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Find out more about the BMW 1 Series F20, F21, F22 & F23 Manufactured from end of 2011
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F40 (2019-tbd)

Find out more about the BMW 1 Series F40. Manufactured from 2019
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F44, F45, F46 (2014 - tbd)

Find out more about the BMW 2 Series F45 & F46 The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe F44 (2019-) The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer F45 (2014-) The BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer F46 (2015-)
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G42 (2021 - tbd)

Find out more about the BMW 2 Series G42. Manufactured from 2021
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F39 (2018 - tbd)

Find out more about the BMW X2 Series F39. Manufactured from 2018
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BMW Problems

Got a problem with your BMW 1 Series? Post your car problems here and seek advice from fellow car owners.
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BMW OEM Options & Accessories

Can't decide on what factory or dealer options to go with? Not sure what a specific option does? Post your thoughts in here
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In Car Entertainment, Communication & Sat Nav

Check here to find out more about ICE, Satellite Navigation, Telecoms etc.
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How To's

This section shows how to carry out modifications to your 1 Series. Please remember that if you are modifying your car to take photo's at each step and document the mod in here. Please read the announcement at the top of the section before posting.
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Tyres/Wheels

Fed up with your run flats? Fancy a change of rubber? Looking a new set of wheels? Get all your tyre/alloys info in here
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Interior/Exterior Lighting

Fancy some Angel Eyes, want to get rid of that yellow glow, want info on LED's, got a problem with your headlights, get your answers here
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Coding/Software

Information about coding your BMW
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Aftermarket Mods

Engine Remapping/Tuning/Chipping

Get more out of your engine by remapping, tuning & chipping
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Aftermarket modifications

All other aftermarket mods
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Meetings

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Europe

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Others

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The Cruise Aftermath....

The section is to be used for general chat related to cruises/meets that have already taken place
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Photo Gallery

Members Cars

Post pictures of your new baby in here. Please read the rules first though or your picture will be badly photo-chopped!!!!
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Photo Competition

Monthly Photo Competition

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Useful links

Links to interesting sites

This area contains links to useful sites: online shopping retailers, useful maps, interesting articles etc. Its NOT a discussion area
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Detailing

Cleaning & detailing your car

How to look after your paintwork
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Road Tests & Reviews

Links to tests & reviews

This section holds links and reviews of the BMW from the media and other websites.
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Members reviews

This section holds reviews of Babybmw members own reviews
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Classifieds

For Sale

This is for private sales only - please email the webmaster if you are a business. It doesn't have to be BMW or car related, if you think you can sell it, post it here.
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Wanted

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Defined Coding

At Defined Coding, we pride ourselves on not only the services we provide, but on how passionate we are about cars! We specialise in BMW F/G/I Series coding, retrofits, diagnostics and the enhancement of features allowing you to utilise your vehicles potential. Customer experience is key for us, so you'll find dealing with our services either in person or remotely efficient and easy.
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Cotswold BMW

As one of the UK's leading BMW/Mini Approved Retail Centres and a babybmw sponsor for over 7 years, we offer discounts and advice to forum members for all genuine BMW/Mini parts and accessories, with our parts advisors having over 50 years combined BMW experience. For all price requests (no matter how large or small) and information, please send a PM, or email us directly at [email protected] with your registration or chassis number.
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Williams Performance

Williams Performance specialise in the M-Lite range of BMW's and the supply of GENUINE BMW parts at cheaper than main dealer prices. We carry a range of common M-Lite service parts in stock and all other parts can be quickly sourced. We stock and supply performance aftermarket parts for BMW M-Lites and many other makes and models of vehicles.
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BM Autosport

We are based on the south coast and was established in 2002. We specialise in supplying alloy wheels for German makes of cars including BMW, Audi, Mercedes and VW. We are authorised dealers for many top wheel brands including 3SDM, AXE, Cades, Ispiri, OEMS, Quantum44, Zito and more. We also stock a large variety of used, original equipment wheels, most of which have been fully refurbished. Discounts available to forum members.
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Chris Knott Insurance

Chris Knott Insurance specialises in looking after the insurance needs of a number of the UK's leading car owners clubs. More information can be found inside. Remember to quote BBM - 96 when dealing with them.
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Sky Insurance

Sky Insurance specialise in performance car and modified car insurance, a 20% discount is offered to babybmw.net members. For a quotation please visit the Sky Insurance website: http://www.skyinsurance.co.uk/car-club-insurance.html
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Performance Torque

Performance Torque are tuning specialists based in the West Midlands. We offer various tuning and performance upgrades for almost all vehicles. Performance Torque has been established since 2003 specialising in ECU tuning and performance upgrades
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Evolve

ECU Tuning | Premium Performance Parts | Dyno Dynamics Rolling Road
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Mstyle

MStyle are specialists in BMW, and Mini - offering a wide range of body styling, interior and performance accessories. We can ship out the products that you order as they are - or, you can opt to have certain products painted to match your vehicle before we send them. We also have a modern workshop and a bodyshop at our premises where you can arrange to have our products professionally fitted.
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GapInsurance.co.uk

