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BMW 1 & 2 Series Mainline Models

1st Gen. 1 Series (2004-2013 | E81, E82, E87, E88)

Discussions about the E81 & E87 1 Series hatchback, the E82 coupé and E88 convertible.
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2nd Gen. 1&2 Series (2011-2021 | F20,F21,F22,F23)

Discussions about the F20 & F21 1 Series hatchback, The F22 coupé and the F23 convertible.
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Third Generation 1 Series (2019-tbd | F40)

Discussions about the F40 1 Series hatchback, the first 1 Series on the UKL2 architecture.
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Second Generation 2 Series (2021-tbd | G42)

Discussions about the G42 2 Series coupe, the first 2 Series on the CLAR architecture.
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2 Series AT, GT & GC (2014-tbd | F44, F45, F46)

Discussions about the 2 Series Active Tourer, Gran Tourer & Gran Coupe.
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X1 & X2 (2009-tbd - E84, F48, U11, F39)

Discussions about the bigger baby BMWs, all generations of the X1 and X2.
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BMW 1 & 2 Series M Models

1 Series M Coupé (2011-2012 | E82)

Discussions about the 1 Series M Coupé
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M2, M2 Competition & M2 CS (2015-2021 | F87)

Discussions about the F87 OG M2, M2 Competition & Limited Edition M2 CS
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M2 (release tbd | G8x)

Discussions about the anticipated G8x M2
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BMW 1 & 2 Series Modification

General Modification Discussion

Thinking about upgrades for your baby BMW? Here's where to talk about it!
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Engine & Gearbox Tuning

Engine remaps, dyno results, gearbox flashes, tuning chips or boxes, and all other methods of turning up the power.
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In Car Entertainment, Communication & Sat Nav

Aftermarket audio, custom installs, CarPlay/Android upgrades, Bluetooth units, and anything else related to ICE.
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Interior & Exterior Lighting

Angel eyes/halo rings, LED upgrades, HID kits, OEM retrofits, and everything that turns up the brightness.
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Wheels & Tyres

Aftermarket and genuine wheels, tyre choices, track or winter setups, fitment discussion and showing off.
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BMW 1 & 2 Series Technical

Problems, Technical Issues & Error Codes

Having problems with your baby BMW? Post here for help from the community.
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Cleaning & Detailing

Washing, correcting and protecting your car's interior and exterior.
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Coding & Software

Coding, programming, firmware updates, and the tools used to pull it all off.
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Guides & How Tos

DIY resources for your 1 & 2 Series created by the BabyBMW community.
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Original BMW Equipment, Options & Accessories

Struggling to spec?
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Meetings

UK

Meetups, events and get-togethers in all regions of the UK.
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Europe

Meetups, events and get-togethers in Europe.
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Other

Meetups, events and get-togethers outside of the UK and Europe.
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The Cruise Aftermath

Photos and discussion about past meetings. What happened at the meet, probably won't stay at the meet...
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Members Cars & Photo Gallery

Members Cars

A place for members to show off their pride and joy, document their builds and discuss their plans.
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Monthly Photo Competition

Want to show off your pride and joy? Post your photo here in the monthly photo competition and see if you can win the poll
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Classifieds

For Sale

A place for members to sell their stuff. Please read the forum rules before posting.
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Wanted

A place for members to source items from the community. Please read the forum rules before posting.
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Vendor Member Section Want to Grow Your Business? Learn more about becoming a Supporting or Premium Vendor

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TRL BMW Offers

Home of our Tame Sales Manager .... and his great deals
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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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Forum Support

Site Help and Suggestions

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Off Topic Discussions

General Chit Chat (Off-Topic)

Talk about anything you want... But keep it clean!
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Other Cars

News, opinions, discussions and anything else that isn't related to the BMW 1 & 2 Series.
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Spotted...

Run into a car and wondering if it's a members', or just want to share a sighting with the forum? Drop it in here.
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Links to Interesting Sites

Share any links, articles, deals, discounts or anything else you found interesting.
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  2. Third Generation 1 Series (2019-tbd | F40)
    Hey all. My android auto has really started playing up. Not sure if it's my phone or the car, but it repeatedly connects and then disconnects. Anybody experiencing similar? Cheers.
  3. Second Generation 2 Series (2021-tbd | G42)
    It's vey quiet in this forum, is this due to a lack of interest in the car or lack of members on this forum? I've placed an order for fully loaded M240i (no tow bar or driving assistant package) Brooklyn Grey and am now waiting until Jan. Any others taken the plunge?
  4. Taken my 67 reg M140i for a brake fluid change at local BMW dealer today. Car has full BMW SH but no extended warranty. I was told that when they were changing the fluid, one of the bleed nipples sheared so they want £200 to extract it. I talked to them and asked if anything was wrong with it...
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