophy of full driver control at all times. Galvanized pearl gloss surfaces adorn the interior door handles, the glove compartment handle, the radio's rotary knobs, the knobs of the automatic climate control system, the iDrive controller, and the ornamental trim strips featured on the sport steering wheel.

Spacious trunk supplemented by folding seat backs and storage bag

An active couple can carry their gear, regardless of the season, thanks to the generous trunk space offered by the 1 Series Convertible. Two golf bags will fit in the trunk of the 1 Series Convertible – even with the top down! Lowering the soft top produces a storage space that is 8 cubic-feet, which does not include the optional large storage bag that extends into the passenger compartment and can accommodate two snow boards or a golf bag without soiling the upholstery. A zippered opening allows access into the storage bag from within the passenger compartment.

High-tech suspension with newly-developed differential

In typical BMW configuration, the 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible transmits power to the rear wheels exclusively. This concept– engine at the front, drive wheels at the rear – guarantees optimum traction, near-perfect weight distribution front-to-rear, excellent directional stability, and predictable handling.

The 1 Series Convertible has a sophisticated suspension system with an aluminum double-pivot front suspension and a five-link fully independent rear suspension in lightweight steel. BMW's Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) also includes a Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) function that provides electronic intervention to prevent loss of vehicle control, but at a higher threshold before activation. This allows the driver to experience more spirited driving on dry roads and offers more flexibility when driving in more challenging conditions such as in snow. If the driver desires, both DSC and DTC can be disabled entirely. Optional Active Steering - a variable ratio steering system exclusive to BMW - is available on the 135i Convertible. In addition to its duties as a safety system, the DSC system on the 135i Convertible is programmed specifically to enhance performance-oriented driving.

The rear differential on the 1 Series comes from a new generation of final drives optimized for running smoothness and fuel efficiency. Featuring double-helical ball bearings for the first time, the differential runs at an even lower operating temperature reached more quickly than before thanks to the reduction of fluid required in the differential. Electronic rear brake management is always used to simulate a differential lock for stronger acceleration in turns and low-traction conditions.

The front suspension on the 2012 BMW 1 Series is also built to a unique standard in its competitive group. The double-pivot spring and strut front suspension with its anti-roll bar, is made largely of aluminum and offers an optimum combination of stiffness and low weight. The stable track control arms and thrust rods, as well as near-perfect wheel positioning, make an important contribution to the car's driving dynamics.

M-inspired design for the M Sport Package

Model year 2009 saw the introduction of a new M Sport Package, which is standard on the 135i and optional on the 128i. Features of the M Sport Package include an Aero kit for reduced lift at speed (standard on 135i), an increased top speed limiter, better brake cooling, and enhanced aesthetics while the Sports Suspension offers higher traction and reduced body roll with unique wheels and performance tires. Unfortunately, the M Sport Package deletes the Air Curtain feature.

On the 135i Convertible, the Sports Suspension also includes a high-performance brake system incorporating 6-piston fixed calipers on the front and 2-piston calipers at the rear. Additionally, the M Sport Package for both models includes BMW Individual high-gloss Shadowline exterior trim, sport seats, and M branded trim components including driver footrest, gearshift knob (for manual transmission), and door sills. Finally, LeMans Blue Metallic exterior paint is available exclusively when the M Sport Package is ordered.

Safety equipment maximized for convertible design

The four standard airbags in the 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible are designed for the optimum protection of the car's occupants. The advanced frontal airbags are activated in stages relative to impact severity while the side airbags integrated into the sides of the front seat backrests reduce the risk of injury at chest, hip and head levels in side impact situations. The 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible also comes with crash-optimized seats with active headrests designed to reduce the risk of neck injury in an impact from the rear.

All seats within the 1 Series Convertible are fitted with three-point inertia-reel seat belts and headrests, with the front seat belts fastened on to the frames of the driver's and front passenger's seats, keeping the belt in an optimum position around the occupant's hips regardless of seat height or fore-aft placement.

Also, the driver's pedals move back automatically with a predetermined amount of deformation in the event of a frontal collision so that the risk of driver foot injury is reduced. And last but not least, the rear seats come standard with LATCH attachments for child seats.
The 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible is equipped with a roll-over sensor, which continually monitors the vertical and horizontal movements of the vehicle. As soon as the sensors register the danger of the vehicle rolling over, two roll bars are extended in fractions of a second from their storage areas behind the rear headrests. Simultaneously, the front-seat-belt tensioners are activated. Further roll-over protection is offered by the optimized stability of the A pillar and windshield frame.

BMW ConnectedDrive Innovations: Advanced on-board use of mobile phones and music players.

Beginning with September production there are enhancements to BMW Assist with Bluetooth and the iPod/USB Adapter. These enhancements extend the functionality through improved integration of mobile devices into the vehicle. These new features are made possible by hardware advances. (All Models)

BMW Assist with Extended Bluetooth

The Bluetooth functionality is extended beyond hands-free and phonebook support with multiple innovations. Feature support is dependent upon compatibility with the mobile device.