Independently Rated 5-Star Invoice & Replacement GAP insurance at prices up to 85% LESS than from a Motor Dealer. Forum members call 01943 850999 for 10% discount!
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Charged Motorsport

We are a small independant company that offers an exclusive range of BMW styling packages, interior upgrades and performance accessories at greatly discounted prices for enthusiasts.
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ABC Detailing

ABC Detailing is the leading detailing and car care specialist based in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. We are approved by Auto Finesse and AMDetails, as well as authorised detailing supplier to Dick Lovett and Inchcape Group. We can Prepare your vehicle to the highest standards anywhere in the UK.
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BW Chiptune

BWchiptune is the oldest and 1st BMW tuner to offer tuning to BabyBMW forum members from its earliest days when the forum started. We custom-tune BMW cars in house on our Dyno Dynamics rolling road. With over 30 years of experience on BMW's servicing & repairs, coding & programming, EWS immobilizer removal, we are the 1st in the UK to refurbish BMW DME & DDE ECUs up to the newest cars. West London's independent BMW specialist, UB3 1BB, call us on 02085611818 0r 07831103030
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Funktion Audio Installs

Here at Funktion, we specialise in Car Audio upgrades and installation. From simple speaker upgrades to full Audio system/visual upgrades, we have it covered! Custom fit speaker systems for BMW available. DAB Solutions/Double Din Conversions/Sat Nav/CarPlay and much more! Come see our section for the latest promotions and offers!
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DreamScience

Vehicle dynamometer diagnostics and automotive tuning products
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AP Automotive

AP Automotive BMW Performance Specialist West Midlands. Maintenance, Repairs, Performance. Ecotune Remapping - Burger motorsport - Bilstein - Eventuri - Scorpion - AWE Tuning
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Bimmer Masterpieces

Exclusive interior parts for BMW M2 and 1& 2 series
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Bluespark Automotive

Bluespark Automotive provide plug and play performance tuning solutions for Turbocharged Petrol and Diesel vehicles. We cover most BMW models and get great results from them. We are a UK company based just south of Newcastle Upon Tyne, where you are always welcome to call in for a chat.
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AUTOID

Passionate about cars, it's our mission to engineer and source top quality parts and accessories for BMWs, at prices likeminded enthusiasts can afford. As a member of the forum, you will become part of our product creation process, be entitled to forum discounts and exclusive offers.
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CAT Driver Training

Reach your car's potential. Fulfill your own. Get expert/insider technique from the leading authority on Vehicle Dynamics. Learn how your car works with knowledge & information you won't get anywhere else.
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ML Performance

At ML Performance, we pride ourselves in offering BMW Performance parts at competitive prices. More importantly, as we are car enthusiast ourselves, we value your shopping experience highly so you can expect great customer service.
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DervTech Tuning Ltd

DervTech Tuning LTD are ECU calibration specialists based in North West England; offering in-house (on our chassis dyno) and remote tuning options for most BMW/MINI models. We are responsible for some of the fastest B58 & N55 powered (Mx40i/Mx35i) vehicles in the country, and pride ourselves in ensuring your vehicle drives, and performs exactly as it should.
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Carbon My Ride

Carbon My Ride - Number one supplier of Carbon Fibre parts for your BMW
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vcheck.uk

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Tom Wrigley Performance

Tom Wrigley Performance is owned and run by professional racing driver Tom Wrigley himself. Specialists in all types of modifications from big brake kits and suspension to BMW ECU tuning via Bootmod3
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Selecting Gear

Selecting Gear is a specialist auction service offering a curated collection of premium, luxury and collectable vehicles, supplied by enthusiasts, for enthusiasts.
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Mura Car Accessories

We specialise in BMW infotainment units. Repairing all kind of modules, from iDrive computers, (CCC, CIC, CIC-MID, MASK, MASK2, HU ENTRY, HU ENTRY NAV, NBT) to MULF modules, TCU units, PDC, Monitors, LCM, BM24, TV Tuners, LCM, etc.
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Remyroc Detailing

Vehicle Detailing Solutions for Preston, Lancashire, Manchester and the North West
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Regal Autosport

We are an independent garage specialising in the servicing, repair and performance improvements on European cars. Specifically for the 'Baby BMWs' we offer manufacturer scheduled servicing, specialist repairs and performance upgrades including bolt-ons from all major brands, custom ECU software and are stockists of Wavetrac Differentials.
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Chis-Tech

Based in Cramlington, Northumberland, we specialize in exhaust systems & carry out the ever popular mods to standard M lite exhaust systems. We also perform front box mods, PPF mods, Resonator deletes and the amazing back box modification. Giving your M lite the noise it should have had from the factory. We have access to a vast range of off the shelf performance exhaust systems, as well as custom exhaust work that we carry out in our fully equipped fabrication workshop.
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Other Cars

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