RIM Smart Phone Integration
• Mobile Office: The industry-first mobile office integration of BlackBerry Smartphones, a customer can access email, text messages, and notes through the iDrive system providing seamless integration with the vehicle. Safety and avoiding driver distraction is paramount at BMW. In order to maintain the driver's focus on the road, the vehicle's voice control system (included with navigation) will read messages aloud via text-to-speech. The central screen will also display the only the first three lines of text. The full text can only be displayed when the vehicle is parked. Compatible BlackBerry hardware, firmware, and feature set will be announced later.
• vCard photo support: Images of contacts stored in your phonebook are downloaded from the device and shown on the vehicle display. When the mobile phone rings, a picture of the caller will appear on the vehicle display.
• External Call Lists: External call list handling downloads the "re-dial" and "received calls list" at every reconnect of the mobile device and after each call.
• Bluetooth Music Streaming: Bluetooth music streaming offers wireless audio streaming from the mobile device to the vehicle. Music stored on the mobile phone is played and controlled through the iDrive controller.

iPod/USB Adapter
• iPod One-wire integration: The iPod connection no longer requires the "Y-cable" for separate aux-input for sound. The iPod USB cable supplied with the iPod is all that is required to connect the device to the vehicle. The music is transferred directly from the iPod digitally to the sound system via the USB connection.
• Album Cover Art: If cover art is contained in the metadata of a particular song, it will show on the vehicle display while the song is played.
• Voice Control of Devices: The driver can control external devices and select genre, artist, album, and song title with the voice control system included with Navigation System.
• Mobile Phone Device Driver Update: In combination with BMW Assist, the USB port can be used to upload new mobile phone and audio player device drivers. (Release timing for this feature and device driver availability are subject to change.)

BMW Ultimate ServiceTM: Providing owners with incredible value and peace of mind

The 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible will feature BMW Ultimate ServiceTM, a suite of services that includes the BMW Maintenance Program (formerly called Full Maintenance), Roadside Assistance and the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. BMW AssistTM with TeleService is part of the optional Premium Package or can be ordered separately as a stand-along option.

BMW Ultimate ServiceTM includes:

The BMW Maintenance Program is the only no-cost maintenance program in the industry that covers wear and tear items like brake pads and rotors for four years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. BMW owners pay nothing for all scheduled inspections, oil changes, brake pads, wiper blade inserts and other wear-and-tear items.

BMW Roadside Assistance is one of the industry's most comprehensive plans available. Not only is it no-charge for the first four years, but there is no mileage limit. BMW drivers enjoy the assurance of on-the-road help 24 hours a day, seven days a week, anywhere in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. This includes everything from flat tire changes, emergency gasoline and lock-out assistance, to towing, alternative transportation and even trip-interruption benefits. This service also includes valuable trip routing advice.

BMW New Vehicle Limited Warranty: All 2012 BMW passenger vehicles are covered by BMW's excellent Limited Warranty, which includes:
• New-vehicle warranty – four-year/50,000-mile coverage of the vehicle.
• Rust-perforation warranty – 12-year/unlimited-mileage coverage.

BMW AssistTM provides the driver with services that enhance on-the-road security and convenience, for added peace of mind. The BMW Assist and Bluetooth® System is included in the Premium Package or available as a stand-alone option. BMW includes the Safety Plan for 4 years at no additional cost. BMW is the only manufacturer that offers this duration of service as other manufacturers only include the first year of service. The BMW Assist Safety Plan is a subscription based service that is subject to certain limitations.

The in-vehicle equipment for BMW Assist includes GPS technology and hands-free communication functions to deliver emergency and other services, accessed via buttons in the overhead or center console. The BMW Assist system transmits the location and vehicle information to the BMW Assist Response Center. A response specialist speaks with the vehicle occupants to coordinate dispatch, notify emergency contacts on file, and link BMW Roadside Assistance or emergency services as needed and/or requested. A severe accident automatically activates the Automatic Collision Notification function. The BMW Assist Safety Plan also includes Door Unlock and Stolen Vehicle Recovery services, which can save the owner time and money. New to BMW Assist is MyInfo, which allows users to send business listings and street addresses with associated phone numbers from the internet, directly to their BMW.

TeleService automatically notifies the BMW center when a vehicle will need service. A service advisor then proactively calls the customer to set up a convenient appointment and have the needed parts ready.

BMW Assist subscribers can also enroll in the BMW Assist Convenience Plan (available at an additional cost of $199 per year) to avail themselves of many BMW Assist concierge services, from finding the lowest fuel price or the best French restaurant in the area to information on flight arrival gates or times, as well as receive directions, and traffic and weather information. On 2007 and later models, a selected destination and its phone number can be sent directly to the BMW Navigation system (if so equipped) and the customer's Bluetooth linked mobile phone, after a push of the Concierge menu option. New in 2009 was BMW Search, which allows those vehicles equipped with both the BMW Navigation and BMW Assist system to gain online access to the Google Maps database inside the vehicle to quickly find a desired business with just a key word. The Convenience Plan also includes Critical Calling, a service that can connect the driver to a requested party via a response specialist in case their mobile phone is not in the vehicle or its battery is discharged.

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